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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘displays’

HDTV Displays May Soon Go “Quantum”

Ultra HD displays are quickly becoming the norm in high-end tech products with displays, and the technology is even poised to become more affordable in the near future. Most of these high-resolution displays will be similar to current high-definition LCD displays, but manufacturers are courting several new technologies that that may outperform current displays in the future. One of these …

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Large-Smartphone Market to Continue Growth

Though it seems smartphone sizes may have topped out in the 6-inch range, it appears that consumers are still eager for large smartphone screen sizes. Market research firm Juniper Research today released a new report predicting that over 120 million large-screen smartphones will ship by the year 2018. The firm estimates that just 20 million such devices shipped during 2013. …

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AMOLED Tech To Expand in the TV Market

If this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taught consumers anything, it’s that TV manufacturers will be leaning hard on Ultra HD to sell TVs in the coming years. Already component manufacturers are gearing up this year to make over 500% more Ultra HD panels than they did in 2013. As the TV market moves toward Ultra HD, manufacturers will be …

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Smartphone Displays Could Top Out at Under 6 Inches

With smaller, seven-inch tablets dropping in price rapidly and expensive high-end smartphone sizes creeping up past six inches it seems that one market or the other will be enveloped in the other at some point. Today a new DigiTimes report signals that growing smartphones may have reached their upper size-limit. The report cites unnamed “industry sources” as stating sales of …

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Curved LG Smartphone Could be Coming in November

The technology to create curved displays for smartphone has been around for years now, displayed prominently at CES every year. Despite this, manufacturers haven’t yet found an appropriate use for the technology in their smartphones. Expensive curved TV sets have made their debut, and flexible displays are likely to improve as they are used in smart watches and other wearable …

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Flexible Displays to Get Their Start in Smart Watches

Flexible displays have been around for years now. Every CES the technology is previewed, with manufacturers promising that new smartphones will implement the technology. Even Apple has been rumored to be testing out flexible OLED displays for its devices. That hasn’t happened, though. Displays in new smartphones are as rigid as ever. However, the new focus on smart watches might …

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Mobile External Display Capabilities to Expand in Coming Years

As smartphones and other mobile platforms have become more prevalent, PC sales have begun to slump. However, consumers till need to get things done on larger screens. While some manufacturers have managed to specialize for the PC market, others are attempting to blend the mobile with external displays, essentially making smartphones and tablets primary computing devices. Market analyst firm ABI …

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Touch Panel Makers Look For Growth in Low-Cost Devices

Touch panel makers are raking in ever more revenue from larger, higher-resolution top-tier smartphones like the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S4. Even so, the saturation of the high-end smartphone market in the west means that manufacturers are now looking to mid- and low-priced devices in developing nations for industry growth. Touch panel manufacturers will have to follow suit to stay …

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Panel Revenues Double on High-End Smartphone Sales

Though the markets for high-end smartphones are beginning to saturate, millions of the devices are still being sold in the U.S. and Europe. This means that while smartphone manufacturers look to mid- and low- end smartphone markets in the developing world for growth, component manufacturers will have steady sales for years to come. Analyst firm NPD’s DisplaySearch today released its …

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Google Invests in Wearable Display Company Himax Display

Himax Display (HDI) this week announced that Google has agreed to purchase a portion of its company. HDI is a Taiwanese manufacturer of micro-display (liquid crystal on silicon) technology. Under the terms of the agreement, Google will acquire 6.3% of HDI, with the option to purchase up to 14.8% in preferred shares over the next year. According to HDI, the …

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