The Display Industry News Source 12.29.2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
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Touchscreens adopt on-cover over in-cell LCD "Vendors worldwide are being pressured by smartphone and tablet makers to quickly integrate touch into the display itself, using in- or on-cell sensors, but slow development has prompted add-on touchscreen vendors to offer interim sensor-on-cover, touch-on-lens, and similar one-glass solutions, at least for 2012." via EETimes

Kyocera To Buy LCD Maker Optrex "Through the acquisition, Kyocera aims to strengthen and expand its LCD and touchscreen business. Optrex will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera, effective February 1, 2012." via RTTNews

8000 Strike At Nanjing LG Display Plant "The reason for the strike: year-end bonuses. Modularizing LCD panels is labor intensive, so LCD manufacturers rushed into China to set up LCD module factories. I gather from this strike cost has been increasing for some time. At some point companies will look to mechanized labor as a solution." via DisplayBlog

Sony Exits S-LCD Panel Venture "After Samsung Buyout Korean technology giant Samsung has announced that it is buying out Sony’s entire stake in their LCD joint venture, and will pay the equivalent of £600 million for the latter’s share. For the past seven years, Sony’s television business has been making a loss, and the agreement has been reached as Sony restructures its TV operations." via HDTVtest

Android Handset’s Display Resolution Improved Using LCD Resolution App "With the LCD Resolution app, which has been developed by Wemobs Labs, you can “force” the display resolution of your Android phone to be better than what it was shipped with. The app just changes the pixel density and it will appear like you have changed the display resolution." via MobileMagazine

AUO, CMI to introduce AMOLED panels in 2012 "Taiwan-based panel makers AU Optronics (AUO) and Chimei Innolux (CMI) will both introduce AMOLED panel products in 2012 to compete against Korean rivals who have been dominating the market for a technology that poses a strong challenge to TFT LCD in the display market." via DigitimesDisplays

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