Apple Launches iPhone 12 with Some Surprises

October 16, 2020

While the launch of the iPhone 12 was far from secret, Apple still managed to surprise with some of the attributes of the iPhone 12. Our latest understanding of their product specs are shown below along with some of the surprises.
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Display Technology

Jade Bird Display Starts Mass Production of 0.13” MicroLED Display

October 12, 2020

Jade Bird Display (JBD) has confirmed the availability of its 0.13” (3.3 mm) microLED display with a 4 μm pixel pitch. The JBD4UM480P display series will be released in November in monochrome red, green and blue. Featuring a resolution of 640×480 and a luminance of 0.2 M nits, 2 M nits, and 0.15 M nits for red, green, and blue, respectively, JBD claims the world’s smallest and brightest VGA display panel ever made. The size and resolution translate to 6,154 dpi, although the company did not specify an exact value.
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My Experience with the Galaxy Z Flip

October 5, 2020

I recently saw the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip available for $500 off or $880 at B&H 2 weeks ago and decided to buy it. Prior to the Z Flip, I have been using an iPhone 8. So, the Z Flip represented many firsts for me.
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OLED Utilization Ramps Up in 2H

October 5, 2020

The combination of normal seasonality and pandemic-induced weakness in the smartphone market had utilization (UT) rates at OLED fabs at low levels in the first half of 2020. UTs rebounded in Q3 and are expected to continue high in Q4, according to the latest update to DSCC’s Quarterly OLED and Mobile LCD Fab Utilization Report released this week. The report details monthly capacity and utilization for OLED lines and LTPS LCD lines, with capability to sort by parameters such as country, substrate type, supplier, form factor and TFT generation.
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Display Equipment

BOE Acquiring CEC Panda Fabs in Nanjing and Chengdu

September 28, 2020

BOE Technology Group, Ltd (BOE) announced this week the proposed acquisition of majority stakes in two of the four CEC Panda LCD fabs in China, the Gen 8.5 fab in Nanjing and the Gen 8.6 fab in Chengdu. While no specific transfer price was stated, a minimum price for each fab was described. While some uncertainty remains because the transactions will still need approval from BOE shareholders, this is the most complete description thus far for the sale of CEC Panda assets, and it looks likely to proceed.
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BOE Bounces Back from COVID in Q2 to Finish Strong First Half

September 1, 2020

BOE Technologies, Inc (BOE) issued its 2020 Interim Report this week with financial results for the first half of 2020. Revenues, which had declined in Q1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, bounced back to set a record in Q2. While much of the flat panel display industry has suffered losses before and during the pandemic, BOE posted profits, and the company has posted a profit in every quarter since Q2 2016.
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