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iPad mini 2 Retina display tipped already in pipeline from AUO

iPad mini 2 Retina display tipped already in pipeline from AUO

The iPad mini may be in short supply, but Apple's hardware partners are already readying the Retina-spec display for the iPad mini 2, according to sources in China. AU Optronics, which is one of Apple's suppliers of 1024 x 768 panels for the current iPad mini, expects to begin mass producing 2048 x 1536 resolution 7.9-inch displays by the second half of 2013, DoNews reports, with eye-pleasing pixel density of 324 ppi.

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Two AU Optronics executives convicted of LCD panel price fixing

Two AU Optronics executives convicted of LCD panel price fixing

In December 2006, various LCD suppliers were found guilty of anti-competitive practices, and eventually paid $890 million in fines for being caught out. A similar payout happened in December 2011, with five companies, including Samsung and Sharp, having to pay $553 million due to their involvment in price fixing display panels for computer monitors, TVs, and laptops. Now, two executives from AU Optronics have been found guilty of price fixing displays over a five-year period.

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iPad mini plans oust Samsung claims report

iPad mini plans oust Samsung claims report

Apple's "iPad mini" is on track for a 7.85-inch launch in Q3 2012, according to several reports, with the company believed to be using the smaller slate to further distance Samsung from its supply chain. LG Display and AU Optronics are set to provide Apple with the IPS LCD panels it requires, DigiTimes quotes from an EDN report, with Pegatron taking pole position in actually constructing the tablet.

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iPad mini in Apple testing tip supplier sources

iPad mini in Apple testing tip supplier sources

Apple is testing smaller iPad models in a potential split of its tablet strategy that would see the existing 9.7-inch slate joined by a potentially 8-inch model, according to new leaks. The long-standing talk of a more bag-friendly Apple tablet has been reawakened by the WSJ, sources of which claim Apple is working with component suppliers to qualify possible displays, with both AUO and LG Display again cited as involved in the experiments.

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Toshiba 4k2k glasses-free 3D TV hits volume production ahead of Q1 US debut

Toshiba 4k2k glasses-free 3D TV hits volume production ahead of Q1 US debut

Mass production of Toshiba's 55-inch glasses-free 4k2k 3D TV has already begun, according to supply chain tipsters, with the pixel-plentiful panels at the heart of the oversized sets already winging their way from display specialists AUO. The new TV is expected to launch sometime this quarter, Toshiba has said, and it's AU Optronics supplying the panel rather than a homegrown Toshiba LCD, according to Chinese language press as DigiTimes reports.

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OLED TV Panels Not Cost-Competitive Until 2014 Says Taiwan TFT-LCD Panel Maker

OLED TV Panels Not Cost-Competitive Until 2014 Says Taiwan TFT-LCD Panel Maker

It seems that while the TVs are pretty much as big as they're going to get (you can get them in any size now, basically,) the brightness and sharpness increases yearly, monthly, and even daily - but all this won't matter unless the manufacturers can make them cost-competitive. What this means, of course, is that the device is cheap enough to manufacture that the price they can offer it at to distributors will then be cheap enough that they can sell these devices to you and I. We want stuff that's not TOO expensive, but we want it to be top of the line too - so when are the OLEDs coming?

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HTC Puccini mass production in June tip sources

HTC Puccini mass production in June tip sources

HTC's rumored 10-inch Puccini tablet will apparently begin volume production in June 2011, according to the latest rumors, fitting in with suggestions that the originally expected launch date in the first half of this year has likely slipped to July or later. DigiTimes' sources claim the HTC Puccini will have a touchscreen that responds to both resistive and capacitive touch, along with a "touch pen" that can "work on specified software and areas."

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iPad 2 stock boost due as Apple adds panel provider

iPad 2 stock boost due as Apple adds panel provider

Apple is reportedly looking to a new display provider, in an attempt to alleviate supply chain delays for the iPad 2 and reduce the lengthy wait times customers are experiencing. According to the Economic Daily News, Apple has roped in AU Optronics to supply the IPS 1024 x 768 displays for the iPad 2. Interestingly, the report claims that Apple has agreed to pay three to four times the current market price for each panel.

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