Samsung says 2nd-quarter operating profit fell
(AP) -- Samsung Electronics' profitability slumped in the second quarter as strong performance in fast-growing smartphones could not overcome weakness in liquid crystal displays.
New test puts the squeeze on horseshoe crabs
If new technology under development proves out, horseshoe crabs will have to undergo fewer blood donations.
Taiwan agrees AUO $800 mn China investment
Taiwan on Wednesday gave the green light for a project by leading flat-panel maker AU Optronics to spend nearly $800 million on a stake in a Chinese firm, officials said.
Under pressure, sodium and hydrogen could undergo a metamorphosis, emerging as a superconductor
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the search for superconductors, finding ways to compress hydrogen into a metal has been a point of focus ever since scientists predicted many years ago that electricity would flow, uninhibited, through ...
Liquid crystal droplets discovered to be exquisitely sensitive to an important bacterial lipid
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the computer displays of medical equipment in hospitals and clinics, liquid crystal technologies have already found a major role. But a discovery reported from the University of Wisconsin-Madison ...
'Kinks' in tiny chains reveal Brownian rotation
(PhysOrg.com) -- Rice University researchers have created a method to measure the axial rotation of tiny rods. The technique detailed in a paper by Sibani Lisa Biswal and her colleagues appears this month ...
The worlds smallest 3D HD display
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.