- 25 Jun 2013:Chipmaker Qualcomm is now Sharp's third-largest shareholder following the completion of a US$120 million investment in the ailing electronics firm.
- 20 Jun 2013:The recent groundbreaking development of Sharp Corp.'s high-definition, power-saving IGZO liquid crystals, which enable smaller pixels for higher screen resolutions and screen reaction speeds, would not have been possible without government funding for their basic research and development.
- Many companies are currently working on ways to build curved LCDs, or even flexible LCDs, that could be embedded into a contact.
- But one of the key players in LCD's development says the innovation wasn't "highly regarded" in its early years. Martin Schadt isn't exaggerating.
- "We need to say goodbye to the Sharp that we knew in recent years. We need to be ready to change everything at the company, other than the founding principles."
- It is possible to realize a glasses-free 3D theater display by positioning the projector behind the movie screen: see Figure 1(b).
- This year, the market size for high brightness (HB) LEDs is expected to reach $12bn and grow to $20.2bn by 2015. One application area driving this growth is the use of LEDs in backlight of TFT-LCDs.
- 18 Jun 2013:The smartphone and consumer electronics maker is close to launching an incubator space for startups that are developing software and services for phones, tablet computers and televisions.
- 17 Jun 2013:Amazon has reached a deal with Samsung to acquire "electrowetting" display maker Liquavista, the online retail giant recently said.
- Transparent solar cells use materials that only absorb infrared and ultraviolet light and let visible light pass through.
- 13 Jun 2013:The US Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application that could lead to devices that use flexible displays which users can depress as a mode of input, adding another dimension to UI interaction.
- The Korea Times reports that Google is using Samsung's OLED displays for the consumer version of Google Glass, a decision that one of the publication's supply chain sources describes as "a really big thing because it means that Google shares confidential information with Samsung on its future projects."
- KALQ is one typing system that's trying to make things easier for touchscreen users.
- To give the badly slumping PC market a much-need jolt, Intel is thinking about using one of the most effective tools in its arsenal: lowering chip prices.
- Once on the cutting edge of consumer electronics, Sony (6758) lost its mojo years ago. But every so often, it still comes up with something that reminds you of what it was, and maybe could be again.
- The big breakthrough was the iPad: a flat, thin, beautiful, nearly buttonless computer, all touch screen. But that was three years ago.
- 11 Jun 2013:Tablet ownership on the rise: One-third of Americans adults has a tablet (June 11) - Washington PostTablet adoption is on the rise - nearly doubling in the past year alone. That's put tablets in the hands of just over one in three Americans, according to a study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
- Samsung is reportedly preparing to release its biggest tablet yet. According to ETNews, the company plans to launch a Galaxy Note tablet with a 12.2-inch, 2560 by 1600-pixel display later in 2013.
- 3 Jun 2013:Asus announces new Transformer Pad Infinity with 2560 x 1600 display, coming this fall (June 3) - The VergeAsus has just announced a refresh to last year's Transformer Pad Infinity, with a much-improved display and processor. The new Android tablet has a 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600 IPS display, a Tegra 4 processor, and 2GB of RAM.
- At its Computex 2013 showcase event, ASUS introduced the new FonePad Note, an Android tablet with stylus support that rocks a slightly smaller form factor than the FonePad announced at MWC.
- 28 May 2013:Mozilla and Foxconn have sent around an press event invitation that declares that the two companies will be debuting a new device that runs on a Firefox operating system, according to Focus Taiwan. The event is to take place on June 3.
- One day, we may be able to check e-mail or call a friend without ever touching a screen or even speaking to a disembodied helper.
- Product developers worldwide cringe when they must consider adding a touchscreen to their product. But, where demand or frustration lies, so does innovation and opportunity.
- Interactive Fish Tank is an installation that explores new, wet boundaries in touch-based interfaces.
- Mismatches between the point at which the eyes must converge and the distance to which they must focus when viewing stereoscopic images have negative consequences.
- Scientists in Europe have developed prototype devices that could drastically change the way we interact with our smartphones and tablets.
- 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.
- Digitimes Research: Taiwan panel makers plan to further develop on-cell touch for large-size applications
- Digitimes Research: China panel makers shift 8.5G capacity to small- to mid-size applications
- Digitimes Research: O-Film sees weaker-than-expected gross margins because of reliance on outside module purchasing
- The Fortrend OGS received U.S. Patent Certificate
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- The incredible anti-germ performance of Fortrend Liquid Diamond
- Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD monitor shipments reach 24.47 million in 4Q13
- 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'
- Gaining an advantage in emerging markets: Q&A with India-based handset player Micromax
- Voices from India: How can Taiwan best tap the booming India handset market
- Digitimes Research: On-cell touch panels unlikely to win favor in high-end smartphones in 2014
- Commentary: Panel makers need to be more active in developing products
- Digitimes Research: Youngfast, Melfas looking beyond G1F touch
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