Taiwan LCD panel makers eying twisted nematic technology to lower TV panel costs

Several Taiwan-based panel makers are planning to roll out new TV panels for the entry-level segment based on twisted nematic (TN) technology in the second half of this year, with the goal of boosting demand in developing markets for 30"-and-under TV panels, sources said.

Notebook makers see demand pick up after CPU price cuts

Compal Electronics and Wistron posted on-month revenue growth in June, following sequential slides for two consecutive months.

Mouse potatoes and googling go mainstream

Mouse potatoes joined couch potatoes, google officially became a verb and drama queens finally found the limelight on Thursday when they crossed over from popular culture to mainstream English language.

Prices for 17" LCD panels stabilize in H1 July

The average selling price (ASP) of 17" LCD-monitor panels has stabilized during the first half of July, while prices for LCD-TV panels have continued to decline during the period, according to WitsView Technology.

Konica Minolta claims OLED breakthrough

Konica Minolta has developed an OLED (organic light-emitting diode) device with a brightness of 1,000 cd/m2 and an expected lifetime of about 10,000 hours.

Europe warms to OpenDocument format

OpenDocument Format initiatives in Belgium, France, and Denmark indicate growing support for the for office productivity application format standard, according to the ODF Alliance.

Shuttle's foam crack could delay launch

NASA inspectors have found a small crack in the foam insulation of the space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank, prompting mission managers to discuss whether to press ahead with Tuesday's third launch attempt or stand down for repairs.

LEDs in notebook applications not to come until Q2 2007

Taiwan LED packaging firms Everlight Electronics and Unity Opto Technology project that LEDs for notebook backlighting won't be see serious adoption until the second quarter of 2007 due to the current higher costs of production.

Tight supply for 17" LCD monitor panels by mid-August - sources

The supply of 17" LCD monitor panels is expected to become tight during the middle of August at the soonest, according to industry sources.