The Display Industry News Source 1.13.2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
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via TheVergeThe best of Samsung's 2012 TV lineup: 75-inch Series 8 LED, 55-inch OLED, and 4K prototype display "The Series 7 and Series 8 TVs also support the new smart evolution upgrade kit, though we still were unable to get a look at the port itself. There was also a prototype of Samsung's 70-inch 4K by 2K ultra high definition display. There's no word on when this might hit the market, but the rest of Samsung's displays (minus the OLED) should hit the market sometime in Q1." via TheVerge

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Portwell Announces New All-in-one In-vehicle Turnkey Telematics Solution with 8˝ touch screen and One-Key-Recovery "Featuring the peace-of-mind of One-Key-Recovery, the new PTH-2080A in-vehicle telematics platform integrates the vehicle’s engine data, location information, video images and sensed data, then transmits it to a control center at a remote site via its embedded communications module. PTH-2080A features an 8-inch display that uses 4-wire resistive LCD touchscreen technology for ease of use and simplifies data reading and operation during driving." via DisplayAllianceOpen

Samsung Re-enters the Japanese TV Market "Given the fact that the flat panel TV boom is over in Japan, and that Japan is a market where foreign brands don’t have much room to play, it is interesting to see that Samsung is planning on re-entering the Japanese TV market. What might be driving Samsung to do this?" via FlatVisionIndustryNews

LCD, LED segment is growing consistently: MIRC Electronics "The LCD, LED segment is showing consistent growth. Yes, more costs have to be passed on to the consumer in the coming months. So, all of us are pensive about how this would impact the consumer demand because another 4-5% price hike may result in some kind of a consumer demand slowing down." via moneycontrol

Latest iPad 3 rumor: LG, Samsung will build its screen, not Sharp "What that means is Sharp’s IGZO technology will not be powering the rumored retina display with 2,048×1,536 resolution. That tech, which uses indium, gallium and zinc, could have potentially made the iPad thinner, but perhaps it had yield issues that led Apple to keep using IPS technology for its screen." via ZDNet

Shipments of 9.7-inch iPad panels to top over 65 million units in 2012, says DisplaySearch "Shipments of 9.7-inch flat panels for iPads are expected to top over 65 million units in 2012 compared to 48 million units shipped in 2011, DisplaySearch has estimated." via DigitimesDisplays

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