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Samsung Display officially launches

Samsung Display officially launches

Samsung Electronics has announced that Samsung Display has now officially launched. Samsung Display is a spinoff of display operations from Samsung Electronics. The opening ceremonies for the company were held yesterday. Samsung Display will begin operating April 3 after its incorporation registration is complete. The CEO of Samsung Display will be Donggun Park.

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Sharp inks Foxconn deal to rescue diving profits

Sharp inks Foxconn deal to rescue diving profits

Sharp has announced a deal with Foxconn parent Hon Hai Production that will see the Japanese company increase its use of third-party components, while Hon Hai takes shares in its new partner's LCD business. Described by Sharp as a necessary step given the continuing price slump in the electronics business, stronger global competition, and a response to environmental changes, the deal will see Hon Hai grab 50-percent of the Japanese firm's holding in the Sakai LCD plant.

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iPad Retina Display squashes rivals (but it’s not perfect)

iPad Retina Display squashes rivals (but it’s not perfect)

The new iPad's Retina Display comfortably out-performs the displays on the current crop of tablets and smartphones, according to new research, though there remains room for improvement in battery life, brightness and more. The third-gen iPad's 2048 x 1536 panel bests rivals for sharpness, color saturation and accuracy, picture quality, and gray scale, according to DisplayMate's testing, and in fact outperforms the screens on most HDTVs, notebooks and monitors. However, it's not all good news.

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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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Acer reveals five new Ultra Slim LED backlit LCD displays

Acer reveals five new Ultra Slim LED backlit LCD displays

Today Acer is bringing five new LED-backlit displays to the party, each of them ultra slim and ready for 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio action. These monitors are able to work with a 5ms response time and range from 20 to 27-inches, each of them with adjustable tilt bases. These new displays are ready to work with slim profiles, Acer's own eColor Management tool, and an eco-friendly package. Each unit is made of entirely mercury-free material and works with LED technology which Acer reminds us all consumes up to 68 percent less power than a standard LCD display would.

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A Dell display is an iPad devs’ best friend

A Dell display is an iPad devs’ best friend

The iOS developer's best friend might not be a new iMac or even a Mac Pro, when looking to create Retina Display apps for the new iPad, but in fact hardware with the far less fashionable Dell logo. Apple's Phil Schiller joked during the new iPad keynote yesterday that the 2048 x 1536 tablet actually had more pixels than the floor to ceiling presentation screen behind him; however, that resolution presents a significant issue for iOS app developers, since none of Apple's own OS X hardware supports the new iPad's full resolution.

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Samsung Display Company mulled as LCDs give way to OLED

Samsung Display Company mulled as LCDs give way to OLED

As Samsung's own money-losing business in flat-screen TVs heads from LCDs to the OLED market quicker than a jackrabbit, Samsung is thinking about spinning off it's LCD unit to act of its own accord. This move will create a new entity by the name of Samsung Display Company and will, Samsung hopes, make it much more competitive in the smashingly popular world of HDTVs. This move has not yet been approved by shareholders, but given that the 2011 operating loss for the company's LCD business was nearly $900 million, we can't imagine why they wouldn't consider such a thing.

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Samsung prioritizes OLED as LCD spun off

Samsung prioritizes OLED as LCD spun off

Samsung has confirmed plans to divorce its LCD business, spinning off the slumping screen division as Samsung Display Company Ltd on April 1 after which point it will operate as a new corporation. Word of the plans broke earlier this month, with Samsung confirming rumors that it was considering a spin-off within the next few months; however, that decision came earlier than predicted, the BBC reports, leaving Samsung free to focus on OLED technology.

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Samsung 2012 HDTV pricing leaks

Samsung 2012 HDTV pricing leaks

Samsung didn't hold back with new HDTVs at CES last month, and now pricing details for the bulk of the range - though not the coveted 55-inch OLED set - have emerged. The company is pushing voice and gesture control across a number of its smart TVs, and there are some premium prices to match as HDGuru's sources have illustrated. Figure on paying from $2,699 for the 46-inch 8000 Series with the interactive remote, 0.2-inch thick bezel and 3D support.

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Samsung eyes spinoff of LCD unit as profits slump

Samsung eyes spinoff of LCD unit as profits slump

The LCD industry is facing some very tough times as profits for some of the largest companies are shrinking, making the future of the LCD industry murky at best. Samsung is one of the largest names in the LCD industry and the world's largest TV and flat screen maker. The problem for Samsung is its LCD arm saw profits fall more than 10% in 2011 with demand for LCD panels softening.

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