Using the two company's joint venture, Philips Electronics and LG Electronics plan to expand capacity of LCD panels and large-screen desktop monitors. Production will begin in the first half of 2003.
Scientists from Philips have fabricated flat panel displays through simple coating techniques similar to painting. Philips claims that this makes displays cheaper, thinner and provides great design freedom.
Maple Systems has released its latest generation of graphic touchscreen operator interfaces. The HMI900 series is available in 22.5 cm black/amber EL together with 25 and 30 cm 256-colour TFT touchscreens. All feature the latest in Microcell technology for exceptional graphics clarity and touch accuracy.
Looking to cut biodetector size and cost, Washington State University researchers have applied microprinting to the design of lab-on-a-chip systems.
Worldwide workstation shipments totalled 1.4 million in 2001, an 11% decline from 2000, according to preliminary results from Dataquest Inc., a unit of Gartner.
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.