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LG Q109 profit climbs: cellphones down, LCDs up

LG Q109 profit climbs: cellphones down, LCDs up

LG have reported their financial performance for the first three months of 2009, and while handset sales declined by 7-percent year-on-year, overall operating profit for the company as a whole increased 2.8-percent to $324m.  The real success was seen in LG's home entertainment division, with strong LCD demand pushing sales for the period up 18.6-percent to $3.05bn (for a profit of $10m).

LG OLED promised “by end of 2009″

LG OLED promised “by end of 2009″

LG have confirmed their plans to launch OLED displays onto the commercial market by the end of 2009, together with a range of LED-backlit displays and HDTVs that will see the company's range boosted by 35 models.  Consumers will have to dig deeper than usual, however; according to LG the OLED displays may cost more than double a traditional LCD.

LG preps sunlight-illuminated notebook LCD for CES 2009

LG preps sunlight-illuminated notebook LCD for CES 2009

LG has announced a prototype of a LCD panel that is illuminated by sunlight instead of the backlight unit when used in outdoors. Built for the use of notebook, the 14.1-inch sunlight-illuminated LCD can reduce power consumption by 75% with the new reflective mode; with a flip of switch, the multi-functional screen can toggle to the much-conventional transmissive mode as well, offers backlight support like the most of the laptops and cellphones for indoor-use.

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