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Sony eyes an exit from S-LCD joint venture with Samsung

Sony eyes an exit from S-LCD joint venture with Samsung

Sony and Samsung have been operating an LCD joint venture since 2004 called S-LCD. At this point Samsung holds 51% of the joint venture with Sony having 49% of S-LCD. Sony has not been doing well in the TV realm of late with loses in the segment that continue to increase. As a result of the mounting losses, Sony is said to be considering pulling out of the joint venture.

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Corning intros Lotus Glass for higher resolution displays

Corning intros Lotus Glass for higher resolution displays

While we're all familiar with Corning's Gorilla Glass as it's become standard on high-end smartphones, the company recently announced a new display material for LCD and OLED screens called Lotus Glass. This new glass can withstand higher temperatures, offering greater thermal and dimensional stability to allow for attaching high-resolution displays and enabling tighter design rules.

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LG IPS5 Series displays promise super-accurate color

LG IPS5 Series displays promise super-accurate color

LG has launched a new range of LCD display, the IPS5 series, and as the name suggest the four-strong line-up each uses an IPS panel rather than cheaper TN. Available in 21.5- and 23-inch sizes, all supporting Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution and 250 cd/m2 brightness, the IPS5 range is pre-calibrated by imaging experts who even include a report on the monitor's tuning in the box.

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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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3M invests in innovative LCD maker Pixel Qi

3M invests in innovative LCD maker Pixel Qi

3M and Pixel Qi Corp have announced that 3M is investing money into Pixel Qi. Exactly how large of an investment 3M made is not known at this time. The hope is that with 3M's display prowess and name the investment will accelerate the growth and development of the cool Pixel Qi screens that are very easy to read in direct sunlight and indoors.

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Samsung Reported as Top TV Brand in North America 1st Half of 2011

Samsung Reported as Top TV Brand in North America 1st Half of 2011

When you're the king of anything, it's important that other people understand and know that you're the king. When you're Samsung, and you're the king of television sales in North America over the first half of 2011, the people that are going to know about it, especially when it comes to investigating the legitimacy of such a claim, are DisplaySearch, Quixel Research, and iSuppli. Together they've produced findings today that tell a story that can only be construed one way: if you're an avid consumer, Samsung is more than likely sitting in your living room displaying all of your HDMI-converted content through a gigantic screen TV right this minute.

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Samsung MV800 Point-and-Shoot Official [Video]

Samsung MV800 Point-and-Shoot Official [Video]

The folks at Samsung have revealed a whole slew of new items this week at IFA 2011, here a camera whose form factor they let us know has "literally flipped." You'll be working with Samsung's next step in their DualView line, this camera with a 16.2-megapixel rating and a pivoting 3-inch flip-out LCD touchscreen. You'll be glad this sort of ability didn't get lost with the past generation of similar pivoting screens here as this is the first real nice point-and-shoot to feature one in a LCD that's truly able to bring you a unique and portable experience.

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