Scientists have found evidence of the long-suspected phenomenon that tiny electrical currents are produced when molecules interact with metal surfaces.
Samsung Electronics has completed the development of a 40-inch TFT-LCD.
Philips Semiconductors and Frontier Design have announced the formation of a new company called Adelante Technologies.
Hybrid Electronics and Persistent Vision have developed a technology for producing consistent intensity and colour pixels.
Toshiba is establishing a joint venture to manufacture low temperature polysilicon LCD (liquid crystal display) panels in Tampines, Singapore. The joint venture company was incorporated in March with production of panels scheduled to start in July 2002. Production capacity is expected to be 55,000 730 x 920 mm glass substrates per month by 2003.
Matsushita Electric Company (Aust) Pty Ltd has unveiled its plans to produce lead free soldered printed circuit boards for its locally produced television sets.
DRS Technologies has received new orders to produce rugged flat panel displays for the upgrade of the FFG-7 Oliver Hazard Perry class frigates of the Australian Navy.