LG bets on OLED screens, possibly for iPhones, with new $8.67B factory

Rubric: LG | 27 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
LG bets on OLED screens, possibly for iPhones, with new $8.67B factory

LG Display plans new OLED factory. Apple is set to start using brand new screen technology beginning with its iPhone 8, according to reports, probably bringing huge new improvements in battery life. Seoul: Apple supplier LG Display will spend more than 10 trillion won ($8.7 billion) on building a new plant and expanding production of a newer type of display that can be used to cut power use, make thinner devices and show brighter colours. That will probably be the year that Apple launches the iPhone 8, if it sticks with its pattern of launching a full new phone every other year and an “S” model inbetween. The factory will produce organic light-emitting diode displays for larger TVs, smartwatches ...

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LG bets $8.7 billion you’ll want a TV with rich OLED colors

Rubric: LG | 27 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
LG bets $8.7 billion you’ll want a TV with rich OLED colors

LG Display plans new OLED factory. Seoul: Apple supplier LG Display will spend more than 10 trillion won ($8.7 billion) on building a new plant and expanding production of a newer type of display that can be used to cut power use, make thinner devices and show brighter colours. The factory will produce organic light-emitting diode displays for larger TVs, smartwatches and automotive displays and is targeted to start in the first half of 2018, Seoul-based LG Display said on Friday. Apple plans to adopt OLED for iPhones from 2018, the Nikkei newspaper reported Thursday without attribution. “Today’s announcement implies that the potential timing of Apple’s adoption of OLED screens is ...

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LG’s new $8.7 billion OLED plant may be anticipating new iPhones

Rubric: LG | 27 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
LG’s new $8.7 billion OLED plant may be anticipating new iPhones

Face it: You can’t beat Apple. So, you might as well join them. After showing off a range of OLED TVs at this year’s CES, LG reaffirmed its commitment to OLED technology again today — LG Display will spend more than 10 trillion won ($8.71 billion) to build a factory that will produce OLED panels in the South Korean city of Paju, to open in the first half of 2018.Minebea Co. led declines by Japanese suppliers of components for the iPhone after a report said Apple Inc. will shift to organic light-emitting diode screens from 2018. Not only were its products everywhere—televisions, video game consoles, cameras, headphones, watches—but owning a Sony device was a status symbol. Shares ...

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LG’s spending billions to make more OLED things

Rubric: LG | 27 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
LG’s spending billions to make more OLED things

Face it: You can’t beat Apple. So, you might as well join them. South Korea’s LG Display said it will invest more than 10 trillion won ($8.71 billion) to build a large plant to make panels using organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels, raising its big bet on the ultra-clear display technology. Not only were its products everywhere—televisions, video game consoles, cameras, headphones, watches—but owning a Sony device was a status symbol. Shares of Minebea, which supplies backlights for liquid crystal displays currently in use, plunged 7.5 percent in Tokyo trading, the biggest drop since May 2013. Japan’s Nikkei Asian Review reported without identifying sources that LG Display ...

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LG’s spending billions to make more OLED things

Rubric: LG | 27 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
LG’s spending billions to make more OLED things

Face it: You can’t beat Apple. So, you might as well join them. South Korea’s LG Display said it will invest more than 10 trillion won ($8.71 billion) to build a large plant to make panels using organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels, raising its big bet on the ultra-clear display technology. Not only were its products everywhere—televisions, video game consoles, cameras, headphones, watches—but owning a Sony device was a status symbol. Shares of Minebea, which supplies backlights for liquid crystal displays currently in use, plunged 7.5 percent in Tokyo trading, the biggest drop since May 2013. Japan’s Nikkei Asian Review reported without identifying sources that LG Display ...

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LG Display to Spend About $8.7 Billion at New OLED Factory

Rubric: LG | 27 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
LG Display to Spend About $8.7 Billion at New OLED Factory

Face it: You can’t beat Apple. So, you might as well join them. South Korea’s LG Display said it will invest more than 10 trillion won ($8.71 billion) to build a large plant to make panels using organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels, raising its big bet on the ultra-clear display technology. Not only were its products everywhere—televisions, video game consoles, cameras, headphones, watches—but owning a Sony device was a status symbol. Shares of Minebea, which supplies backlights for liquid crystal displays currently in use, plunged 7.5 percent in Tokyo trading, the biggest drop since May 2013. Japan’s Nikkei Asian Review reported without identifying sources that LG Display ...

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LG pulls the plug on its smartwatch six days after launch

Rubric: LG | 21 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
LG pulls the plug on its smartwatch six days after launch

LG pulls the plug on its smartwatch six days after launch. The smartwatch was on full sale for around six days before LG pulled the plug, stating there was a problem which affected the “day-to-day functionality of the device”. After further investigation, the decision was made to cancel the rollout of the Urbane 2nd Edition LTE due to the complicated nature of the issue,” LG said in a statement issued to Android Police. “Whether the device will be available in the future will be decided at a later time. For now, our top priority is to ensure that only products that meet our very specific quality standards are available for purchase.” The second edition of the Watch ...

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LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition’s cancellation: details on a tragedy

Rubric: LG | 21 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition’s cancellation: details on a tragedy

LG pulls the plug on its smartwatch six days after launch. The smartwatch was on full sale for around six days before LG pulled the plug, stating there was a problem which affected the “day-to-day functionality of the device”. After further investigation, the decision was made to cancel the rollout of the Urbane 2nd Edition LTE due to the complicated nature of the issue,” LG said in a statement issued to Android Police. “Whether the device will be available in the future will be decided at a later time. For now, our top priority is to ensure that only products that meet our very specific quality standards are available for purchase.” The second edition of the Watch ...

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LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition Canceled Over ‘Quality Issue’

Rubric: LG | 20 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition Canceled Over ‘Quality Issue’

LG Urbane 2, The First Android Wear Smartwatch With Cellular, Pulled From Stores. Last week we brought you news that the first Android Wear smartwatch with access to cellular data — read: doesn’t need to be paired with a smartphone — was on its way to the U.S. market, but now we are dialing down that enthusiasm after the device was pulled due to apparent issues. The watch in question is the LG Urbane 2nd Edition LTE, which went on sale in the U.S. via AT&T last week and was due to come to Verizon on November 20. It’s all change, however, after LG yanked it from stores due to “a hardware issue which affects the day-to-day functionality of the device,” according to a 9to5Google ...

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LG cancels smartwatch after just six days on the market

Rubric: LG | 20 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
LG cancels smartwatch after just six days on the market

LG Urbane 2, The First Android Wear Smartwatch With Cellular, Pulled From Stores. Last week we brought you news that the first Android Wear smartwatch with access to cellular data — read: doesn’t need to be paired with a smartphone — was on its way to the U.S. market, but now we are dialing down that enthusiasm after the device was pulled due to apparent issues. The watch in question is the LG Urbane 2nd Edition LTE, which went on sale in the U.S. via AT&T last week and was due to come to Verizon on November 20. It’s all change, however, after LG yanked it from stores due to “a hardware issue which affects the day-to-day functionality of the device,” according to a 9to5Google ...

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