Samsung Acquires Liquavista
Samsung announced that it acquired a company called Liquavista for an undisclosed sum at the end of December 2010. Liquavista, formerly a part of Philips, creates display for mobile devices and has developed a display technology called electrowetting. Electrowetting is specifically intended for devices such as mobile phones, ereaders and other mobile electronics. Electrowetting displays offer twice the brightness of current LCDs and consume just 10% of the power. Samsung will be able to modify its current LCD production facilities to produce eletrowetting displays instead. Samsung believes the addition of Liquavista will help it offer better displays for its line of mobile devices.
LG Display Shows Off 5.5-Inch Quad HD Screen
LG Display today announced that its 5.5-inch quad HD display is ready for the company's "forthcoming flagship smartphone," which it says will be released during the first half of the year. LG has scheduled a global press event on May 27, which is when it is expected to reveal the G3 smartphone.
Samsung Aiming for 11K Phone Displays
Samsung Display has started working on a mobile phone display that is over four times sharper than today's highest-resolution (quad-HD) displays. The new display would have a pixel density of 2,250 ppi (pixels per inch), compared to just over 500 ppi for today's quad-HD displays.
New Tech Promises Dense, Efficient, Flexible Displays
A team at Oxford University has discovered a new type of display technology that consists of a simple thin film of phase-change material (PCM) between two thin films of transparent electrodes. The three layers can be applied to very thin, flexible Mylar sheets, creating a flexible display.
LG Display to Step Up OLED Production
LG Display plans to invest $396 million to improve its ability to manufacture flexible OLED displays and OLED lighting panels. The company will sink about $272 million into an existing facility in order to boost production capacity, and about $123 million to build a new production line dedicated to OLED lighting.
LG Display to Invest More In OLED Technology
LG Display today said it plans to invest about $8.5 billion in OLED displays for television sets, smartphones, and wearables. The company wants to boost its capabilities with the technology to stay ahead of the adoption curve as OLED becomes more mainstream.