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In 20 years, one of the essential components of the liquid-crystal displays, or LCDs, that make many of our gadgets possible could disappear. Click here for more.
TheStreet.com  Jun 2  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- GoPro shares jumped as much as 7% on Monday after the company announced a new camera, and the stock is up another 1.2% in early Tuesday trading. The GoPro Hero+ LCD is a touchscreen camera that's only the company's...
TheStreet.com  Jun 1  Comment 
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Benzinga  May 21  Comment 
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GenEng News  May 18  Comment 
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a draft local coverage determination (LCD) allowing limited coverage for BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic testing, both individually and as part of multi-gene panels. According to the draft,...
Forbes  Apr 27  Comment 
Depressed prices for oil and coal triggered two loan issuer defaults last week, Sabine Oil & Gas and Walter Energy.
Forbes  Apr 14  Comment 
It was inevitable that with the advent of curved TVs, there?d have to be curved soundbars to match. Samsung?s HW-J8500, HW-J7500, HW-J6500, and HW-J6000 are exactly that, curved to match Samsung?s Curved LCDs. Here?s a preview.
The Times of India  Apr 10  Comment 
With tepid manufacturing climate for engineering manufacturing services, Foxconn-world's largest electronics contract manufacturer - has readied plans to make LCD panels for laptops and tablet computers for Sony.




 

Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) are used to in flat-panel monitors and high-end flat-panel television. Recently, the market for LCDs has exploded as flat screen monitors and televisions have become popular consumer electronics devices. The manufacturing and sale of LCD devices has been profitable for a number of companies such as Chi Mei Optoelectronics, LG.Philips LCD, Samsung and Sharp Corporation (SHCAY) . However, continued competition has driven down panel prices and is threatening the profit margins on these displays at every point on the supply chain.

A number of companies depend on LCD panels for their earnings. They include

  • Corning (GLW) which both manufacture specialized, ultra-pure glass panels that are used by LCD panel manufacturers to make LCD displays, and are a major component of the company's earnings.
  • Dell (DELL) sells a large quantity of LCD monitors with their computers.
  • Daktronics (DAKT), the leading manufacturer of digital signs and scoreboards, principally uses LCD screens.

More information

See this [wikipedia article] for more detail on LCD technologies, and competing technologies which may affect the companies that rely on them. lcd is most used to digital watches and computers

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