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A key LCD supplier is working feverishly to not be left behind by the next phase of iPhone display technology.
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NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today it is making a gift-in-kind of more than 2,000 commercial-grade displays to Mercy Ships, an...
Wall Street Journal  Jun 22  Comment 
With the help of small LCD screens, digitally animated eyes are giving once-stoic toys—from race cars to Cabbage Patch Kids—a highly expressive makeover.
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Samsung’s debut ‘QLED’ TV keeps the LCD flag flying
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Sharp Corp is considering a massive U.S. investment to build a liquid crystal display panel plant, a senior executive said Wednesday, in an apparent attempt to demonstrate its contribution to the U.S. economy ahead of summit talks between the...
Wall Street Journal  Jan 25  Comment 
The flexible-smartphone-screen battle, until now fought using a technology called OLED, is heating up with an entry from Apple supplier Japan Display, which says it can reduce the cost by adapting older LCD technology.
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SEOUL (dpa-AFX) - Samsung Electronics Co. (SMSN.L, SSNNF.OB, SSNLF.OB) reported a operating profit for the fourth-quarter that increased about 50 percent from last year. The company also plans to buy back 9.3 trillion won or $8 billion of its...




 

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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