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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.

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.

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.

The Automotive Cockpits & Dashboards Report
September 10, 2014
Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: The Automotive Cockpits & Dashboards Report http://www.reportlinker.com/p02259557/The-Automotive-Cockpits--Dashboards-Report.html This 2014 edition of the Automotive Cockpits and Dashboards Report is the latest in the series of reports by Supplier Business looking at trends and developments in the vehicle cockpit space. Over time we have seen many changes in terms of the design and structure of the main modules and components that go to make up the dashboard and cockpit element of the vehicle's interior. In particular the increasing level of in-vehicle connectivity has caused interior designers to rethink the layout and content of the dashboard and centre console. In this report the main trends and developments are highlighted, with particular reference to examples of the way in which the industry has responded to the challenge.

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.

New Epson Home Cinema 3000-Series Projectors Bring Versatile and Bright 2D/3D 1080p Blockbuster Performance to Living Rooms; Home Cinema Series Offers Lens Shift, Small Footprint and a Range of Features for Easy Placement on Almost Any Shelf or Surface
September 10, 2014
 (CEDIA Expo 2014, Booth #240) - Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today announced new additions to its award-winning lineup of Home Cinema projectors, the PowerLite®Home Cinema 3600e,Home Cinema 3500, andHome Cinema 3000. Featuring up to 2,500 lumens of color brightness and 2,500 lumens of white brightness2 with up to 70,000:1 contrast ratio, Epson's latest Home Cinema solutions bring an immersive 2D and 3D 1080p experience to today's living rooms. With wide vertical and horizontal lens shift, 1.6x zoom lens and a 26 percent smaller footprint than preceding models3, the Home Cinema 3000-Series projectors are designed for big-screen entertainment almost anywhere in a matter of minutes.   "These new projectors offer refined image quality while being among the brightest 1080p projectors we've ever produced, making them ideal for well-lit family rooms," said Jason Palmer, marketing manager, Epson America. "In addition, a unique compact design, simple lens shift and front-facing exhaust allow users to conceal the projector in a bookcase on the back wall and enjoy images up to 300 inches - five, ten or even over thirty times the size of a 50-inch flat screen."

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.

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.


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