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Samsung sets up Silicon Valley base
July 31, 2014
umbai, July 31 -- Samsung is building its own home in Silicon Valley, which will primarily concentrate on memory and display R&D. The Korean company aims to tap into the top-drawer pool of component, system and semiconductor talent here, and, of course, a lot of angel and VC investors.

Flexible Electronics Market by Components (Display, Battery, Sensor, Photovoltaic, Memory), Circuit Structure (Single-Sided, Double-Sided, Rigid) Application (Consumer Electronics, Healthcare, Automotive, Energy and Power) & Geography - Analysis & Forecast to 2014 - 2020
July 30, 2014
Global flexible electronics market is expected to reach $13.23 Billion by 2020 at an estimated CAGR of 21.73% with the number of applications using printing processes for flexible electronics forecast to grow at a good rate. Major market drivers for flexible electronics include the possibility to add new functionalities like conformability for OLED lighting (for the automotive industry), for OPV (energy harvesting), Robustness for small OLED displays (for smart phones & tablets) as well as feasibility to create new applications like wearable electronics.

Royal Show takes place on August 8 and 9
July 30, 2014
The Royal Manx Show, one of the highlights of the island's calendar, is to take place on Friday, August 8, and Saturday, August 9, at Knockaloe Farm, Patrick.

An anti-glare, anti-reflective display for mobile devices?
July 30, 2014
If you've ever tried to watch a video on a tablet on a sunny day, you know you have to tilt it at just the right angle to get rid of glare or invest in a special filter. But now scientists are reporting in the journal ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces that they've developed a novel glass surface that reduces both glare and reflection, which continue to plague even the best mobile displays today.

Nvidia to improve low-res LCD display performance
July 29, 2014
India, July 29 -- Nvidia researchers have discovered a way to quadruple display resolution by stacking low cost LCD panels on top of each other. Nvidia calls this technique cascaded displays, and has already built a prototype using a 3D printer that looks similar to the Oculus Rift.

MediaTek and Japan Display unveil 120Hz display on mobile devices
July 24, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: MediaTek Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, and Japan Display Inc., an LCD technology company, have unveiled 120Hz display on mobile devices.

US Contract Notice: Department of the Navy Issues Solicitation for "Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System Advanced Tactical Display Center Flat Panel Display"
July 24, 2014
Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command Officer has issued requirement for "Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System Advanced Tactical Display Center Flat Panel Display."

Acer B326HUL
July 22, 2014
When it comes to desktop monitors, size matters, especially if you need to view multiple applications at the same time. With the Acer B326HUL ($899.99), you get a sprawling32 inches of screen real estate and the deep, dark blacks that are the hallmark of Vertical Alignment (VA) panel technology. While not as pricey as our Editors' Choice for big-screen professional-grade monitors, the Lenovo LT3053P, the B326HUL is still fairly expensive, but in return you get a nice array of I/O ports, solid gray-scale reproduction, and an ergonomic stand. The WQHD (2,560-by-1,440) panel offers a sharp, highly detailed picture with good viewing angles, but it's out-of-the-box color accuracy could be better. Support for MHL connectivity would also be welcome.

Sony's Resurrected Walkman Making Waves
July 21, 2014
The company that popularized the portable music player nearly four decades ago is back in the game with a new "Walkman." Sony's new NWZ-ZX1 won't play cassettes like the original Walkman introduced in 1979, but unlike other digital music players like Apple's iPod, it is a bit of a throwback in terms of its bulky dimensions and relatively hefty weight.

LG unveils an 18-inch flexible OLED display prototype
July 10, 2014
India, July 10 -- Electronics giant LG has developed an 18-inch Flexible OLED panel that can be rolled into a tube of a mere 3cm across. The prototype has 1200 x 810 pixels resolution and has a new polyamide film on the back panel which makes it very thin and extremely flexible.


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