LCD

Samsung warns of Q2 profit slump as LCD business dives

Samsung warns of Q2 profit slump as LCD business dives

Samsung has warned investors to expect a dive in Q2 2011 performance, with the revelation that - despite strong sales of smartphones, like the 3m-selling Galaxy S II - a slump in the LCD business would see profits drop year-on-year by as much as 1.51 trillion won ($1.42bn). The company has promised to reveal full details on July 29 when it releases a full earnings report, but analysts are already pointing to the similarities between the dire Q1 2011 performance and this latest quarter.

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Optimus Mini Six hits production; Popularis delayed (again)

Optimus Mini Six hits production; Popularis delayed (again)

Art Lebedev's Optimus Project studios promised that the Mini Six companion keyboard - a compact accessory with six buttons each integrating a user-customizable display - would be here later on in 2011, and now the company has confirmed that it's in the early production stage. In effect a doubled version of the Mini Three, the Mini Six does differ in that it uses new, more compact LCD displays for its keys.

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Nanosys tech promises Retina Display style screen boost for tablets & HDTVs [Video]

Nanosys tech promises Retina Display style screen boost for tablets & HDTVs [Video]

When it comes to displays, you can throw more pixels at them to boost quality - such as Apple's Retina Display on the iPhone 4 - or you can work on improving the quality of the pixels you've already got. Nanosys reckons it has the way to do just that, delivering boosted colors that use no extra power and with no extra cost in the display-sandwich; it's certainly convinced Robert Scoble, who can't help but namecheck the iPad 3 as an ideal potential suitor.

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Viewsonic shows off new LED backlit displays for computers

Viewsonic shows off new LED backlit displays for computers

Viewsonic has announced a new line of computer displays that all are energy efficient and use LED backlighting. The screens promise better image quality and energy savings as well. The high-end screen is the one pictured below called the VX2753mh-LED. The screen has some impressive specs with 1080p native resolution and a 30,000,000:1 mega dynamic contrast ratio for clarity and definition.

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NEC unveils new 23-inch MultiSync EX231Wp display

NEC unveils new 23-inch MultiSync EX231Wp display

NEC has unveiled a new desktop monitor that lots of features that is thin and lightweight called the MultiSync EX231Wp. The new screen has a 23-inch panel. NEC calls the screen a minimalist design and it has a very thin bezel at 14.6mm with a depth of 14.2mm and a weight of 9.3 pounds with the stand. The screen is LED backlit making it green with power consumption of 27W. The low power consumption makes the monitor one of the most power-efficient in its class.

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Pixel Qi demos super-slim panels; smartphone and bistable on roadmap [Video]

Pixel Qi demos super-slim panels; smartphone and bistable on roadmap [Video]

Pixel Qi had promised some new screen technology at Computex this week, and the company has delivered, with a fresh 10.1-inch super-thin panel. Unlike the existing 10.1-inch screen, as used in the Notion Ink Adam, the new panel runs at 1280 x 800 making it ideal for Android Honeycomb slates; meanwhile, as ARMdevices' video demo shows, it's far more sunlight-visible than the iPad.

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Sony PS3 sales slowing; NGP needed ASAP

Sony PS3 sales slowing; NGP needed ASAP

You love charts, we love charts, and Sony sure loves charts when they confirm PS3 sales were headed skyward in 2010. The company has released its full-year 2010 financial results (up to March 31 2011) and revealed that 14.3m PlayStation 3 consoles were sold in the twelve month period. Interestingly, though, 2010 holiday season sales (Q3 on Sony's calendar) were down in comparison to 2009, from 6.5m to 6.3m, while the three month period at the start of this calendar 2011 also dipped year-on-year.

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Sharp and NHK offer world’s first 85-inch Direct-View LCD that works with Hi-Vision

Sharp and NHK offer world’s first 85-inch Direct-View LCD that works with Hi-Vision

Years ago at CES when HDTV at 1080p was the big thing, I remember walking into a booth where they had a TV set up offering twice the resolution of HD sets of the day. That prototype was really cool and the picture was fantastic. Sharp and partner NHK have announced that they have developed the world's first 85-inch Direct-View LCD compatible screen that is compatible with Super Hi-vision. That last spec is the important one here.

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Toshiba Reveals 367ppi LCD Display, Beats Apple Retina

Toshiba Reveals 367ppi LCD Display, Beats Apple Retina

The 2011 SID (Society for Information Display) conference is going on this week in Los Angeles, and with that came news of many new display technologies that could be used in our future smartphones and tablets. Both Samsung and LG came out with new panels that could potentially be the next iPad display, while Toshiba came out with possibly the next iPhone screen.

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