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Silicon TFT Commercialization Wasn’t Easy Either – Lessons for IGZO Development

Supply Chain - A dinner conversation with an old Philips colleague reminded me that the commercialization of silicon transistor technology wasn’t easy either. We were talking about the seemingly slow

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Clip a Camera to Your Smartphone!

Market Intelligence - Recent rumors suggest Sony wants you to attach a performance camera to your smartphone! Yes, if the blogosphere is right, we’ll see an announcement in early September

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LCDs Are Knocking at Your Door

Business and Strategic - A recent report by IHS describes a nascent market for front-door security displays. Does this mean LCDs are knocking at your door? Reading the news, I get

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LCD Edge to Edge, What’s Next?

We read everywhere that demand for premium smartphone, PC and TV products has peaked. This raises the question: if the consumer electronics market is LCD edge to edge, what’s next?

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Relinking the PC Supply Chain

Supply Chain - Recent news suggests that consumer electronics brands are relinking the PC supply chain in response to maturation and commoditization. If so, this intensifies changes in the display

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Selling Open Cell LCDs is a Going Out of Business Strategy

Supply Chain - Several recent news stories concerning the impact of open cell LCD sales on the TV value chain remind me of warnings issued ten years ago. Back then,

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Notebook Demand Is a Touchy Subject

Market Intelligence - News and insights at SID DisplayWeek tell me notebook demand is a touchy subject. In addition to evidence that smaller tablets and larger smartphones are eating into

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LCD Beats CRT, or the Woes of the Display Industry

The words LCD beat CRT ran through my head as I walked through the exhibits at SID’s DisplayWeek in Vancouver. Though that observation may seem trite, I think it should

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Say Goodbye to the Sharp that We Knew

Business & Strategic - Sharp sunk further in the fiscal year ended in March and it has surrendered more control to its creditors in an effort to revive its businesses.

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OLED Has Closed the Gap with LCD in Mobile Displays

Mobile Displays - After reading Ray Soneira’s review of Samsung’s new S4 smartphone at DisplayMate*, even I must admit that it looks as if OLED has closed the gap with LCD

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