The Display Industry News Source 11.29.11
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
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Sony Personal 3D Viewer Headset with Two OLED Screens (Video Above) - via CNET

E-Ink Holdings Suspends Panel Production Agreement with LG Display, Switches to Rival - "Power struggles amid display manufacturers, as E Ink Holdings (EIH) apparently suspends its fringe-field switching (FFS) LCD panel production agreement with LG Display and instead shifts manufacture to rival CPT. FFS displays are a key rival to the IPS panels that LG Display and others supply Apple for the iPad, promising wide viewing angles among other benefits. In addition to ending the FFS production agreement, EIH will buy back bonds in its Hydis display subsidiary." via Digitimes and Slashgear

Apple Switches Component Sourcing From Korean Manufacturers to a Combination of Japanese Companies - "After months of fighting Court battles with arch rival Samsung, Apple appears to have switched large chunks of their component sourcing from Korean manufacturers LG and Samsung, to sourcing OEM components for their new iPhone and iPads from a combination of Japanese companies including Toshiba, Hitachi, Sharp and Sony. The move could strip billions from the revenues of the Korean companies who are set to compete head on with Apple in the smartphone, tablet, PC and in mid 2012 the TV market. Several sources have said that Sharp is currently building a new 55" Apple TV while other sources have said that two of the three companies forming the Japan Display alliance, Hitachi and Sony, were already producing both iPad 3 LCDs and four-inch LCDs for a "new iOS device."" via Smarthouse

Demand for LCD Panels for Vehicle Displays Grows - "While shipments of small- to medium-size LCD panels for handset applications will continue to make up the largest portion of global shipments of flat panels, vehicle displays are increasingly becoming a potential application for small- to medium-size flat panels, according to Digitimes Research. Demand for vehicle displays has continued to expand recently as more and more automakers in the US and Europe have rolled out vehicles with built-in navigation devices, said Digitimes Research. As a result, shipments of vehicle displays are expected to grow by a CAGR of 18.9% during the period from 2011-2014, said Digitimes Research, adding that shipments of high-end panels for the automotive OEM market are likely to post an even higher CAGR of 24.8% during the period." via Digitimes

iPad 3 Rumored to Have Retina Display based on In-Plane Switching - "He (CNET's Richard Shim) speculated this Retina Display will be based on LCD technology with in-plane switching (IPS) rather than AMOLED. A QXGA display has the same 4:3 aspect ratio the iPad which will allow for scaling up apps just like the Retina iPhone and iPod display did, allowing minimal intervention. Its wide screen 16:10 aspect ratio counterpart is called WQXGA, featuring a 2560-by-1600 pixel resolution of Apple’s 30-inch Cinema Display." via 9to5Mac




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