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Curved displays from Samsung & LG herald start of new wave of technological innovation in smartphone design says Strategy Analytics; Displays based on flexible OLEDs will enable a tidal wave of new, innovative smartphone products within the next 3 years and will come to dominate within 10 years
September 12, 2014
 The launch of the innovative Samsung Note Edge last week and  the Samsung Round and the LG G-Flex a few months ago took the hype surrounding flexible displays one step closer to reality. However, despite being made from flexible OLED materials, these first-generation phones offer limited new functionality and in fact have curved rigid screens, rather than flexible screens.

Veeco Instruments introduces TurboDisc EPIK700 GaN MOCVD system
September 12, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Veeco Instruments Inc., a provider of process equipment solutions which enable the manufacture of LEDs, power electronics, and hard drives, has introduced the new TurboDisc EPIK700 Gallium Nitride, or GaN, Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition, or MOCVD, system.

LEDified in Heated Battle for First in Fundable Staples Competition
September 12, 2014
LEDified a provider of energy efficient lighting products and services has announced that it is currently engaged in a close fight for first place in the #Crowd2Shelf competition sponsored by Fundable and Staples. Winning first place will put LEDified in a position to sell EVA its energy conserving LED downlight in Staples stores. LEDified has reported it is currently only a few hundred votes from first place; their team hopes the announcement will raise awareness and encourage potential voters tovote nowfor EVA.

LG Electronics Expands Ultra HD TV Lineup Led By 105- And 98-inch TVs Introduced At CEDIA Expo; Ultra HD 4K TV Lineup Hits 16 Models, Including New Entry Level Series
September 11, 2014
LG Electronics has more than doubled its number of Ultra High Definition TV models available in the United States, announcing fourth-quarter availability of new models ranging from 40- to 105-inches at suggested prices of $999 to $99,999. Led by new 105- and 98-inch class sets (104.6 and 97.5 inches measured diagonally), the expanded lineup further advances LG's presence and leadership in the exploding Ultra HD market. The new 105UC9 and 98UB9800 Ultra HD TVs - ideally suited for custom-installation market where consumers demand larger screens and improved audio - are on display at the 2014 CEDIA Expo (Booth #140) this week. On the other end of the Ultra HD spectrum, LG is rounding out its lineup with five new entry-level 4K LED TVs, including a value-packed 40-inch class model - all delivering on the promise of stunning 4K resolution with more than four times the picture detail of Full HD TV. All told, LG now offers 16 Ultra HD TVs, including the new 77- and 65-inch class Ultra HD 4K OLED TVs also launching this fall. (See separate news release.)

Daktronics partners with SU to install LED display at A. W. Mumford Stadium
September 11, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Daktronics, Inc., a supplier of electronic scoreboards, display systems and related marketing services, has partnered with Southern University and A&M College, or SU, and the SU System Foundation to install a new LED video display at A. W. Mumford Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for Jaguars football games.

Daktronics to provide new LED super-system to Baku Olympic Stadium
September 11, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Daktronics, Inc., a supplier of electronic scoreboards, display systems and related marketing services, has announced that it will provide a new LED super-system to Baku Olympic Stadium featuring two HD video displays.

Casio Slim XJ-A147
September 11, 2014
The Casio Slim XJ-A147 ($1,109.99) is one of the latest projectors to sport the company's hybrid LED/laser light source. It boasts some solidfeatures, such as a generous 2x zoom and Wi-Fi, with an included adapter. Like other models in the company's Slim line, the XJ-A147 is a lightweight model with a lamp that should keep shining when other projectors with more mortal light engines have run through two or three bulbs. True to its name, the Slim is just that, measuring 1.7 by 11.7 by 8.2 inches (HWD) and weighing 5.1 pounds. It comes with a soft carrying case, complete with a pocket for cables. The projector sports a futuristic look, with rounded edges and lens set far to oneside. There are no manual lens sliders or wheels; you can change focus or zoom, either with the remote or from touch controls on the projector itself.

HTC Butterfly 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy S4 Specs And Price Comparison In Australia.
September 11, 2014
  For readers who are considering buying the HTC Butterfly 2 or the Samsung Galaxy S4, here are the specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.       Display and Design     The HTC Butterfly 2 comes with a 5-inch capacitive touch screen, which translates into a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with a 5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen, which translates into a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Both the devices are about the same in this category with 441 ppi pixels display density.       The HTC Butterfly 2 measures 145.4 x 70.2 x 10 mm and weighs 151 grams. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is comparatively smaller, thinner and lighter. The device measures 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm and weighs 130 grams.           Hardware and Operating System     The HTC Butterfly 2 is equipped with a 2.5 GHz quad core Krait 400 processor and Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset. It comes in 16 GB and 32 GB internal memory variants, which can be expanded by up to 128 GB using a Micro SD card.             The Samsung Galaxy S4 is equipped with a quad core 1.6 GHz Cortex A15 and quad core 1.2 GHz Cortex A7 processor.

HTC Desire 610 vs. Motorola Moto G; 2013 Specs And Price Comparison In Australia.
September 11, 2014
  For readers who are considering buying the HTC Desire 610 or the Motorola Moto G (2013) here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.       Display and Design     The HTC Desire 610 comes with a 4.7-inch capacitive touch screen, which translates into a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. The Motorola Moto G comes with a 4.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, which translates into a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The Moto G is the clear winner in this category with 326 ppi pixels display density compared to the 234 ppi pixels display density on the Desire 610.         The HTC Desire 610 measures 143.1 x 70.5 x 9.6 mm and weighs 143.5 grams. The Motorola Moto G is comparatively smaller, narrower and thicker. The device measures 129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm and weighs 143 grams.             Hardware and Operating System     The HTC Desire 610 is equipped with a 1.2 GHz quad core Cortex A7 processor and Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset. It comes with 8 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded by up to 128 GB using a Micro SD card.       The Motorola Moto G is equipped with a 1.2 GHz quad core Cortex A7 processor and Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 chipset.

Newark element14 announces availability of SceneStar LED Scene Lights
September 10, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Newark element14, an electronic components distribution company, has announced the availability of SceneStar LED Scene Lights.


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