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Forbes  Apr 14  Comment 
Issuers got right down to business as the second quarter got underway, with no fewer than five CLOs pricing in the U.S., along with one in Europe. In the U.S., week ending April 4th's $2.75 billion supply total was the highest of the year, just...
Automotive World  Apr 14  Comment 
Today marks the U.S. debut of Nissan’s Smart Rearview Mirror, the world’s first LCD monitor that helps provide clear rearward visibility unimpeded by traditional obstacles such as cargo, tall passengers, inclement weather or the design of a...
newratings.com  Apr 10  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda) LTD. (IMOS) reported that its first-quarter revenue increased to NT$4.99 billion from NT$4.42 billion, previous year. The company said its first-quarter revenue came in at the high-end of the...
TechCrunch  Mar 27  Comment 
Apple is said to be readying to release its next iPhone in both 4.7- and 5.5-inch screen sizes, with a launch as early as September, according to a report by Japanese business news publication Nikkei today. The production cycle is already ramping...
TechCrunch  Mar 21  Comment 
How many times have you stepped out of the group to click pictures, feeling left out as others posed? Or have there been instances when you’re jostling to get back for a group picture after setting the timer of a camera shutter? While there is...
Automotive World  Feb 28  Comment 
Nissan Motor Company, Ltd., has announced the development of the Smart rearview mirror, the world’s first LCD monitor that not only provides clear rearward visibility under various conditions, but also allows the driver the ability to switch...
Forbes  Jan 28  Comment 
In the fourth quarter, we expect the price declines to continue, resulting in a decline in revenue for Corning's display business. Seasonal declines in the telecommunications segment will also put pressure on the company's top line in the fourth...
Wall Street Journal  Jan 28  Comment 
Corning Inc. warned Tuesday that it expects liquid-crystal display glass prices to decline more sharply in its first quarter than in previous periods.
Forbes  Jan 20  Comment 
There are few problems harder in technology than bringing a new type of display to market. Since the invention of television and the CRT in the early 1900s, it's been successfully pulled off twice. First, with the plasma TV, which is on the verge...




 

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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