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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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Sony’s dire Q3: Revenue ditches $2bn, TV and PS3 slump

Sony’s dire Q3: Revenue ditches $2bn, TV and PS3 slump

Sony's new CEO and President Kazuo Hirai has his work cut out for him: the company's fiscal Q3 2011 results are out, and Sony's revenues are down roughly $2bn (159bn yen) pointing to an even more miserable full-year loss than hitherto expected. Sony blamed Thai flooding, an increasingly competitive market landscape - particularly in the smartphone business - and the continued strength of the yen for its net operating loss of $1.18bn along with sales drooping 17.4-percent year-on-year. Among the primary culprits were LCD TVs and the PlayStation 3.

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Samsung’s surging smartphone business leads to strong fourth quarter

Samsung’s surging smartphone business leads to strong fourth quarter

Samsung pulled off a mighty impressive quarter at the end of 2011, with 4 trillion won ($3.6 billion) in net income. That's a sizable increase over the previous year's 3.42 trillion won, but not everything in the consumer electronics firm is all peaches and cream. The company saw a woeful decline in its LCD panel business but was able to more than compensate for that with an amazing smartphone library.


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Hitachi moves LCD TV production away from Japan

Hitachi moves LCD TV production away from Japan

Hitachi and many of the other LCD TV firms in the tech world are having a hard time making the money the segment once turned. The problem is that the purchase of TVs is sagging, and the industry is still recovering in the wake of the price fixing fines that totaled hundreds of millions of dollars. Hitachi has announced today that it will be moving its LCD TV production outside of Japan.

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Samsung expands transparent display market with a 46-inch panel

Samsung expands transparent display market with a 46-inch panel

Samsung has announced that it is expanding the transparent display market with a new larger screen that you can see through, yet still has the ability to display graphics and other content. The latest in the Samsung line of transparent displays is the new 46-inch version that will start production this month. These screens can be used for all sorts of needs, especially in advertising.

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Ideum unveils 65-inch multitouch 3D wall display

Ideum unveils 65-inch multitouch 3D wall display

We've been seeing a lot of massive multitouch displays recently, from Samsung's SUR40 40-inch tabletop model with Microsoft's Surface 2.0 to HP's 132-inch VantagePoint system, and now Ideum is releasing its 65-inch MT65 Presenter. The Ideum MT65 Presenter features a multitouch screen with an integrated computer, built-in audio, and webcam all packed into a 4-inch deep hardened aluminum frame.

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Samsung Transparent Smart Window floats Twitter over your garden

Samsung Transparent Smart Window floats Twitter over your garden

Samsung had plenty of smart TVs that it hoped people would stare eagerly at last week at CES 2012, but it was a display you can gaze right through that was arguably the most exciting. Samsung's Transparent Smart Window, the 22-inch LCD panel can not only show you everything your regular computer display does, but is also clear so that you can look through at what's outside your home.

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Sony axes OLED TV business

Sony axes OLED TV business

Sony has axed its home OLED TV plans, ceasing production of domestic-focused sets using the organic light-emitting diode technology, and focusing on LCD panels moving forward. The news - coming as both Samsung and LG prepare to unveil OLED HDTVs at CES 2012 this week - is the latest stage in Sony's huge overhaul of its ailing home entertainment business, Yomiuri reports, short-comings of which are expected to contribute to $1.15bn in losses in the most recent financial quarter.

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