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Samsung PixelSense LCD multitouch displays hit mass production

Samsung PixelSense LCD multitouch displays hit mass production

Samsung isn't just relying on Microsoft's second-gen Surface SUR40 for sales of its in-pixel multitouch LCD panels: the company has begun mass production of the 40-inch display, and is eyeing other potential implementations of the 50-point multitouch system. What makes Samsung's screen special is the PixelSense optical sensors, embedded in with the display itself, and capable of not only tracking multiple points of finger contact, but of capturing images of whatever objects are placed on top of it.

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Samsung SM’ART Gallery Panels aren’t just pieces of art, they’re for displaying art

Samsung SM’ART Gallery Panels aren’t just pieces of art, they’re for displaying art

Samsung seems to be pumping out new devices like there's no tomorrow, but here's something new to set a precedent: SM'ART Panels specifically designed for displaying fine art. In development for five years, the high resolution LCD panels surpass standard television sets in an attempt to be a truly digital canvas. The panels are designed to display the fine details that an artist wishes to come through, such as texture and the exact color envisioned.

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Sharp may supply Apple iPad 3 LCDs, already supplying iPhone displays

Sharp may supply Apple iPad 3 LCDs, already supplying iPhone displays

Sharp has long been rumored to be a runner up as a major display supplier for Apple and now new reports suggest that the company has successfully won the bid and has already been supplying screens for Apple's iPhones. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the WSJ reveals that Sharp will be supplying Apple's next-gen iPads with LCD screens that are manufactured at Sharp's Kameyama No. 2 plant in central Japan.

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E Ink kicks LG Display out of high-tech display team

E Ink kicks LG Display out of high-tech display team

Power struggles amid display manufacturers, as E Ink Holdings (EIH) apparently suspends its fringe-field switching (FFS) LCD panel production agreement with LG Display and instead shifts manufacture to rival CPT. FFS displays are a key rival to the IPS panels that LG Display and others supply Apple for the iPad, promising wide viewing angles among other benefits. In addition to ending the FFS production agreement, EIH will buy back bonds in its Hydis display subsidiary, DigiTimes reports, which LG Display had bought as part of its original agreement back in January 2010.

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Sony PlayStation 3D Display delayed in Europe until 2012

Sony PlayStation 3D Display delayed in Europe until 2012

Sony's PlayStation 3D Display will miss its 2011 European launch target, with stock delays pushing the gaming-centric monitor's release back into 2012. The 3D screen went on sale in the US earlier this month, offering either a single gamer 3D play or two gamers independent views from the same panel, but retailers are warning that their suppliers can no longer deliver stock in time to be giftwrapped this holiday season.

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Sony warns of $1.15bn year losses: PS3 up, LCD down

Sony warns of $1.15bn year losses: PS3 up, LCD down

Sony has warned of a potential $1.15bn full-year loss, after lackluster TV sales, the strong yen and the continued impact of the Thai floods saw the company post another quarter of losses. Sony saw sales amounting to $20.5m [pdf link], down over 9-percent year-on-year, good for an operating loss of $21m. In total, for Sony shareholders the loss reaches $350m. Sony says it will undergo significant restructuring to attempt to turn around its decline.

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LCD panel firms in South Korea fined a total of $176M

LCD panel firms in South Korea fined a total of $176M

South Korea's Fair Trade Commission have fined ten LCD panel makers operating inside the country a total of $176 million or 195 billion won. The fines were for allegedly holding meetings with the goal of keeping the prices of LCD screens artificially high. This is not the first time the LCD industry has been busted holding meetings over price fixing in the industry.

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Panasonic predicts $5.4bn losses, axes plasma plans

Panasonic predicts $5.4bn losses, axes plasma plans

Panasonic has seen demand for its TVs and smartphones ditch, leading to a 6-percent drop in consolidated sales year-on-year and a 141.9 billion yen ($1.82bn) loss over the last three months. Strong Blu-ray player sales could not offset a slump in interest around Panasonic flat-panel TVs and Sanyo digital cameras and other consumer electronics, according to the company's latest financial results, with full year losses expected to be in the region of $5.4bn. To save money, Panasonic will severely curtail its own flat-panel display production, shuttering some lines and stepping down others, and instead source panels from third-party suppliers.

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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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