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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.
Cellular News  Apr 7  Comment 
LG Display says that it has launched a LCD panel for smartphones that represents a quantum jump in terms of key features, including color gamut, brightness, contrast ratio, touch function, power consumption and thinness. Click here for more.
The Hindu Business Line  Apr 6  Comment 
Tokyo shares fell on Monday as weak US jobs data soured risk appetite, but Sharp Corp jumped after a source said it may spin off its LCD panel business and seek financing from a government-backed...
Wall Street Journal  Apr 5  Comment 
Sharp, the troubled Japanese electronics provider, is moving to spin off part of its panel-making unit and plans to ask a government-supported investment fund for help.
Yahoo  Mar 20  Comment 
Loss-making Japanese electronics firm Sharp Corp said it's not considering spinning off its liquid crystal display business as part of a bailout plan under discussion with lenders seeking restructuring moves in return for extending support. "This...
The Straits Times  Mar 13  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.




 

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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