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LG flexible epaper devices promised for April launch

LG flexible epaper devices promised for April launch

LG Display has launched a new, 6-inch flexible epaper display that the company expects to show up in bendable products by the beginning of next month. The panel, a 1024 x 768 monochrome sheet, can be bent up to 40-degrees without breaking; in addition, because LG Display has used a flexible plastic substrate rather than the more traditional glass, it's less than half the weight of a traditional epaper panel.

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New iPad stock shortage fueled by Sharp display delay

New iPad stock shortage fueled by Sharp display delay

Apple's new iPad will launch using only LG Display and Samsung Retina Display panels this Friday, it's claimed, with Sharp's LCD production unable to meet the Cupertino company's demand. In fact, according to the WSJ's source, Sharp is yet to deliver a single panel to Apple's third-gen iPad production lines, after encountering unforeseen problems meeting the tightly managed hardware requirements in place. Launch-day stock of the new iPad is already constrained, with current online pre-orders listing a 2-3 week delay before delivery can be expected.

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iPad mini plans oust Samsung claims report

iPad mini plans oust Samsung claims report

Apple's "iPad mini" is on track for a 7.85-inch launch in Q3 2012, according to several reports, with the company believed to be using the smaller slate to further distance Samsung from its supply chain. LG Display and AU Optronics are set to provide Apple with the IPS LCD panels it requires, DigiTimes quotes from an EDN report, with Pegatron taking pole position in actually constructing the tablet.

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iPad mini in Apple testing tip supplier sources

iPad mini in Apple testing tip supplier sources

Apple is testing smaller iPad models in a potential split of its tablet strategy that would see the existing 9.7-inch slate joined by a potentially 8-inch model, according to new leaks. The long-standing talk of a more bag-friendly Apple tablet has been reawakened by the WSJ, sources of which claim Apple is working with component suppliers to qualify possible displays, with both AUO and LG Display again cited as involved in the experiments.

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LG OLED TV mass-production in July as Q4 panel losses narrow

LG OLED TV mass-production in July as Q4 panel losses narrow

LG Display will begin mass-production of its large-scale OLED panels, such as those used in the 55-inch OLED HDTV the company demonstrated at CES earlier this month, in July 2012. CFO Jeong Ho-young confirmed the production plans after LG Display revealed its Q4 2011 financial results, Korean site Asia Economies reports, with the line capable of up to 48,000 panels per month.

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Apple rejects Sharp from iPad 3 screen supply shortlist tip insiders

Apple rejects Sharp from iPad 3 screen supply shortlist tip insiders

Apple has reportedly rejected Sharp from its iPad 3 display supply chain, insiders suggest, because the company's panels for the third-gen iOS tablet simply weren't up to scratch. Samsung and LG Display have taken the lead roles in supplying Apple with what are expected to be high-resolution 2048 x 1536 screens for its imminent tablet, ETNews reports, after Sharp failed to secure approval from the Cupertino company for mass production.

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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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LG Display iPad 2 screen shipments return to previous levels

LG Display iPad 2 screen shipments return to previous levels

Back in August, we reported that that shipments of LG Display iPad 2 LCDs had been reduced apparently over concerns of reliability on Apple's part. The LG screens were reportedly not faring well in Apple's drop tests and had the annoying tendency for the backlights to fail. That means Apple reduced orders from LGD until the company could find the issue and fix it. It seems that LG Display has found and fixed the problem at this point.

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LG Display iPad 2 panel orders reportedly halted over reliability

LG Display iPad 2 panel orders reportedly halted over reliability

LG Display has reportedly drifted from favor among iPad 2 display suppliers, after quality issues have supposedly prompted Apple to suspend new orders from the firm. According to DigiTimes' sources, LG Display's low yield rates and a tendency for backlighting units to fail during drop tests soured Apple's opinion, hence the order book freeze. You could excuse Samsung for being confused by Apple's affections, too; while in Europe the Cupertino company is busy securing injunctions against Samsung products, it's also reportedly increasing orders for 9.7-inch Samsung displays.

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