Reuters  Sep 28  Comment 
Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co is considering buying a majority stake in Sharp Corp's loss-making LCD business for up to 200 billion yen ($1.7 billion), Japan's...
The Economic Times  Sep 27  Comment 
Booming demand for smartphones reason for separate listing, LED & LCD TVs too will be part of new index; 'ready to eat' group may also find bigger mention.
Yahoo  Sep 21  Comment 
Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (2317.TW) offered to buy Sharp Corp's struggling liquid panel display business and plans to seek funding from Apple Inc (AAPL.O), the Nikkei business daily reported on Monday. The report did not specify how...
The Times of India  Sep 17  Comment 
Taiwanese technology company AU Optronics Corporation and its Indian partner Twin Star Technology, owned by Vedanta group, may invest Rs 6,000 crore in a first tranche for an LCD panel manufacturing unit in Noida.
TechCrunch  Sep 4  Comment 
 The concept Galaxy Note 5 is at once a thing of genius and a nod to a benighted world before the modern touchscreen. Born in the swamps of the resistive LCD, the stylus lurched onto dry land and lives on as a reminder of our history. It is, to...
TechCrunch  Aug 31  Comment 
 Eatsa has no lines because it has no cashiers. You order on an iPad, your name comes up on a transparent LCD screen box, and you pull out a bowl of quinoa. Opening today in San Francisco at 121 Spear St, Eatsa is a new restaurant designed around...
Reuters  Aug 28  Comment 
Sharp Corp said it was considering various options for its liquid crystal display business after a report said it may sell a majority stake in the struggling operations to...
Japan Today  Aug 23  Comment 
Sharp Corp is in talks with Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co for a tie-up in its struggling flat-panel display business, according to two sources familiar with the discussion. Under the proposed plan, Sharp would spin of the display...
Forbes  Aug 5  Comment 
Epson has today announced a new series of LCD home entertainment projectors aimed at the value end of the projection market.


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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