Paging Han Solo: Researchers find more efficient way to steer laser beams
For many practical applications involving lasers, it's important to be able to control the direction of the laser beams. Just ask Han Solo, or the captain of the Death Star. Researchers from North Carolina State University ...
Samsung 1Q profit falls 30 percent on chips, TVs
(AP) -- Samsung Electronics said first-quarter profit fell 30 percent on declines in memory chip prices and reduced profitability in liquid crystal displays and flat screen televisions.
Sharp annual profit more than quadruples
(AP) -- Sharp said its annual profit more than quadrupled due to brisk demand for liquid crystal display screens but warned the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last month will have a "broad" impact on its business.
Toshiba develops 7.0-inch LTPS TFT LCD panel
Toshiba Mobile Display has developed a 7.0-inch low-temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) for vehicle-mounted and industrial uses that enables multi-touch ...
Samsung 'crossed the line': Apple executive
Apple filed suit against Samsung last week because it had "crossed the line," a top Apple executive said Wednesday, but hopes to maintain a "strong relationship" with the South Korean company.
Apple files suit against Samsung
Apple Inc. has sued Samsung Electronics Co., saying the South Korean company's Galaxy line of smartphones and tablet computers copy Apple's popular iPad and iPhone.
Taiwan's AUO, Japan's Sharp agree to drop lawsuits
Taiwanese flat panel maker AU Optronics Corp. said Friday it had signed a patent agreement with Japanese rival Sharp to dismiss ongoing lawsuits the two firms have filed against each other.
Samsung Electronics suffers fall in 1Q earnings
(AP) -- Samsung Electronics has suffered a sharp fall in first quarter earnings as competition in the tablet computer market and weakness in its liquid crystal display business offset strength in semiconductors.
Scientists produce a crystal that could help unlock the mystery of high-temperature superconductors
MIT scientists have synthesized, for the first time, a crystal they believe to be a two-dimensional quantum spin liquid: a solid material whose atomic spins continue to have motion, even at absolute zero temperature.
Taiwan softens on high-tech investment in China
Taiwan further relaxed controls Tuesday on high-tech investments in China by local firms, allowing makers of flat-panel television screens to export their most advanced technology to the mainland.
Taiwan's AUO files counter-suits against Sharp
Taiwanese flat screen maker AU Optronics Corp said Thursday it had filed patent lawsuits against Sharp, in an escalating battle after the Japanese firm took action targeting AU.
Taiwan to let China firms invest in LCD makers: report
Chinese firms will be allowed to own up to a fifth of Taiwan's flat-screen makers as the island further eases its controls on investments from the mainland, local media reported Monday.
Samsung's 4th-quarter net profit rises 13 percent
(AP) -- Samsung Electronics, the world's largest manufacturer of computer memory chips and flat screen televisions, said net profit rose 13 percent in the fourth quarter amid higher sales of semiconductors ...
Samsung Electronics buys Dutch LCD firm
Samsung Electronics said Thursday it had acquired Liquavista, the pioneer of a new screen technology that the South Korean giant hopes will boost its liquid crystal display (LCD) business.