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Display Types Explained

Display types explained: OLED, LCD, QLED, and more

February 3rd, 2022

Screens dominate our lives, and we’re looking at them more and more. Between the screens on phones, TVs, computers, and even fridges, you probably rely on looking at a screen for many aspects of your life. But those displays can actually be made in a number of different ways. And different display types offer different …

iPhone 8 Rumors: OLED vs. LCD

Forget the OLED iPhone 8, the LCD screen might be making a comeback

December 5th, 2016

The iPhone 8 will bring us what will probably be Apple’s biggest screen upgrade since the introduction of the retina display: an OLED screen that should offer users an even better iPhone experience. However, only one of the three iPhone 8 units expected next year will ship with an OLED display. OLED technology has reached …

How to Fix Soap Opera Effect on LED LCD TV

Why movies look awful on your brand new expensive TV – and how to fix them

August 1st, 2014

So you bought a brand new, expensive LCD TV and now you sit down to binge-watch your favorite show only to find it looks… totally different than it usually does? There’s nothing wrong with the TV or the content you’re watching, Wired explains, although sometimes there can be issues with those things, too. The TV has a built-in …

Sharp starts production of 5-inch smartphone displays with 1080p resolution

October 1st, 2012

Sharp (SHCAY) announced on Monday it has begun production for the next generation of smartphone LCD panels. Measuring at 5-inch in diagonal width with a 443 pixel per inch (PPI) density, Sharp’s new LCDs will sport a whopping full-HD resolution of 1920 x 1080. Sharp says the new display uses “CG-Silicon technology” to fit “the same …

Toshiba and LG settle LCD price-fixing scandal for half a billion dollars

July 12th, 2012

Toshiba, LG and AU Optronics have agreed to pay a combined sum of $571 million to settle a lawsuit over a liquid crystal display price-fixing scandal, Reuters reported. According to San Francisco attorney Joseph Alioto, who was the co-lead counsel for consumers suing the companies, $543.5 million will be awarded to at least 20 million …

Samsung Display spin-off opens its doors

April 2nd, 2012

Samsung Electronics on Monday announced that its display panel spin-off is now operational. The company said in February that it would separate its struggling LCD business from the rest of the company and form Samsung Display Co., Ltd. The subsidiary opened its doors Monday morning and it will commence operations with roughly $6.6 billion in …

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 …

Samsung, Sharp and others to pay $553 million fine for LCD price-fixing scheme

December 27th, 2011

Samsung, Sharp, Innolux Corp, Hitachi, HannStar Display Corp, Chungwha Picture Tubes and Epson Imaging Devices Corp will pay a total of $553 million to settle accusations that the firms participated in an LCD price-fixing scheme. The price fixing resulted in inflation of display prices at the benefit of all companies involved, but at the cost …

Samsung to buy Sony’s share of S-LCD joint venture for $940 million

December 26th, 2011

Samsung will purchase Sony’s 50% share of S-LCD, a joint venture created by both companies in 2004, for $939.6 million. Both companies will continue to cooperate on the development of new LCD panel technology, however, and Sony says it hopes to “secure a flexible and steady supply” of LCD panels from Samsung moving forward. “With …