Samsung Display Opens LCD Plant In China

Samsung Display Opens LCD Plant In China

By Greg Tarr On Oct 29 2013 - 10:33am




Seoul, South Korea — Samsung Display said Monday that it recently established its first LCD display plant outside of Korea, at a new joint venture factory in Suhou, China.

The Samsung Suzhou LCD (SSL) cooperative operation was first established on April 21, 2011, as a joint venture between Samsung, Suzhou Industrial Park and TCL.

Samsung Display has a 60 percent stake in SSL; Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) has a 30 percent stake, and TCL has a 10 percent stake.

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Philips Ends Deal To Sell Business Unit To Funai

Philips Ends Deal To Sell Business Unit To Funai

By Greg Tarr On Oct 28 2013 - 12:35pm




Amsterdam, Netherlands – Philips called off a deal announced in January to sell its Lifestyle Entertainment business unit to Japan’s Funai Electric.

However, Funai subsidiary P&F USA will continue to market the business unit’s products on an exclusive basis in North America under an existing agreement that expires at the end of 2015.

Lifestyle Entertainment products include portable and tabletop home audio products, headphones, portable DVD players and accessories.

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Samsung Sees 26% Q3 Net Profit Rise

Samsung Sees 26% Q3 Net Profit Rise

By Greg Tarr On Oct 25 2013 - 1:42pm




Seoul, South Korea — Spurred mostly by rising mobile handset sales, Samsung posted a record quarter Friday showing third-quarter net profits climbed 26 percent.

Net profits reached to $7.76 billion (10.16 trillion won), and revenue climbed 13.2 percent for the year to 59.08 trillion won in the period.

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VESA Readies Micro-DisplayPort

VESA Readies Micro-DisplayPort

By Greg Tarr On Oct 23 2013 - 2:29pm




Newark, Calif. — The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) said Wednesday that is in the process of defining a micro-DisplayPort connector standard to accommodate connections between ultra-thin devices and up to and beyond today’s Ultra High-Definition-level video displays.

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Sony Pictures, Vudu Add Streaming Extras

Sony Pictures, Vudu Add Streaming Extras

By Greg Tarr On Oct 23 2013 - 9:53am




Culver City, Calif. — Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Vudu, the Walmart-owned video-streaming service, launched Wednesday a new interactive movie-watching experience called Vudu Extras+.

The new service enhancement will offer with select titles interactive extra content, like that packaged with DVD and Blu-ray Disc titles online.

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More Panelists Signed For TWICE/CEA Ultra HD Event

More Panelists Signed For TWICE/CEA Ultra HD Event

By Greg Tarr On Oct 18 2013 - 10:01am




New York – More panelists and companies have signed on for the Ultra HD Conference at CES Unveiled New York, to be held 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Nov. 12, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, here.

The half-day session, coordinated by the editors of TWICE and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), will set the stage for CEA’s annual CES Unveiled program later that afternoon.

Three panel discussions will be offered covering the hardware development, content production and retailing of Ultra HDTV.

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Samsung Unveils Smart Media Player

Samsung Unveils Smart Media Player

By Greg Tarr On Oct 17 2013 - 3:11pm




Ridgefield Park, N.J. - Samsung Electronics said its Samsung Smart Media Player is now available to bring Smart Hub TV apps and services to unconnected TVs.

Samsung model GX-SM530CF, ($149.99 suggested retail), ships with more than 100 Smart Apps including Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, VUDU and YouTube, Samsung said. The Smart Media Player also enables viewers to access cable content without having to pay monthly rental fees associated with a cable box.

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Samsung HQ Returns To Normal After Car Fire

Samsung HQ Returns To Normal After Car Fire

By Steve Smith On Oct 17 2013 - 11:11am




Ridgefield Park, N.J. —Samsung Electronics America’s headquarters, here, was evacuated on Wednesday due to a car fire in the parking garage connected to the building.

In a statement to TWICE this morning a Samsung spokesperson said, “Samsung’s Ridgefield Park office was evacuated yesterday afternoon following the report of a car fire on the outside parking deck. No injuries were reported, and normal business operations have resumed.”

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LG Display Posts Lower Revenue, Higher Profits

LG Display Posts Lower Revenue, Higher Profits

By Steve Smith On Oct 17 2013 - 9:26am




Seoul, Korea – LG Display reported lower revenues, but higher profits in its third quarter ended Sept. 30.

Revenues in the third quarter of 2013 decreased by 13 percent to KRW 6,579 billion from KRW 7,593 billion in the third quarter of 2012.

Net income in the third quarter of 2013 was KRW 239 billion compared with net income of KRW 158 billion in the third quarter of 2012.

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Aereo To Offer Android App Oct. 22

Aereo To Offer Android App Oct. 22

By Greg Tarr On Oct 10 2013 - 11:19am




Long Island City, N.Y. – Aereo, the Cloud-based service that delivers local broadcast TV stations to handheld devices, said Thursday that it will release its first Android app through the Google Play store, on Oct. 22.

The app, which will be released in a public beta, will be available to Aereo members in markets where the service has previously launched – New York, Boston, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Miami, Houston and Dallas.

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