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The human-machine interface: Automotive touch screens on the rise

04/25/2016  With consumers becoming increasingly comfortable using smartphones and tablet PCs, touch screens are now increasingly making their way into their vehicles, too.

As mobile phone market matures, display makers turn to in-cell and on-cell touch technologies for growth

04/22/2016  As the mobile phone market slows, display manufacturers are looking to new in-cell and on-cell touch-screen solutions that offer consumers thinner and brighter displays, while shortening the supply chain for smartphone manufacturers.

Effective graphene doping depends on substrate material

03/29/2016  Juelich physicists have discovered unexpected effects in doped graphene - i.e. graphene that is mixed with foreign atoms.

LCD glass area demand to rise 13% from 2015 to 2018

03/23/2016  Unit demand for display glass used for liquid crystal display (LCD) TVs, desktop monitors, mobile PCs and other major large panel applications is forecast to fall in 2016.

Microchip announces kit for integrated 2D projected capacitive touch, 3D gestures on displays

02/29/2016  Microchip Technology Inc. today announced the industry's first development kit for integrated 2D projective capacitive touch and 3D gesture recognition on displays.

Wearable device display unit shipments to hit $39M by 2016

02/26/2016  The growing popularity of wearable applications is driving up shipments of the displays used in these devices.

Oversupply to overshadow LCD market in 2016

01/26/2016  The ongoing issue of liquid crystal display (LCD) oversupply -- exacerbated by China’s aggressive investment in production capacity as well as high fab utilization -- will continue well into 2016.

Apple products spur growth in force sensing display technologies

12/23/2015  Apple’s use of Force Touch technology in the Apple Watch and 3D Touch in the iPhone 6S line is leading to growth in force sensing and other touch-panel enhancements in mobile devices.

Nanoscale drawbridges open path to color displays

12/04/2015  A new method for building "drawbridges" between metal nanoparticles may allow electronics makers to build full-color displays using light-scattering nanoparticles that are similar to the gold materials that medieval artisans used to create red stained-glass.

Led by Apple and Chinese brands, high tech smartphone panel shipments rising

11/24/2015  Demand for LTPS TFT LCD shipments rose 30 percent in September 2015 to reach 51.6 million units, due to strong demand from Apple and Chinese brands.

China to dominate flat panel display manufacturing by 2018, says IHS

11/13/2015  While conventional thin film transistor liquid crystal (TFT LCD) displays are rapidly trending towards commoditization and currently suffering from declining prices and margins, China is quickly adding capacity in all flat-panel display (FPD) manufacturing segments.

The use of sapphire in mobile device and LED industries

11/13/2015  Sapphire is hard, strong, optically transparent and chemically inert.

Stanford engineers create artificial skin that can send pressure sensation to brain cell

10/20/2015  Stanford engineers have created a plastic "skin" that can detect how hard it is being pressed and generate an electric signal to deliver this sensory input directly to a living brain cell.

Hillcrest Labs unveils MotionEngine Wear software

09/29/2015  Hillcrest Labs unveiled its MotionEngine (TM) Wear software with always-on, sensor-enabled features optimized for the latest generation of wearable devices.

UMC enters high volume touch IC production using foundry industry's first 0.11um eFlash process

09/24/2015  United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), a global semiconductor foundry, today announced that it has entered high volume production for touch IC applications manufactured on UMC's 0.11um eFlash process.

Dialog Semiconductor to acquire Atmel for $4.6 billion

09/21/2015  Dialog Semiconductor and Atmel Corporation announced today that Dialog has agreed to acquire Atmel in a cash and stock transaction for total consideration of approximately $4.6 billion.

Flexible 7 inch touch panel with integrated OLED display developed

09/01/2015  Together with ITRI, Taiwan, Heraeus, demonstrated the integration of Clevios conductive polymer based touch panel with AM OLED technology in a highly flexible device.

Cima NanoTech announces joint venture with Foxconn

08/26/2015  Cima NanoTech, a developer and manufacturer of transparent conductive film solutions, announced today that it has entered into a joint venture with Foxconn, the world’s largest ICT technology provider and vertically integrated device manufacturer, to deliver the industry’s first cost-competitive, projected capacitive (pro-cap) solution for large format touch screens.

Traditional notebook display shipments drop as Chromebooks rise

08/14/2015  Global consumers have lately become less interested in acquiring conventional notebooks with 15-inch displays, and they are instead shifting their spending to smaller product segments.

Apple drives growth in high-resolution smartphone displays

08/06/2015  While overall smartphone market growth continues to slow, global demand for low temperature polysilicon thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal displays (LTPS TFT LCD) for smartphones is on the rise.




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