RECENT NEWS
TheStreet.com  Dec 9  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Corning shares are up 2.3% to $21.50  on heavy trading volume Tuesday after the global technology company updated its current quarter LCD glass volume projections. The company now expects to see single digit volume...
Wall Street Journal  Dec 9  Comment 
Corning raised its outlook for global liquid-crystal-display glass demand, led by strong consumer demand for larger LCD televisions.
Benzinga  Dec 8  Comment 
Kyocera today introduced two innovative new TFT-LCD displays that allow bright colors to be seen clearly even in intense sunlight — making them ideal for industrial applications including medical, aerospace, marine, test and measurement, and...
Forbes  Dec 3  Comment 
Chassix, Connacher Oil and Gas, and Guitar Center this week joined  LCD's Restructuring Watchlist, which tracks companies with recent credit defaults or downgrades into junk territory, issuers with debt trading at deeply distressed levels, as...
Forbes  Nov 30  Comment 
Does Panasonic's new flagship TV take LCD to another level?
Wall Street Journal  Nov 26  Comment 
A federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out antitrust claims by phone maker Motorola Mobility that sought damages from Asian electronics companies for alleged price fixing on liquid-crystal-display panels.
Wall Street Journal  Nov 3  Comment 
A federal appeals court this month will take up a case involving mobile-phone screens that could test the reach of U.S. antitrust law in the global economy.
USAToday.com  Nov 1  Comment 
LCD picture quality may take a quantum leap thanks to LG.
The Straits Times  Oct 30  Comment 
October 31, 2014 1:10 AM A RECENT shake-up in the ownership of LCD Global Investments had its sequel yesterday in tight contests for positions on the company board.
Forbes  Oct 29  Comment 
Maybe OLED isn't the only natural successor to plasma after all.




 

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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