- 22 May 2013:Tianma and Corning will display these panels in their respective booths at the Society for Information Display's Display Week from May 21-23.
- 16 May 2013:MIT tech turns any surface into a user interface, but it's useless without Google Glass (May 2) - ExtremeTechWith Google Glass just around the corner, augmented reality is finally becoming a realistic part of our foreseeable future.
- Diamond Pixels: Galaxy S4's unique subpixel arrangement gets a close up (April 30) - Andorid AuthorityA high-resolution shot of the Galaxy S4's screen reveals the unique subpixel arrangement that Samsung used in order to achieve the 441ppi pixel density on an AMOLED display.
- Miortech introduces color displays that reflect sunlight, just like paper, with environmental benefits such as low power consumption and reduced light pollution overcoming the disadvantages of LED billboards.
- Not every smartphone company has Foxconn building its phones, and one in particular has chosen to do things very differently.
- 14 May 2013:Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it had acquired Liquavista NV from Samsung Electronics Co to help the world's largest Internet retailer develop new displays for mobile devices.
- Korea launches touch screen industry forum to help domestic manufacturers grow worldwide (May 8) - The Next WebThe Korean government has established a forum for touch screen manufacturers in the country, aimed at encouraging cooperation and boosting their global businesses. The move is part of the country's wider goal to become the world's second larger touch screen supplier by 2020.
- The latest Amazon smartphone rumour has the yet-to-be-announced phone packing a sophisticated 3D holographic screen. This is a very dumb idea. The last place you want images floating in space is your smartphone.
- A new report from The Korea Times reveals that there will soon be a new kind of smartphone screen from LG, and it may be described simply with one word: unbreakable.
- A Japan-based report indicates that production of at least one key component for the next iPhone will begin next month.
- It's another blow for immersive virtual reality. University of California researchers have shown that even people with perfect eyesight navigate the world by relying on a lot more than what they see. Here's why VR won't really work until we go beyond visual cues and fancy treadmills.
- 7 May 2013:Why curved? The idea is to offer to an IMAX-like experience in the home. A curved display also eliminates the problem of screen-edge visual distortion and loss of detail since the entire surface is equidistant from the viewer's eyes, LG says.
- We know we're a long way from developing Star Trek's transporter or warp drive, but what about hyperimmersive holographic rec rooms? High-resolution, 360-degree screens are becoming a reality, though they may feel more Fahrenheit 451 than Star Trek.
- The government is asking automakers to put stronger limits on drivers' interaction with in-car touch screens in an effort to curb distracted driving.
- 3 May 2013:Dolby says they have now developed a system that encodes a 3D image stream and can decode it in real time to produce 3D without the need for glasses on "any 3D TV, tablet, laptop or smartphone" with sufficient resolution.
- Electromagnetic interference can screw up cell phone and radio reception. But it may also be the key to cheaply transforming regular LCD screens into touch- and gesture-sensing displays, according to recent research.
- There's a recent fitness trend that sees people switching from a traditional desk to working on a treadmill to maximize their physical activity. The problem is that at anything more vigorous than a casual stride, it's difficult to read a static display while on a treadmill. At least until researchers at Purdue University commercialize their new ReadingMate system.
- Blind people will soon be able to read SMSs and emails on their smartphones.
- Samsung's Galaxy S4 relies on materials and patents from New Jersey-based Universal Display Corporation. Without Universal there would be no efficient, thin, beautiful OLED display for the S4. But Universal's relationship with Samsung goes back through the whole Galaxy line. And it stretches far into the future.
- The stretchable touchscreen, dubbed Obake, was created by Dhairya Dand and Rob Hemsley, both of MIT's Media Lab. The touchscreen basically amounts to an interactive display on top of an elastic surface.
- 30 Apr 2013:A former executive with AU Optronics was sentenced Monday to serve two years in prison and pay a US$50,000 fine for participating in a worldwide LCD screen price-fixing conspiracy, the US Department of Justice said.
- 25 Apr 2013:The "smelling screen", invented by Haruka Matsukura at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in Japan and colleagues, makes smells appear to come from the exact spot on any LCD screen that is displaying the image of a cup of coffee, for example.
- The idea behind the iOptik, is that the contact focuses foreground light, like that from a nearby monitor, onto the center of the pupil.
- LCD panel makers in Taiwan, Japan and Korea have been suffering. Despite the growing demand for LCDs the high number of panel makers and new competition from China has resulted in tough price competition for panel makers, to the point that many panel makers are no longer profitable.
- Apple job listing confirms Apple is investigating using flexible displays in future products (April 10) - 9to5Mac.comWe know that Apple has been investigating various methods of incorporating flexible displays in its mobile devices thanks to a handful of patents and patent applications published over the last year.
- So what makes liquid crystals so ideal for the displays in everything from digital watches to tablet computers?
- 23 Apr 2013:LCD panels are typically composed of two sheets of polarized material with a liquid crystal solution between them, so when an electric current passes through the liquid, it causes the crystals to align so that light can (or can't) pass through.
- As you read this, retailers are putting Sony model W009A BRAVIA TV sets on shelves around the USA. We'll be seeing quantum dots in LCD before OLED for sure. It didn't look that way a few years back, so I thought it would be interesting to bring us all up-to-date on the industrial and commercial development of quantum dot (QD) technology for display applications.
- Any Mobile Device Can Display Glasses-Free 3-D Images With This Novel Plastic Film (April 3) - IEEE SpectrumGlasses-free 3D imaging on mobile devices is nothing new; the Nintendo 3DS has been around since 2010 impressing users with its 3D graphics sans spectacles. Since that breakthrough, ensuing generations have seen incremental improvements.
- Born in 1940, computer scientist Alan Curtis Kay is one of a handful of visionaries most responsible for the concepts which have propelled personal computing forward over the past thirty years - and surely the most quotable one.
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- 16 Apr 2013:Convergent screens, content and data creating 'One Screen' to rule them all (March 28) - Digital Signage TodayEvery day the consumer becomes more and more involved in a digital world. From movie screens, TVs and PCs to smartphones, tablets and digital signage, the screens are converging on several levels.
- Meldaikyte's mixed-media exhibit reimagines the language of smartphone communication as sculptures; there's pinching, tapping, scrolling, flicking and swiping.
- Pixelligent Technologies launches PixClear Zirconia nanocrystals for increased light output in touchscreens (March 28) - Solid State TechnologyPixelligent Technologies, a manufacturer of nanocrystal additives for the electronics and semiconductor markets, recently announced the launch of its PixClear Zirconia nanocrystals. When incorporated into existing products, the nanoadditives can dramatically increase light output and readability of modern touch screens and displays.
- Samsung's internal practices and external strategies-from how TVs are designed to the company's philosophy of "perpetual crisis"-all spring from the codified teachings of the chairman.
- Eastman Kodak has agreed to sell document-imaging assets to Japanese office-equipment company Brother Industries for about US$210 million, setting the minimum bid for an auction.
- Japan-based Sony has managed to slash the operating loss in its television business by half in the just-ended fiscal year by reducing fixed costs and narrowing its product lineup, a company executive said Thursday--a significant improvement even though the segment has lost money for a ninth year in a row, the Nikkei reported.
- 15 Apr 2013:China's economic growth slowed unexpectedly in the first quarter, raising concerns that a recovery that started in the second half of last year is already losing steam.
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- 29 Mar 2013:Young children-even toddlers-are spending more and more time with digital technology. What will it mean for their development?
- Digitimes Research: LCD monitor shipments from Taiwan makers drop 14.7% in 1Q13
- Digitimes Research: Taiwan small- to medium-size TFT LCD panel shipments to rise nearly 10% in 2Q13
- Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD TV shipments expected to rise nearly 5% in 2Q13
- Digitimes Research: LED TV to account for 100% of Samsung TV products in 2013
- Fortrend shipped Turn Key to China first licensing partner
- Merck inaugurates its New Business R&D and Application Lab in Taiwan
- Multi-touch applications in PC and mobile devices
- The opportunities and challenges for Taiwan in the face of multi-platform applications
- Trends and challenges for the development of multiple platforms for mobile devices in 2013
- LSI completes acquisition of SandForce
- Fujitsu introduces ARROWS Z ISW11F au smartphone
- PSCo Technical Distribution partners with Matrox to offer fully integrated turnkey video walls
- Digital Signage Expo 2012 opens conference registration
- Subkarma invited OPTOTECH to take part in the '2011 Taipei World Design Expo'
- China market: Epson targets 2011 projector shipments to reach 200,000 units
- Projector suppliers find new ground in emerging markets
- Taiwan market: Enterprise models dominate 2Q11 shipments
- ViewSonic announces ultra-portable LED projector line
- Computex 2011: Nvidia introduces wired 3D Vision glasses and new GeForce GPUs
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