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SIMTech in tie-up to develop printed electronics applications
September 12, 2014
THE Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), a research institute at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star), on Tuesday announced that it is collaborating with 12 companies to develop applications for its printed electronics technology.

US Contract Notice: Department of the Navy Issues Solicitation for "Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System Advanced Tactical Display Center Flat Panel Display"
September 12, 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."

LG Electronics Announces U.S. Availability For First Ultra HD 4K OLED TV; Future of TV on display at CEDIA Expo 2014
September 11, 2014
LG Electronics today firmly established its OLED TV market leadership by announcing pricing and availability for the first Ultra HD OLED TVs to hit the U.S. market. LG's cutting-edge lineup features the 77-inch class 77EG9700 and 65-inch class 65EC9700 (76.7 and 64.5 inches measured diagonally).

Global LED Market is Expected to Reach $42.7 Billion by 2020 - Allied Market Research
September 11, 2014
According to a new market research report by Allied Market Research titled, "Global Light Emitting Diode (LED) Market (Technology, Application and Geography), 2013 - 2020" the global LED (chips and components) market is forecast to reach $42.7 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 13.5% from 2014 to 2020. Asia Pacific commands dominance of the LED technology market. The region houses approximately 3/4th of the global electronics manufacturing industries. North America, due to its high-tech forensic and medical applications leads the market for UV LEDs.      (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140911/647229)

A*STAR's SIMTech to Build Local Capabilities for Printed Electronics
September 11, 2014
Sept. 11 -- Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Government of Singapore issued the following news release: A*STAR's Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) has launched a Collaborative Industry Project (CIP) on Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing of Functional Film and Printed Electronics to help companies develop technological and production capabilities in this emerging sector. Printed electronics allows manufacturers to print electrical devices on materials such as plastic and it is expected to pave the way for the adoption of low-cost, thin and flexible electronics for products such as flexible displays, smart labels and smart clothing.

LG Electronics Announces US Availability for First Ultra HD 4K OLED TV
September 11, 2014
Sept. 11 -- LG Electronics USA issued the following news release: LG Electronics today firmly established its OLED TV market leadership by announcing pricing and availability for the first Ultra HD OLED TVs to hit the U.S. market. LG's cutting-edge lineup features the 77-inch class 77EG9700 and 65-inch class 65EC9700 (76.7 and 64.5 inches measured diagonally). LG's Ultra HD 4K OLED TVs offer the ultimate in picture quality, combining the intense detail of 4K Ultra HD and the superior contrast and color accuracy that OLED technology provides. The new 77EG9700 and 65EC9700 4K OLED TVs - perfectly suited for the custom-installation market where consumers demand best-in-class products - are on display at the 2014 CEDIA Expo (Booth 140) here this week.

Five electronic firms to pay $37M for LCD price-fixing
September 11, 2014
A group of major electronics companies and their affiliates accused of fixing the price for liquid crystal display panels used in TVs, computers monitors and laptops have agreed to pay a total of more than $37 million to settle a class-action lawsuit.

Multimillion dollar settlements reached in LCD price-fixing class action suit; Settlements approved in LCD price fixing case
September 10, 2014
TORONTO - A group of major electronics companies and their affiliates accused of fixing the price for liquid crystal display panels used in TVs, computers monitors and laptops have agreed to pay a total of more than $37 million to settle a class action lawsuit.

An uneven playing field
September 10, 2014
FULL TEXT Just before the Hawaii soccer team kicked off its season last month, a surprise lay in store at the end of the long access road bisecting the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex. It wasn't a pleasant one. The crown jewel of the Hawaii soccer scene, Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium, had fallen into an unkempt state. Weeds grew rampant on the pitch. The playing field was no longer completely level in spots. But the 15-year-old stadium's woes go beyond the playing surface. Its scoreboard -- long in need of repairs -- had become increasingly garbled and illegible in recent years, and it was decided before the 2014 season to shut down the display until further notice.

Quantum dot, OLED, curved TVs in competition
September 10, 2014
Chinese electronics maker TCL s 55-inch 4K ultra-high-definition liquid crystal display television uses quantum-dot technology to produce more vivid colors. The company showcased the television at this year s IFA in Berlin from Sept. 5 to 10. / Courtesy of TCL BERLIN With televisions being made smarter and more sophisticated, electronics companies are finding ways to set their products apart, as shown at this year s IFA.


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