Displays Digest | February 22

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In this issue:
• Top 10 LCD manufacturing trends of 2012
• Printed electronics progress: Interview with PARC’s Janos Veres
• FPD manufacturers face 2012 crunch, 2013 rebound
• Large-area TFT LCD panels: Tablets, prices, and 2012 expectations
• Corning sneak-peek at ultra-thin glass for new displays, roll-to-roll fab
• Ferro forms LCD glass polishing materials JV in China
• JSR Micro Taiwan opens LCD materials research lab
• Kodak, Heraeus show ITO alternative in touch screen
• Will Samsung reorganize LCD and AMOLED display units?
• TEL forms organic EL and FPD departments
• eMagin to optimize OLED micro display for Special Ops
• Qualcomm brings color display to Jin Yong e-reader
• 2012 Flexible Electronics & Displays: The future is flexible
• Attend US FPD Smart Displays
• FLEXI, flexible electronics advance award, winners
Top stories
LCD trends, NPD DisplaySearch.
Top 10 LCD manufacturing trends of 2012
Charles Annis, DisplaySearch, shares 10 trends in LCD manufacturing, covering LTPS, IGZO, alignment technologies, metallizations, 2um-res lithograhy on Gen 8, and more.
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Printed electronics progress: Interview with PARC’s Janos Veres
Solid State Technology’s Pete Singer caught up with Janos Veres, area manager for printed electronics in the electronic materials and devices laboratory at PARC.
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FPD trends, NPD DisplaySearch
FPD manufacturers face 2012 crunch, 2013 rebound
While the FPD industry faces severe challenges, long-term supply demand models show a positive future. DisplaySearch, Barclays Capital, and IHS report.
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Large-area TFT LCD panels: Tablets, prices, and 2012 expectations
TFT LCD panel shipments are largely dictated by end markets (tablet PC panels are growing fastest) and panel prices (ongoing erosion), says NPD DisplaySearch.
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Tech news
Corning sneak-peek at ultra-thin glass for new displays, roll-to-roll fab
Corning execs Wendell Weeks and James Flaws share the company's new technologies for displays and other applications, as well as Corning's plan for USD10b in sales.
-Corning, Samsung Mobile Display form OLED glass substrate venture
-Corning, Samsung Corning renew LCD substrates agreements
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Ferro forms LCD glass polishing materials JV in China
Ferro Corporation and Baotou Jin Meng Rare Earth formed a China JV to manufacture and sell cerium oxide-based polishing materials for LCD and electronics cover glass.
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JSR Micro Taiwan opens LCD materials research lab
JSR Corporation began operations at its new Research and Development Facility at JSR Micro Taiwan, which manufactures and sells LCD materials in Taiwan.
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Kodak, Heraeus show ITO alternative in touch screen
Eastman Kodak and Heraeus Precious Metals will demonstrate a 3.5" touchscreen panel for cell phone applications using Kodak HCF-225 Film/ESTAR Base as the transparent conductive component at Flexible Electronics & Displays 2012.
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Business news
Will Samsung reorganize LCD and AMOLED display units?
Samsung Electronics is under rumors about spinning off its LCD manufacturing division, which could lead into a displays business, NPD DisplaySearch shares the impacts.
-Samsung approves LED business absorption
-Apple iPhone 4S steals smartphone show in Q4 2011; Samsung wins the year
-Samsung invests in Cambrios’ ITO alternative
TEL forms organic EL and FPD departments
Tokyo Electron Ltd. (TEL) restructured its organization, creating "Organic EL Division" under GM Takeshi Okubo, as well as other new and consolidating subsidiaries.
eMagin to optimize OLED micro display for Special Ops
eMagin was awarded a USD1.12m SBIR contract from the United States Special Operations Command to optimize its WUXGA OLED micro display for mass production.
Qualcomm brings color display to Jin Yong e-reader
Qualcomm MEMS Technologies and e-reader provider Koobe announced the next-generation Jin Yong Reader uses MEMS display technology for color.
Events news
2012 Flexible Electronics & Displays: The future is flexible
Printed flexible electronics represent the future of sensors, displays, power electronics, and lighting, according to experts the Flexible Electronics & Displays Conference.
Attend US FPD Smart Displays
US FPD Smart Displays Conference: From Emerging to Mainstream will take place in San Diego, CA with speakers from display materials, components, user interfaces, connectivity, content platforms, delivery and display systems, and retail sectors.
FLEXI, flexible electronics advance award, winners
FlexTech Alliance awarded its 2012 FLEXI Awards for flexible, printed electronics and displays industry to PARC and Thin Film Electronics, Western Michigan University, and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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