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The Straits Times  8 hrs ago  Comment 
March 14, 2015 1:10 AM LCD Global has shaken up its corporate floor after AF Global closed its takeover offer for the locally-listed property and hospitality company.
TechCrunch  Mar 12  Comment 
 In the future we will all wear amazing silver underpants and look at our incoming bus and subway transfers on a screen from TransitScreen. Created by a lone entrepreneur with a dream and some LCDs, TransitScreen is a sort of timetable for mass...
Forbes  Feb 5  Comment 
Super Bowl XLIX set a record with TV viewers. It also set a record in the number of TV viewers who were yelling at LCD and plasma screens in the final seconds of the game.
Wall Street Journal  Jan 27  Comment 
Corning said that continued demand for its specialty materials, along with revenue growth from its acquisition of a Korean LCD-glass manufacturer, drove stronger-than-expected results for the fourth quarter.
Motley Fool  Jan 24  Comment 
Corning's new glass enables bright new LCD TVs to be made as thin as smartphones.
The Straits Times  Jan 14  Comment 
January 15, 2015 1:16 AM LCD Global has axed a contentious rights issue that has been at the heart of a power play between two groups of rival shareholders.
Forbes  Jan 13  Comment 
Nitrogen. 100 years ago it revolutionized agriculture. Kateeva now hopes to use it to change the market for big screen TVs.
The Straits Times  Jan 12  Comment 
January 13, 2015 1:18 AM MONTHS of simmering tensions between rival shareholders of LCD Global Investments have boiled over into a full takeover bid for the locally listed property and hospitality company.
Channel News Asia  Jan 12  Comment 
AF Global, a joint venture company formed by Aspial Corp and Fragrance Group, has made a cash offer to acquire LCD Global Investments.
Japan Today  Jan 7  Comment 
Sharp Corp's president said it would be tough for the Japanese electronics company to meet its annual profit forecast as pressure to cut liquid crystal display (LCD) panel prices counters the benefits of a cheaper yen. "To be honest, it is very...




 

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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