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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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Apple reportedly testing iPad 3 2048 x 1536 displays from LG and Samsung

Apple reportedly testing iPad 3 2048 x 1536 displays from LG and Samsung

Apple is reportedly quality-testing high-resolution displays for a next-gen iPad from Samsung and LG Display, with orders expected to be placed imminently. "Apple's upcoming iPad 3 will feature an improved display to support quad extended graphics (QXGA)" a tipster tells The Korea Times, "a display resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels with a 4:3 aspect ratio to provide full high definition (HD) viewing experience." However, contrary to previous rumors, the company reportedly has no interest in OLED-based display technology.

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iPad 3 AMOLED plans led Apple COO Tim Cook to Samsung meet?

iPad 3 AMOLED plans led Apple COO Tim Cook to Samsung meet?

Samsung Mobile and Apple may be at each others' throats in the courtroom right now, over allegations that the Galaxy range of phones and tablets too closely mimic the iPhone and iPad, but relations between other Samsung divisions and Apple are reportedly going from strength to strength. A source apparently told The Korea Herald this week that "Apple wants to tap into Samsung’s AMOLED technology for an upgraded version of the iPad 2, considered as many as the iPad 3 that is likely to be launched toward the end of this year" the Asia News Net reports, with COO (and acting-CEO) Tim Cook allegedly flying in to meet with senior-level Samsung execs in South Korea.

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LG Display promises Samsung-slaying AH-IPS high-res screens

LG Display promises Samsung-slaying AH-IPS high-res screens

Samsung can't expect to have all the display attention to itself at SID 2011 next week, with its WQXGA PenTile panel; LG Display is bringing an "ultra high resolution" range of LCDs itself, and it has everything from smartphone screens to tablet and TV scale displays. The new LG Display panels use Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching (AH-IPS) for 1.5- to 2-times the resolution of typical LCD panels.

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iPad 2 shortage down to LG Display tip insiders

iPad 2 shortage down to LG Display tip insiders

LG Display is reportedly ramping up 9.7-inch LCD IPS panel production for the iPad 2, after production issues supposedly hamstrung Apple's ability to get the coveted slate onto shelves. According to DigiTimes' sources, LG Display's shipments will only get back up to original estimates sometime this quarter; analysts have suggested that production rather than demand is the biggest limit on the iPad 2's sales success.

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Acer prioritizes Tablets over netbooks; Plans “Shuriken” screen ultraportable for May

Acer prioritizes Tablets over netbooks; Plans “Shuriken” screen ultraportable for May

Acer may have lost a CEO over arguments whether tablets and ultra-mobility was the future, but the company isn't acting too conservatively even with a PC stalwart at the helm. According to the latest rumors, Acer is phasing out netbook orders in favor of tablet production, with slates like the Acer Iconia Tab A500 - which went on sale today for $449.99 - replacing Aspire One netbooks. Meanwhile, the company is also reportedly using advanced "Shuriken" displays to create ultraportable notebooks offering more screen with less bulk.

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LG Display talks panels: OLED TV in 2013, IPS LCD in tablets other than iPad

LG Display talks panels: OLED TV in 2013, IPS LCD in tablets other than iPad

LG Display has revealed some panel plans - including details on which customers are using its OLED screens for upcoming smartphones - in its Q1 financial results call; however, OLED TV scale displays aren't expected to reach mass production until mid-2013. According to SeekingAlpha's transcript, LG Display confirmed that, from this month, it will be supplying IPS tablet-scale panels to more than just Apple (which uses the screens for the iPad 2), while implying that as well as supplying Nokia with smartphone-sized screens, it will also be pushing panels for LG handsets in the middle of this year.

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