LCD

  • Study: Average Display Size Climbing On All Devices Except For Mobile PCs

    Study: Average Display Size Climbing On All Devices Except For Mobile PCs

    A new study from NPD DisplaySearch today shows that on average, the diagonal size of LCD and other displays on electronic devices and public signboards is on the rise, with the notable exception of mobile PCs. In some areas, NPD is showing huge growth, like the whopping 38 percent projected increase in mobile phone screen size between 2010 and 2013. Read More

  • Sharp To Cut 5,000 Jobs Globally

    Sharp To Cut 5,000 Jobs Globally

    Reuters is reporting that LCD-maker Sharp is looking at cutting 10 percent of their workforce or about 5,000 jobs globally. Sharp currently has excess LCD panel stock due to a fall in demand this year. Read More

  • Sony Exits LCD Joint Venture With Samsung

    Sony Exits LCD Joint Venture With Samsung

    S-LCD Co., the joint venture for making LCDs for TVs between Sony and Samsung, will soon be history. The Japanese company today announced it will exit the 50-50 venture by selling its share to the Korean rival for US$940 million, after seven years of collaboration. After inking a final agreement, Samsung is ready to absorb the South Korea-based joint venture into its existing LCD business and… Read More

  • Toshiba Shows Mobile LCD With 2,560 × 1,600 Resolution And 498PPI Density

    Toshiba Shows Mobile LCD With 2,560 × 1,600 Resolution And 498PPI Density

    If you thought the 4.5-Inch LCD screen with 720×1,280 pixels resolution Hitachi showed three weeks ago is cool, think again: Toshiba today took the wraps off a mobile LCD that’s even better. Sized at 6.1 inches, it boasts 2,560×1,600 pixels resolution and 498 pixels-per-inch density. Needless to say, the direct-view-type screen is the first of its kind. It has a contrast ratio… Read More

  • Hitachi Develops Low-Cost, High-Quality 4.5-Inch LCDs For Phones

    Hitachi Develops Low-Cost, High-Quality 4.5-Inch LCDs For Phones

    Back in February this year, Hitachi Displays took the wraps off a super-advanced LCD for smartphones that boasted a 4.5-inch IPS LCD with 720 x 1,280 resolution. Fast forward to today, and the company is now announcing [JP] the development of a very similar panel with (almost) the same quality that costs “10-20%” less than touch displays currently used in smartphones. This new… Read More

  • Sharp Shows 70-Inch Aquos Quattron LCD 3D TV With “Mega-Brightness” Panel

    Sharp Shows 70-Inch Aquos Quattron LCD 3D TV With “Mega-Brightness” Panel

    Sharp Japan announced [JP] the Aquos Quattron 3D LC-70X5 for the local market yesterday, a follow-up of sorts to the LC-70LE735U that’s been available in the States for a few months now. Just like that model, the LCD measures 70 inches, can produce 3D pictures and offers Sharp’s “Quattron Quad Pixel Technology” for better display of colors. The main selling point of… Read More

  • i3board: Sharp Shows 70-Inch Electronic, Touch-Sensitive Whiteboard

    i3board: Sharp Shows 70-Inch Electronic, Touch-Sensitive Whiteboard

    Sharp Japan announced [JP] the i3board PN-L702B for the Japanese market yesterday, a 70-inch electronic whiteboard targeted at businesses and schools. The device is essentially a 70-inch touchscreen (LCD) that comes with a Stylus pen and special software, enabling users to make notes or draw on the screen, scroll or change the size of objects by using gestures. The whiteboard can be used… Read More

  • Sony, Hitachi And Toshiba Make Their LCD Business Merger Official

    Sony, Hitachi And Toshiba Make Their LCD Business Merger Official

    Yesterday, we reported about Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba planning to establish a joint venture for small and mid-size LCD panels in Japan. And today, the three companies, plus major shareholder Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, made the plan official. As reported, the semi-public organization will control 70% of the venture (to be set up by the end of the year), with the other… Read More

  • Sony, Hitachi And Toshiba To Merge Operations For Small And Mid-Sized LCDs

    Sony, Hitachi And Toshiba To Merge Operations For Small And Mid-Sized LCDs

    Quite big news from Sony, Hitachi, and Toshiba today: according to Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun [JP], the three companies today decided to merge their LCD businesses, at least for smaller and mid-sized screens used in smartphones, handheld gaming devices and tablets. If the report is to be believed, a joint venture will be set up by the end of the year. What’s interesting is that… Read More

  • Freestyle AQUOS: Sharp Japan Rolls Out 4 Portable, Wireless, Ultra-Thin LCD TVs

    Freestyle AQUOS: Sharp Japan Rolls Out 4 Portable, Wireless, Ultra-Thin LCD TVs

    Sharp in Japan updated their line of AQUOS LCD TVs with the so-called Freestyle AQUOS F5 series [JP]. The four TVs in that series, sized at 20/32/40 and 60 inches have a few common selling points: they are extremely thin, light (one of them is “portable”), and networked. The 60-inch flagship model (pictured above and below) comes with a UV2A panel with full HD resolution, LED… Read More

  • WhiteMagic: Sony Shows Next-Generation LCD For Cameras And Phones

    WhiteMagic: Sony Shows Next-Generation LCD For Cameras And Phones

    Sony announced WhiteMagic today, a “next-generation”, 3-inch TFT LCD screen that boasts 1.23M-dot full VGA resolution. What’s special about the display is that it has two distinct modes: if switched to “low power mode”, power consumption of the backlight is pushed down by over 50% to 125mW, with Sony saying brightness in this mode is still comparable to that… Read More

  • Sony And Toshiba To Merge OLED And LCD Businesses

    The consolidation process in Japan’s electronics industry continues: Toshiba and Sony are in talks to combine their OLED and small LCD businesses, various Japanese news sources are reporting. The plan is to find synergies in the production for small LCD panels for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices in order to catch up with Sharp, which currently holds the biggest share in… Read More

  • This 15.6-inch LCD Display Is Powered By USB Alone

    If you currently look for a large sub display for your computer, Japanese accessory maker Green House has a pretty interesting solution in its pipeline: the GH-USD16K [JP] is a 15.6-inch LCD screen that boasts a power consumption of just 5W and requires only a USB 2.0 connection to work. Read More

  • Sharp's 330-Inch Digital Signage Display

    Make it bigger in case you really want some attention: that’s what Sharp must have thought when they thought of this 330-inch (8.4m) digital signage display. The company announced [JP] this monster will be installed in Tokyo station (one of the biggest stations in Tokyo) tomorrow. Read More

  • Hitachi Shows 30% Thinner LCD Touch Screen Prototype

    I don’t think thickness in LCD screens is that big a problem anymore, but the thinner, the better, right? Hitachi, or to be more precise, their subsidiary Hitachi Displays, is currently working on an LCD touch screen [JP] that’s about 30% thinner than existing models. According to Japanese business daily The Nikkei, the first prototype panel is just 1.5mm thick. Read More

  • New York Alleges LCD Price-Fixing By LG, Hitachi, Samsung, and Sharp


    Accusations of price fixing like those now being filed in New York are nothing new, but as it turns out, the penalties don’t really stick. LG and Sharp paid hundreds of millions in a settlement back in 2008, Hitachi had its own scandal in 2009, and Sharp is already the defendant in a Dell lawsuit also alleging price fixing. Samsung seems to be the new kid on the block, but I think they… Read More

  • LG announces new 3D TVs, networked Blu-ray player

    LG just announced their new 3D televisions, and they look tasty. Available in multiple sizes, all of the new models include the networking features that are making TVs so much more then just a plain old display these days. Read More

  • New Sharp LCD controller allows dual displays on mobile devices with half-XGA resolution

    Mobile devices that feature dual displays with half-XGA (480 x 1,024) resolution each? According to Sharp, we can get cell phones, portable gaming consoles, and eBook readers with that feature soon, thanks to their new LR388G9 controller [press release in English]. The company says it boosted image processing speeds and built-in video memory from 16Mbits to 32Mbits with the new controller. Read More

  • Nikon patents strange LCD screen

    Patents are always so much fun, and such a source of random speculation. Take for example this new LCD display from Nikon. What could it be? Is it for a DLSR? Maybe for video? No one knows, and of course Nikon isn’t talking, but it’s interesting to put your best guess out there. Read More

  • BenQ claims new LCD TV supports 12,000,000:1 contrast

    For some strange reason, the contrast race seems to be on. TV’s seem to getting higher and high contrast ratio, but LG was claiming a 1,000,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and now BenQ is claiming a 12,000,000:1. Read More