Japan's NEC revises up profit forecast
Japanese information technology firm NEC said Friday it has revised its half year forecast from a loss to a healthy net profit, with reports saying demand for iPhones was helping the company.
Reducing the environmental impact: New tools to aid in recycling flat-screen monitors, TVs
(Phys.org)—Millions of flat-screen monitors and television sets will soon become obsolete, posing environmental hazards, and Purdue University researchers are developing tools to help industry efficiently ...
Digital tabletop system with views on demand (w/ Video)
A tabletop system where users can come together and view shared content will be unveiled today. A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, have developed the system aimed at supporting mixed-focus collaborative ...
Scientists discover novel way to 'heal' defects in materials
(Phys.org)—In a paper just published in Nature Materials, a team of researchers that includes William T.M. Irvine, assistant professor in physics at the University of Chicago, has succeeded in creating a defect in the st ...
Chemists find new way to create 'building blocks' for drugs
(Phys.org)—A new way to prepare biaryls – compounds that are essential building blocks in the creation of drugs and many modern materials such as LEDs – using gold as a catalyst is described by researchers ...
Taiwan's AUO to appeal over US price-fixing fine
Taiwan's AU Optronics said Friday it would appeal against a US court decision to fine it $500 million for taking part in what prosecutors called the "most serious price-fixing" case in US history.
Making efficient color filter for display applications
Flat panel displays, mobile phones and many digital devices require thin, efficient and low-cost light-emitters for applications. The pixels that make up the different colors on the display are typically ...
Apple's victory means soul-searching for Samsung
A U.S. jury's $1 billion verdict against Samsung for what rival Apple claimed was the illegal copying of its iPhone and iPad designs signals a turning point for the South Korean electronics giant known for ...
Sharp shares jump on asset sale, investment reports
Sharp Corp. shares jumped on Friday after a frenzy of reports said the troubled Japanese consumer electronics giant would sell key operations -- and court new investment -- as it struggles to survive.
Apple's next iPhone to feature 'slimmer screen'
Apple is expected to unveil a new iPhone later this year with a slimmer screen thanks to updated touch-screen technology, a report said Tuesday.
Physicists almost double light efficiency in LC projectors
Researchers from North Carolina State University and ImagineOptix Corporation have developed new technology to convert unpolarized light into polarized light, which makes projectors that use liquid crystal ...
LG Display to pay $380 mn to settle US lawsuit
LG Display, one of the world's largest flat screen makers, said Friday it had agreed to pay $380 million to settle a US case over alleged price-fixing in the liquid crystal display market.
Asian firms to pay $571 mn more in US LCD case
Three major Asian manufacturers have agreed to pay fines of $571 million to US states as part of the ongoing case on price-fixing of LCD displays for electronic devices, officials said Thursday.
Japan's Sharp, Hon Hai to make China smartphones: reports
Japanese electronics firm Sharp will expand ties with its Taiwan-based partner Hon Hai Precision, including plans to jointly tap China's smartphone market, reports said Friday.