New Asustek 12.1-inch notebook to feature white LED display from Everlight

While Asustek and Everlight have been tight lipped about it, Digitimes states a Chinese newspaper is reporting that Asustek will start offering a new 12.1-inch notebook that utilizes Everlight's white LED display technology.  The report also states that sales of the new notebook may start as early as next month.  Sony, Fujitsu and Toshiba all offer notebooks with white LED displays, making Asustek the fourth major reseller to sign on.

In addition to Asustek, Everlight is currently in product verifications for panel backlight-use white LEDs with two unspecified notebook makers, with notebook display sizes ranging from 12.1-inch to 15.1-inch widescreen, industry sources hinted. Everlight should continue to lead Taiwan LED specialists in net earnings per share (EPS) this year and in 2006, respectively, with NT$4.68 and NT$8, according to the sources.