Reuters  Jan 26  Comment 
* Shares rise as much as 5.7 pct (Adds CFO comments from conference call, details, shares)
Reuters  Jan 26  Comment 
Corning Inc, which supplies Gorilla Glass used in iPhones, reported an 8.3 percent fall in net sales, hurt by lower demand for liquid crystal display glass.
Japan Today  Jan 23  Comment 
A state-backed Japanese fund is frontrunner to rescue Sharp Corp, ahead of a rival approach from Apple supplier Foxconn, but industry insiders question whether it can protect the group in the long term amid cut-throat competition. Innovation...
Forbes  Jan 22  Comment 
This summer, the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will celebrate its 15th anniversary in a big way: by welcoming in two big rare headliners from LCD Soundsystem and Dead & Company, along with a slew of other major acts. Dead & Company, the...
Reuters  Jan 21  Comment 
A state-backed Japanese fund is frontrunner to rescue Sharp Corp, ahead of a rival approach from Apple supplier Foxconn, but industry insiders question whether it can protect the...
Reuters  Jan 12  Comment 
* Latest rescue would split LCD business, merge with Japan Display (Adds details, context)
Forbes  Jan 5  Comment 
We were all expecting Fitbit to unleash a new flagship device over in Las Vegas at CES 2016 but, instead, the San Francisco based company revealed the Fitbit Blaze – a “smart fitness watch” that sits between the Charge HR and the Surge in...
Forbes  Jan 5  Comment 
Guns N' Roses, Calvin Harris, and LCD Soundsystem will headline the 2016 Coachella festival.


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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