- 23 Aug 2013:Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) is the most exciting display technology since plasma, but there are a few things it needs to overcome before hitting the mainstream.
- What makes an OLED TV better than an LED or LCD TV? How is OLED superior? Are there any disadvantages to OLED? We've got answers to those questions and more, in plain language, below.
- Originally developed for avionics and military displays, Direct-Dry-Film (DDF) optical bonding is now moving into industrial and consumer applications such as touch screens, TVs, smartphones, tablets, digital signage, and medical imaging.
- BOE Technology Group announced that it has placed significant orders for advanced Gen 8.5 and Gen 5.5 display production equipment from Applied Materials for use in multiple facilities.
- TIME can really drag when you're waiting for a bus or train. Soon you might be able to use that dead time to contribute to a crowdsourced project.
- Industry experts are racing to produce the next big conductive coating.
- The industrial HMI is continuing to evolve with the addition of multi-touch capabilities that are now standard on smartphones and tablets. With multi-touch functionality, HMI operation is simplified and enhanced, but the biggest question is how quickly these more sophisticated interfaces may be adopted by machinery builders and users.
- Capacitive touchscreens in consumer electronics took off with the introduction of Apple's iPhone in 2007.
- According to Harman, the next generation of sat-nav software will be more user-friendly and use a head-up display (HUD).
- 21 Aug 2013:Several major trends have been driving technological innovation in the display industry since its early days. These trends include image quality, screen size, portability and form factor.
- Good news for gamers (and rubber duckies). A Kinect-based setup out of Japan transforms water into an interactive surface for playing games, watching movies, and maybe more.
- Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. Semiconductor Group has announced a major initiative to expand sales efforts in Europe for its industrial TFT-LCD modules.
- 20 Aug 2013:Occasionally an existing technology is improved to push components into new usage areas. Sharp has done that with the monochrome LCD display, pushing it into microwatt power consumption territory while approaching e-ink display contrast levels. Coupled with pixel memory, they are call memory LCDs.
- Tabletop computers have not exactly taken the world by storm, as some predicted they would. While a few have appeared in shops, bars, and hotels, it's not hard to understand why devices that until recently cost more than $8,000 have failed to gain wider adoption.
- 16 Aug 2013:A startup called Ubi Interactive is now selling $150 software that can turn any wall, desk or screen into a 45-inch touchscreen. Just hook up a Microsoft Kinect sensor and a screen or projector, and the display will instantly gain touch-screen capabilities.
- 15 Aug 2013:Whirlpool of the US has agreed on a US$552 million proposal to take control of a Chinese maker of fridges and washing machines as it tries to gain a better foothold in the fast-growing consumer markets of Asia.
- 14 Aug 2013:Universal Display sees more growth potential as more OLED products, including curved TVs, hit the market.
- 9 Aug 2013:Toshiba's new chief executive said he won't pull the plug on the company's unprofitable television and personal-computer operations, shunning the "easy option" of exiting cutthroat competition for a chance to reclaim its former prominence in the businesses.
- When Amazon unveiled the unique display panel of its Paperwhite Kindle e-reader, it revealed two impressive facts: The first is that Amazon's internal hardware engineering team is more sophisticated than Amazon's line of decent but not so revolutionary tablets and e-readers would suggest.
- 7 Aug 2013:The company says it will start mass-producing its eighth-generation glass-cutting technology the second half of 2014.
- 5 Aug 2013:Approaching the latter part of 2013, continued investment in flat panel LCD technology has produced a crop of LED TVs which sacrifice little in terms of performance to their Plasma counterparts.
- Microsoft is discounting its Surface Pro tablet this weekend, following heavy reductions to its Surface RT costs recently.
- Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry recently showcased a smartwatch that can be connected wirelessly to an iPhone, which the company hopes will be part of its next driver of revenue growth.
- Samsung is set to lift the lid on the device alongside the Galaxy Note 3 at IFA at the start of September.
- 2 Aug 2013:Right now, almost all the major TV manufacturers, and most of the minor ones, are shipping or preparing to ship, Ultra HD televisions. These have 4 times the resolution of your current television. The hope is this next-gen tech will inject some profits back into a stagnated industry.
- While the likes of Sony and LG have been banging the Ultra HD drum for months, it's the Chinese that are going to bring the technology to the masses.
- Now that consumers have proven uninterested in today's 3D TV, the consumer electronics companies have turned to 4K Ultra-HD TV as the Next Big Thing that will trigger the new upgrade cycle.
- 31 Jul 2013:Computerworld - Some popular new tablets come equipped with storage expansion slots; others do not. Which is better?
- Microsoft's Surface tablet has earned the company less in revenue than it paid to write down unsold stocks of the device.
- 30 Jul 2013:Samsung is nearing an agreement to acquire Novaled AG, a German maker of materials used to light up smartphone and television screens, two people with knowledge of the matter said.
- TDG have forecast that by 2020, around half of all viewing will be outside of a TV and will be on an application dedicated to a specific video service.
- A recent study done by Strategy Analytics revealed that Android tablets have eaten away at Apple's pie of the tablet market, getting a solid foothold of 67% in the second quarter of 2013.
- 26 Jul 2013:The flow of moving water has been one of humanity's oldest sources of energy. However, water wheels at shoreline mills are hardly sufficient for a modern electrified civilization.
- Accessing your private computer from anywhere could save you the trouble of lugging around your laptop, charger and all those assorted add-ons
- After making scratchproof glass for smartphones and tablets in past years, Corning is now working on making its famous Gorilla Glass resistant to germs and glare as well, a tech site reported.
- Google is buying a stake in Himax Technologies, the Taiwanese chip manufacturer that develops display technology for Google Glass.
- Apple is testing larger screens for its smartphones and tablets as it attempts to answer increasing concerns about its product lineup and competition from Samsung Electronics.
- Google on Wednesday made another attempt to embed itself into living rooms, after several false starts.
- 25 Jul 2013:Among the key features are an HD screen (with 1,920x1,200-pixel resolution); front and rear cameras (1.2- and 5.0-megapixel, respectively); Bluetooth 4.0; a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor; 2GB of RAM; NFC; and an Adreno 320 GPU (the same graphics chip used in the Samsung Galaxy S4).
- Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD monitor shipments reach 24.47 million in 4Q13
- Fortrend upgrades OGS touch panels with anti-interference capability
- Fortrend Liquid Diamond layer provides anti-germ capability 4 times that of untreated glass
- Seeking unlimited possibilities of Liquid Crystal and discovering new applications for daily life
- Atmel moves its groundbreaking XSense touch sensor into mass production
- 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'
- Digitimes Research: ITO film price drop to slow metal mesh penetration in mid-size touch applications
- Digitimes Research: On-cell touch panels not as popular as expected
- Will AUO and Innolux merge?
- Digitimes Research: Insufficient panel supplies to limit 2K-resolution smartphone penetration in 2014
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