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Sharp and Hydis announce LCD license agreement

Sharp and Hydis announce LCD license agreement

There have been rumblings in the past that Hydis’ FFS LCD technology would make its way into certain tablets, and now the Korean manufacturer has signed a license agreement with Sharp that will see the two companies using each other's technology. The agreement will allow Sharp to make use of Hydis’ Fringe Field Switching LCD technology, which is similar to IPS technology but allows for higher brightness and a superior color gamut.

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Sharp agrees to pay $198.5M to settle LCD price-fixing lawsuit

Sharp agrees to pay $198.5M to settle LCD price-fixing lawsuit

Japan’s Sharp Corp has agreed to pay Dell and two other companies $198.5 million for an out of court settlement over a lawsuit dealing with fixed LCD panel prices in North America and Europe. It was initially filed in November of 2009 against Sharp and several other companies including Epson, Hitachi and Toshiba. A spokesperson for Sharp said that the company came decide upon the settlement agreement independently from the other companies that are also involved.

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Acer adds three new monitors to V5 LCD series

Acer adds three new monitors to V5 LCD series

Ready for some more LCD monitors from Acer? The company has taken the wraps off additional entries into the V5 series, bringing the total number of monitors up to six. The three new sizes on offer include 18.5-inches, 20-inches, and 23-inches. Acer say that the V5 series is perfect for those who don’t have a lot of room to play with, and you’ll find all the usual array of ports.

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AOC 22-inch LCD gets juiced from USB

AOC 22-inch LCD gets juiced from USB

Once upon a time, only tiny sub-display monitors bypassed dedicated graphics outputs and used USB; now, AOC has a whopping 22-incher that delivers plug'n'play extension without the GPU hassle. The AOC e2251Fwu High Definition USB Powered Display may not have a sexy name but it's potentially a godsend to notebook users, displaying a 1920 x 1080 picture with both image and power supplied from a single USB connection.

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LG promises affordable monitors with IPS4 series

LG promises affordable monitors with IPS4 series

More and more IPS monitors are hitting the market, but more importantly, the prices are tumbling down. The e-IPS panels on the cheaper monitors may not be as good as what you’ll find on professional setups, but they’re still head and shoulders above TN. LG has today announced a new line of IPS monitors, the IPS4 series, aimed at being “affordable” and noting how much better they are than TN panels.

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Pixel Qi teases ultra-frugal Retina Display rival

Pixel Qi teases ultra-frugal Retina Display rival

Low-power screen experts Pixel Qi have teased a new iPad matching panel, equalling the Retina Display resolution but delivering "massive power savings" on Apple's technology. "We at Pixel Qi loved the Apple iPad3 screen, but were shocked by the overheating reports and the massive power draw (8Watts?!)" company founder Mary Lou Jepsen observed on the company blog. "We can now announce that we can match or exceed the image quality of the screen in the iPad3."

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