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Intertek tests AH-IPS LCD versus AMOLED for performance

Intertek tests AH-IPS LCD versus AMOLED for performance

One of the biggest improvements for the iPhone 3GS to the iPhone 4 was the screen. The AH-IPS panel that the iPhone 4 uses is much better than the older screens. A company called Intertek has pitted a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display from the Galaxy S2 against a 4.5-inch AH-IPS Display like the one Apple uses on the iPhone. The IPS display has 720 x 1280 resolutions at 392 ppi with the Super AMOLED at 480 x 800.

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Samsung orders 30M touch sensors and gears up for high-resolution AMOLED 7-inch panel production

Samsung orders 30M touch sensors and gears up for high-resolution AMOLED 7-inch panel production

There is word coming from industry sources that points to Samsung gearing up for some new devices in the second half of 2011. According to one industry source, Samsung is buying a huge quantity of touch sensors that are used in the making of 4-inch AMOLED screens. Samsung has reportedly purchased 30 million of the touch sensors.

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Samsung flexible AMOLED mass-production from Q2 2012; in phones that year

Samsung flexible AMOLED mass-production from Q2 2012; in phones that year

Samsung has confirmed it will be beginning mass-production of flexible AMOLED panels in 2012, with a new 5.5Gen plant opening in Q2. The smartphone-scale displays are expected to show up in Samsung devices next year, likely using the same WVGA resolution 4.5-inch panel as the company demonstrated in prototype form last year.

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iPad 3 Super AMOLED unlikely as backlight suppliers approved

iPad 3 Super AMOLED unlikely as backlight suppliers approved

Despite reports that Apple COO Tim Cook met with Samsung over potentially using Super AMOLED panels in the upcoming iPad 3, the word from the supply chain is that the third-generation iOS slate will continue to use LCD technology. According to DigiTimes' sources, Apple has begun certifying iPad 3 component suppliers, with LED backlights from Radiant Opto-Electronics apparently among those parts to be approved. Since AMOLED does not require a backlight, that certainly suggests LCD will be sticking around for at least another generation.

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Samsung AMOLED plant opens ahead of schedule

Samsung AMOLED plant opens ahead of schedule

Samsung has been working on building up its new production line for AMOLED screens for a while now. These high-end screens have been in short supply and the lack of supply has at times been the reason why some popular and high-end smartphones weren't available in the numbers the maker would have liked. Samsung has announced that its new 5.5 generation AMOLED plant is now ready to start production ahead of schedule.

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iPad 3 AMOLED plans led Apple COO Tim Cook to Samsung meet?

iPad 3 AMOLED plans led Apple COO Tim Cook to Samsung meet?

Samsung Mobile and Apple may be at each others' throats in the courtroom right now, over allegations that the Galaxy range of phones and tablets too closely mimic the iPhone and iPad, but relations between other Samsung divisions and Apple are reportedly going from strength to strength. A source apparently told The Korea Herald this week that "Apple wants to tap into Samsung’s AMOLED technology for an upgraded version of the iPad 2, considered as many as the iPad 3 that is likely to be launched toward the end of this year" the Asia News Net reports, with COO (and acting-CEO) Tim Cook allegedly flying in to meet with senior-level Samsung execs in South Korea.

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Apple, E Ink, ITRI and Samsung Top Field in SID 2011 Display Awards

Apple, E Ink, ITRI and Samsung Top Field in SID 2011 Display Awards

The Society for Information Display (SID) sent out their top Gold awards to the groups they felt deserved recognition in the area of global advancement of electronic display technology. Lots of words there adding up to SID being the authority on telling people which manufacturers are putting out the best displays. This year's Display of the Year awards are what the press release below notes as easily subtitled the “Up Close and Personal” awards. Big winners include Apple, E Ink, and Samsung. For what did they receive such great honors?

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Samsung develops sweet foldable AMOLED screen with no seam

Samsung develops sweet foldable AMOLED screen with no seam

There are a lot of good reasons to have a mobile device like a smartphone or MID that has a large screen. More screen space is typically very welcome when you are watching a movie or playing a game. The downside to having a larger screen is that the device is more bulky and can be harder to carry around with you. I have seen some concepts before that have dual screens and the device opens to make a larger screen for the pair of smaller ones, but they have a seam in the middle that bothers me.

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Samsung: No Super AMOLED tablets this year

Samsung: No Super AMOLED tablets this year

Samsung has apparently axed plans to slot its AMOLED displays into tablets this year, despite targeting a 7-inch Super AMOLED Galaxy Tab replacement in mid-2011. According to a Samsung exec, quoted in Korean paper ddaily, the company now has no plans to use its Super AMOLED or Super AMOLED Plus in any imminent slates, likely due to delays at the 5.5-Gen production line.

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Apple Using Sharp’s Next-Gen LCD Displays For iPhone 6 In Spring 2012?

Apple Using Sharp’s Next-Gen LCD Displays For iPhone 6 In Spring 2012?

With the white iPhone 4 possibly just one day away and the iPhone 5 still months away in September, it's surprising we are already on the topic of the iPhone 6. But, indeed, news on the 6th-gen iPhone has already started now with reports that Apple selected Sharp to supply the LCD displays. According to Japanese newspaper, Nikkan, Sharp will begin manufacturing the displays in Spring of 2012.

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LG Display talks panels: OLED TV in 2013, IPS LCD in tablets other than iPad

LG Display talks panels: OLED TV in 2013, IPS LCD in tablets other than iPad

LG Display has revealed some panel plans - including details on which customers are using its OLED screens for upcoming smartphones - in its Q1 financial results call; however, OLED TV scale displays aren't expected to reach mass production until mid-2013. According to SeekingAlpha's transcript, LG Display confirmed that, from this month, it will be supplying IPS tablet-scale panels to more than just Apple (which uses the screens for the iPad 2), while implying that as well as supplying Nokia with smartphone-sized screens, it will also be pushing panels for LG handsets in the middle of this year.

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Samsung facing AMOLED and chip shortages amid production line delays

Samsung facing AMOLED and chip shortages amid production line delays

Samsung Mobile Display's 5.5-Gen AMOLED production line - previously expected to begin manufacturing of 7-inch tablet displays, such as the Super AMOLED demonstrated in a Galaxy Tab prototype, this year - is likely to suffer up to three months of delays before become operational, due to supply limitations. According to MK, Japanese suppliers are still encountering issues meeting their orders in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami, with the potential to impact components Samsung provides to Apple.

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