The Display Industry News Source 12.08.2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
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Toshiba Japan Dates And Prices Its 55-Inch Naked-Eye 3D TV With 4K Resolution "To recap, the TV features 3,840×2,160 pixels resolution in 2D mode (that’s four times the resolution of full HD) and a solid 1,280×720 resolution in 3D mode." via TechCrunch

LG Display Holds Enviable Post as Top Panel Supplier of Tablet Screens "While Apple, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble have very different tablet offerings, LG Display finds itself sought after by the three tablet manufacturers because of the in-plane switching (IPS) technology that the South Korean electronics titan uses for its small- and medium-sized liquid crystal display (LCD) panels. The panels, which range in size from 7 to 10 inches, also are used in devices like smartphones, digital still cameras and MP3 players." via iSuppli

Korean OLED consortium want to produce 1250mm flexible OLEDs in a 40” flexible display TV by 2018 "The korean government launched a OLED consortium including 26 institutes and companies which want to develop organic light emitting diode displays and lighting applications. One of the main goal is to produce a OLED material which make a flexible LCD or OLED with 1250mm thickness in a 40 inch size possible." via OLED-DISPLAY

UK’s “Domesday Reloaded” Archives On Touch-Table At Bletchley Park "It’s not actually a Surface; the 52-inch screen is larger than the latest Samsung-based Surface 2.0, and probably uses a traditional capacitive detection layer. But it’s a great match for the data: maps and pictures and captions are natural companions for hands and fingers, and of course the collaborative, in-person sharing that’s so fun on large displays like this is also very appropriate with this content." via TechCrunch

Sharp, Samsung Among LCD Makers to Pay $388 Million in U.S. Pricing Case "Sharp, Japan’s largest panel maker, paid $105 million; Samsung, the world’s largest TV maker, paid $82.7 million; and Chimei Innolux Corp. (3481), Taiwan’s largest maker of display panels, paid $78 million, according to filings yesterday in San Francisco federal court." via Bloomberg

Acer CEO Wang Pegs Company Future on Ultrabooks "But there are two, more important challenges. One, to use Apple’s lineup of MacBooks, is to cram a 13.3-inch display into a 11.6-inch chassis, a 15.4-inch display into a 13.3-inch chassis, and a 17-inch display into a 15.4-inch chassis. And at the same time squeeze quadruple the number of pixels into existing displays. For example the 1440×900 pixel format on the 13.3-inch MacBook Air would double horizontally and vertically to 2880×1800, and this Retina-ized display would sport thin enough bezels to fit into a 11.6-inch chassis. I think this is where we’re going with the next generation of thin, light, all day battery powered notebooks." via DisplayBlog

Hitachi 7in. TFT has 15:9 aspect ratio "Hitachi Display Products Group has introduced a 7.0in WVGA TFT display module, which has a 15:9 wide aspect ratio and resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.The TX18D44VM2BAA features a 400cd/m² LED backlight providing a 40K hour half brightness lifetime and a contrast ratio of 400:1.Electrically compatible with existing Hitachi WVGA TFT display modules, the TX18D44VM2BAA features an industry standard 40-pin 6-bit RGB CMOS interface which enables a colour palette of up to 262K colours." via ElectronicsWeekly

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