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Samsung throws 10.4b yen lifeline to Sharp in push for OLED technology

Samsung shifts its focus to higher-end televisions. Photo: Bloomberg

The investment by Samsung Electronics in struggling television-maker Sharp signals the South Korean company is accelerating a shift towards higher-end sets using OLED technology as it tries to widen the gap with rival Sony.

Friday, 8 March, 2013, 7:02am

China fines six firms - including LG and Samsung - over LCD price-fixing

LG will have to pay 118 million yuan. Photo: Reuters

China has imposed penalties totalling 353 million yuan (HK$434 million) on six manufacturers of flat panel screens, including Samsung and LG Display, for fixing prices.

5 Jan 2013 - 5:00am

Beijing's global warning against monopolistic behaviour

Beijing's global warning against monopolistic behaviour

The 353 million yuan (HK$439 million) penalty the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) slapped on a price cartel of six Taiwanese and South Korean makers of liquid crystal displays sets a precedent.

It signals Beijing's resolve to act against monopolistic behaviour not just by domestic firms but multinationals as well.

5 Jan 2013 - 7:18am

STAY smart

New technologies are giving birth to a new generation of televisions, still considered to be an integral part of every stylish home. In addition to great resolution, televisions today work seamlessly with technology and the internet to bring the whole family together to get both entertainment and information from the comfort of a sofa.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

Enticing deals

Mission Hills Shenzhen is offering a full-day meeting package for 330 yuan (HK$402) per person. This includes full-day use of conference room and meeting facilities; two refreshment breaks; business lunch; LCD projector and screen; broadband internet service; conference stationery; bottled water; and reception table with floral arrangement.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

TCL Multimedia buys LCD unit

TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings, one of the mainland's biggest television manufacturers, has landed a deal to buy the liquid crystal display module business of TCL Optoelectronics Technology (Huizhou) from its parent firm, TCL Corp.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Acer V203HBMD 20-inch display

Now that you have bought a netbook and are ready to take your work (and fun) anywhere, it doesn't mean you cannot set up a proper work station at home. But to do that you will need to buy an external display because netbooks have small screens that can strain your eyes after long periods of use.

8 May 2009 - 12:00am

AOC F19

There was a time when a large LCD monitor would set you back a few thousand dollars, but how times have changed.

If you are still hesitating as to whether to upgrade your 15-inch LCD to a larger one, you've just run out of excuses. AOC's new F19, a 19-inch LCD, is now available for a groundbreaking HK$999.

30 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Warning over spring-loaded umbrellas

New spring-loaded umbrellas - which expand and collapse with a push of a button - may cause injuries, the Consumer Council warned yesterday.

The council said trying to push the handle into place could cause injuries after recent reports that handles have sprung back and hit people.

17 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Hi res: Hitachi UT TV

If you're looking for a really thin LCD TV look no further than the Hitachi UT (Ultra Thin) Full HD flat-panel LCD television. The company's claim of making the world's thinnest - at 35mm - puts it in the premier league of flat-panel TVs. Not only are they thin, they're light (the 81cm model weighs 10.9kg) and astoundingly aesthetic.

23 May 2008 - 12:00am

Professor pioneers world's first foldable electronic display

A local academic has produced the world's first foldable electronic display - a paper-thin device about one-sixth the thickness of a credit card.

It could prove revolutionary because it uses less power and is cheaper to produce than LCD technology.

3 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Monitor maker eyes 6b yuan in placement

China's BOE Technology Group, a personal computer monitor component maker listed in Shenzhen, said it planned to raise as much as six billion yuan from a private share placement to fund a new production line and repay bank loans.

BOE plans to sell between 300 million and 850 million A shares for at least 5.47 yuan apiece, the company said.

1 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Light entertainment

In black or silver, the i7 compact digital camera from Samsung Electronics gets high marks for design, rivalling those received by Sony's Cybershot DSC-T100 point-and-shoot snapper. But the i7 offers some unique features to engage and entertain a user who travels light.

12 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Who cares what's on TV? It's the box itself that matters

Some say TV is a medium rarely well done. At LG's launch of its Art Design series of LCD television sets, fashion stylist Dorian Ho Kwok-ching would rather that people focus outside the box, as it were. As a man of aesthetics, he thinks nowadays the form is just as important as the content of a television.

2 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

HK$3m worth of LCD monitors stolen

Four raiders, two wielding knives, escaped with nearly HK$3 million worth of LCD monitors from a warehouse in Tsuen Wan yesterday - the second large theft of hi-tech equipment in a week.

24 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

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