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Incredible new tech might finally bring shatterproof displays to smartphones

June 9th, 2014

Smartphone accidents often lead to an annoying problem: shattered displays that are costly to replace. However, it looks like one scientist thinks there’s a solution to preventing such accidents from happening again in the future. Android Police reports that Dr. Yu Zhu from the University of Akron has found a new material that might allow gadget …

Soap bubble display billed as thinnest in the world [video]

July 2nd, 2012

An international team of researchers has created a technology that projects images on an ultra-thin display made entirely of soap bubbles. The team uses ultrasonic vibrations to alter the display's properties, such as its transparency and surface, to produce a flat or even a 3D image. The project is called the colloidal display, and is …

Sharp and LG to increase iPad panel shipments in Q2

March 23rd, 2012

After reportedly failing to meet Apple’s quality requirements, Sharp and LG Display have now apparently begun shipping a small volume of displays for the new iPad, DigiTimes reported on Friday. “The supply of panels for the new iPad has improved recently, with LG Display and Sharp to ramp up their shipments in the second quarter, …

People want supersized cell phones, new study shows

March 14th, 2012

A new study from Strategy Analytics found that smartphone owners in the U.S. and U.K. prefer devices with a 4-inch to 4.5-inch display, as long as the device is also thin. “Almost 90 percent of existing smartphone owners surveyed chose a prototype smartphone with a display larger than their current device,” commented Paul Brown, a …

LG, not just Samsung, is supplying iPad Retina Displays according to Reuters

March 14th, 2012

Following a report suggesting Samsung became the sole supplier of Retina Displays for the new iPad after panels from LG Display and Sharp failed to meet Apple’s quality standards, a new report claims this is not the case. Reuters on Wednesday reported that LG Display is indeed supplying Retina panels for the new Apple tablet. “LG is …

Samsung to supply iPad displays after LG, Sharp quality fails to meet Apple’s requirements

March 13th, 2012

Despite numerous ongoing legal battles between the two rivals, Samsung Electronics is reportedly the sole supplier of displays for Apple’s new iPad tablet, which is set to launch this coming Friday. While speaking with Bloomberg, IHS iSuppli analyst Vinita Jakhanwal said that high-resolution display panels supplied by LG Display and Sharp did not meet Apple’s quality …

Samsung spins off struggling LCD business

February 20th, 2012

Samsung on Monday announced that it will spin off its LCD display panel manufacturing business. Tentatively named Samsung Display Co., Ltd., the new company will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics and it will launch with approximately $6.6 billion in initial capital when it officially breaks off from Samsung-proper on April 1st, 2012. “This split …

Apple’s iTV launch reportedly hampered by display availability

February 3rd, 2012

Apple has been widely rumored to be readying a Siri-enabled television for release this year, but a new report claims component availability issues will prevent the highly anticipated “iTV” from launching in the first half. Citing unnamed sources within Apple’s supply chain, DigiTimes on Friday reports that Sharp, rumored to have been contracted to supply display panels …

Hitachi, Sony reportedly begin shipping next-gen 4-inch iPhone displays

November 28th, 2011

Sony and Hitachi are reportedly working with Apple on a 4-inch display for an iOS device presumed to be the next-generation iPhone set to launch next year. Citing unnamed sources within Apple’s Asian supply chain, Macotakara.jp reports that the two suppliers have teamed up to begin preliminary production of Apple’s new 4-inch iPhone displays. The …