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Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi display operations merger is official

Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi display operations merger is official

The display industry is hard hit today with prices dropping and demand down. The companies that were planning to expand have killed those plans and some firms are looking to exit the market. Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi have all finalized a plan that will see them merging their respective display units. The deal has now been finalized and will result in a new company.

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Hitachi affordable 720p HD 4.5-inch smartphone display outed

Hitachi affordable 720p HD 4.5-inch smartphone display outed

True HD smartphones could become more common and more affordable in the near future, with Hitachi announcing a new 4.5-inch IPS LCD panel running at 1280 x 720. The amorphous silicon-based TFT promises to be cheaper than existing high-res smartphone panels, which have generally used low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) to bypass issues with the extra wiring necessary for 720p HD and above resolutions. It's a panel fit for Apple, indeed, running at a Retina Display besting 329ppi.

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G-Technology by Hitachi throws dual drive 8TB RAID Thunderbolt external HDD onto market

G-Technology by Hitachi throws dual drive 8TB RAID Thunderbolt external HDD onto market

It's no surprise that G-Technology by Hitachi has unveiled a new external HDD today that has 8TB of storage inside. Seagate unveiled its own 4TB external yesterday and it's normal for others to come out with similar gear shortly thereafter. The G-Technology drive has some really cool features though and looks like it was meant to coordinate with a Mac style wise. The drive is called the G-RAID and as you might guess, it has a pair of HDDs inside.

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Hitachi GST unveils 1TB per platter HDDs

Hitachi GST unveils 1TB per platter HDDs

Hitachi has started to ship its latest HDD called the Deskstar 7K1000.D globally. The coolest thing about the new HDD is that the drive has 1TB of storage space crammed onto a single platter. The HDD comes in both Deskstar and CinemaStar flavors with a storage capacity for the line of 250GB - 1TB in versions that spin at 7,200 RPM and low-RPM CoolSpin versions.

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Hitachi To Stop TV Production By Year-End

Hitachi To Stop TV Production By Year-End

It's been a tough year for TV manufacturers, with the sector reporting major losses across the board, especially among the Japanese TV manufacturers. Sony recently announced restructuring its money-losing TV business, and now just a day after, Hitachi has announced that it, too, will be making some changes, which include shutting down its TV production operations in Japan before the end of the year.

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Hitachi shows off new 4.5-inch 3D glasses-free LCD for mobile devices

Hitachi shows off new 4.5-inch 3D glasses-free LCD for mobile devices

Hitachi has announced a new small screen that is sure to find its way onto smartphones and other portable gadgets in the coming months. The new screen is 4.5-inches wide and supports 3D content. The screen needs no glasses for viewing the 3D content either and it has HD resolution so you can watch the HD content you like too. That HD resolution is as interesting as the 3D tech to me.

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G-Connect wireless storage for iPad also gives WiFi access to iPhone, iPad, and more

G-Connect wireless storage for iPad also gives WiFi access to iPhone, iPad, and more

If you are a user of the iPad or other Apple gear Hitachi has outted a new product that looks interesting in the G-Technology by Hitachi line called the G-Connect. The G-Connect is a wireless storage solution that promises to be the first in a new line of many products for the family. The G-Connect solution needs no internet access to connect to your Apple iPhone or iPad, allow you to access, and stream your personal media.

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The State of Tech in Japan’s Recovery

The State of Tech in Japan’s Recovery

We've already written about the terrifying situation in Japan this past week, and how SlashGear readers can help the ongoing aid effort. Now, Japanese manufacturers are beginning to add up the impact the earthquake and tsunami have had on tech production, affected both by physical damage to facilities as well as ongoing power shortages and transportation break-down. Components used in everything from Apple's iPad 2 through digital cameras, mobile devices and computers have been impacted, with some estimates putting recovery several quarters out. Read on for more details.

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