Items tagged with Displays

As odd as it may sound, the business relationship between Apple and Samsung is growing stronger by the day and expanding into areas beyond semiconductor chip manufacturing. Apparently Samsung has put together a team of around 200 employees dedicated entirely to building displays for Apple's products, and nothing else.That's according to Bloomberg and the "people with direct knowledge of the matter" that it spoke with. As those unnamed sources tell it, the special team of display makers has been tasked with providing screens for iPad devices and MacBook computers. The team also helps develops new... Read more...
If you own an LG ultrawide display and installed its included split screen software, you should take note. According to a user report, installing this software will disable the User Account Control security feature in Windows without your consent. You're not even bound to notice right away because of its subtlety. Introduced in Windows Vista, UAC is designed to protect users from bad software that could install itself without restriction. Whenever an application is installed to a system folder, UAC will kick in to ask if it was expected. Many consider UAC to be nothing more than a nag, but its... Read more...
Sharp, the maker of Aquos HDTVs and other electronics, is facing some tough choices as begins the restructuring process. One of those choices may be whether to spin off its display business entirely. A Sharp spokesperson has indicated to Reuters that it is considering multiple options and didn’t confirm that a display spinoff is on the horizon. Sharp has denied that a spinoff is a possibility in the past. The company is known to have suffered losses in recent years, however, and multiple reports suggest that a spinoff could be on the table. If Sharp spins off its display business, a Japanese government-backed... Read more...
Back in September at a press event held in Montreal, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announced what he called “one of the most important works NVIDIA has done for computer graphics.” The technology was called G-SYNC. G-SYNC is an end-to-end graphics and display architecture that starts with a Kepler-based GPU and ends with a G-SYNC module within a monitor. To put it simply, what G-SYNC does is keep a display and the output from a Kepler-basd GPU in sync, regardless of frame rates or whether or not V-Sync is enabled. Did we mention that G-SYNC is also compatible with 4K resolutions? It is,... Read more...
Dell refreshed its UltraSharp monitor line with updated models that are better-suited to “color-critical” tasks than previous models. That’s good news for the graphic designers and other creative types, but Dell didn’t forget the rest of us: there’s a new ultra-wide monitor aimed at multi-taskers who want room for all their open windows without a dual-monitor setup. Dell's 30-inch UltraSharp U3014 with PremierColor display. Anyone involved in creating graphic content is a target for Dell’s new UltraSharp with PremierColor line. According to Dell, the colors are... Read more...
In addition to the major system and graphics card announcements ASUS made at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the company was showing off a number of other interesting products as well. We just spent some time with representatives from ASUS at a suite in the Trump Hotel and got to check out some new monitors, motherboards, notebooks, mobile devices, and networking products first hand. One of the most interesting products on display was a new wide-screen monitor dubbed the MX299Q. This 29” display sports a 21:9 ultra-wide aspect ratio and a high-quality IPS panel with... Read more...
Japanese TV maker Sharp is in desperate need of a cash infusion, and it may be getting one from Qualcomm, which is reportedly going to invest as much as $120 million into the company. That would make Qualcomm Sharp's largest share holder, and could save the company from collapse. According to Reuters, Qualcomm will work with Sharp through its Pixtronix subsidiary to design next generation display technologies. The two sides might also collaborate on chipset fabrication. "With this agreement Sharp will accelerate its strategy for growth in small-to-medium-sized LCDs," Sharp said. Qualcomm will provide... Read more...
Purchased a new television lately? Unfortunately for Sharp, most people aren't upgrading their TVs, hence part of the reason why the struggling electronics maker doubled its full-year net loss forecast to $5.6 billion. Speaking to its second quarter financial results, Sharp noted a "worse than expected drop" in LCD TV sales in Japan and China. This caused overall LCD TVs sales to drop "drastically" compared to the same period last year, Sharp said. Sharp used the word "drastic" quite a bit in its financial report, referring to "drastic price drops of products and devices," and the need to institute... Read more...
At the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) 2012 convention in Japan this morning, Sharp gave attendees a glimpse of its new 5-inch Full HD 1080p LCD panels for smartphones. That's right -- while the majority of Ultrabook makers struggle to cram 1080p displays into thin and light laptops, Sharp is getting it done on smartphone-sized screens. Pixel density checks in at an incredible 443 pixels per inch (ppi), beating out the Retina Display on Apple's iPhone 5 model, which measures 4 inches and features a 326 ppi. It's also higher than the Samsung Galaxy S III (4.8 inches, 306 ppi)... Read more...
The television market isn't growing as fast as display makers would like, and as we reported earlier in the month, global TV shipments actually declined for the second consecutive quarter, dropping 8 percent yer-over-over in Q2. That's bad news for companies like Sharp, who have made a living selling TV sets. Enter Intel to save the day, at least as far as Sharp is concerned. Sharp, which is in desperate need of cash, is reportedly getting some from Intel in exchange for supplying liquid crystal display (LCD) panels for Ultrabooks. Unlike the television market, Ultrabooks sales are expected to... Read more...
BenQ is attempting to lead the way in the LED display revolution, having just launched a 24-inch LED widescreen display as well as “the world’s first” 21.5-inch LED widescreen display. Both the V2400 Eco and the V2200 Eco support full HD 1080p and offer an ultra-high dynamic contrast ratio of 5 million:1 for intense blacks and extreme whites. The monitors also promise to use less energy, boasting an Eco mode that uses 30% less power. Both new monitors will be available worldwide eventually, though China will be the first country to get them starting mid-August. BenQ Leads the Charge in LED Revolution... Read more...
NEC announced a new 23-inch desktop display for use in enterprise business environments, education, and government applications. The new MultiSyncEA231WMi is a 16:9 widescreen monitor with several advanced features including an IPS panel, which enables a large viewing angle and excellent image stability. The EA231WMi is NEC’s first desktop display with DisplayPort technology. To help conserve energy, the EA231WMi features a one-touch button for ECO Mode, allowing users to quickly switch between two energy-saving modes and turn off the monitor. The EA231WMi also has a built-in ambient light sensor... Read more...
Samsung announced a new digital photo frame that has 1GB of built in storage and a slim screen depth of less than one inch. The new SPF-87H Photo Frame can store up to 3,000 photos on its internal memory while being powered by a single USB cable. For versatility, the SPF-87H Ultra Slim has a ball hinge design that lets you place the frame in nearly any location. The frame has an 8-inch wide screen with a resolution of 800 x 400 and a 500:1 contrast ratio. In addition to serving as a digital photo frame, the SPF-87H can also be connected to a computer and used as a secondary monitor. The SPF-87H... Read more...
Digital designers and video editors will tell you that one display is often not enough. With so many different tool and palette windows, a single display can get crowded very quickly, leaving little room for the primary workspace. Add some other apps to the equation, such as e-mail and Web browsers, and you can wind up with a desktop drowning in windows. But another full-sized display is not always a practical solution for such users: A second display might represent a prohibitive expense or it simply might not fit on a desk that has limited space. Perhaps even more importantly, many systems... Read more...
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