Researchers add another tool in their directed-assembly toolkit
(Phys.org) —An interdisciplinary team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has already developed a technique for controlling liquid crystals by means of physical templates and elastic energy, rather ...
What your candles and TV screen have in common
The next time you light a candle and switch on your television ready for a relaxing evening at home, just think. These two vastly different products have much more in common than you might imagine.
Taiwan to approve three billion dollar China plant: report
Taiwan's Premier Wu Den-yih has confirmed that a landmark China-bound investment project worth three billion US dollars has passed much of the government screening procedure, local media reported Sunday.
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.
Toshiba Develops Optically Compensated Bend Liquid Crystal Panel for 3D Glasses
Toshiba Mobile Display has developed an OCB (Optically Compensated Bend) liquid crystal display panel for 3D glasses suitable for watching 3D television, enjoying 3D movies, or playing 3D games.
Researchers develop molecular switch that changes liquid crystal colors
Dartmouth researchers have developed a molecular switch that changes a liquid crystal's readout color based on a chemical input. This new development may open the way for using liquid crystals in detecting harmful gases, ...
Spotting evidence of directed percolation
A team of physicists has, for the first time, seen convincing experimental evidence for directed percolation, a phenomenon that turns up in computer models of the ways diseases spread through a population ...
Samsung aims to quadruple LED-backlit TV sales
South Korea's Samsung Electronics on Sunday said it aimed to quadruple its sales of LED-backlit flat panel televisions to 10 million units this year.
EU slaps huge fine on South Korea, Taiwan LCD cartel
The European Commission has imposed 649 million euros in fines on South Korean and Taiwanese electronics firms for secretly fixing prices of LCD flat screens for Europe's TVs and computers.
Samsung 3Q profit slides 23 percent
(AP) -- Samsung Electronics said quarterly profit slid 23 percent as weaker demand for flat panels and computer chips offset booming smartphone sales that were estimated to have surpassed those of industry ...
China buys flat screens worth 5 bln dollars from Taiwan
A huge Chinese delegation flew to Taipei Monday to seal 5.3 billion US dollars worth of contracts to buy flat screens, an official said.
Japan's Toshiba almost trebles first-half earnings forecast
Japanese electronics giant Toshiba on Thursday almost trebled its profit projections for the first half, thanks to strong sales of semiconductors and liquid crystal displays.
Taiwan tech giant says EU price-fixing fine 'unfair'
Taiwanese IT firm Hon Hai Precision said Friday a huge fine imposed by the European Commission on its affiliate Chimei Innolux Corporation for price-fixing was "unfair" and "too high". ...
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.