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Tadashi Uno

About Tadashi Uno

Tadashi is the Director, Materials and Components Market Research for DisplaySearch. He is focused on components and materials used in TFT LCD manufacturing.
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Touch Cost is Key to Understanding Adoption

While the projected capacitive approach dominates touch modules, there are many different sensor structures used to implement it. Touch and display makers are pushing for better touch and optical performance, thinner and lighter modules, and lower cost. The different sensor structures being developed reflect this struggle.  Continue Reading

China Increasing LCD Glass Import Duty in 2014

China’s Ministry of Finance has announced that import duties for Gen 6 and smaller LCD glass substrates will increase from 4% to 6% in 2014, while duties for Gen 7 and larger will remain at 4%. As far as we know, import duties on aluminosilicate cover glass will also remain unchanged, at 3%. Continue Reading

Glass Makers Promote High-Performance Products at FPDI

As previously reported, FPD international 2011 in Yokohama had fewer FPD exhibits this year; also lacking were exhibits for major components like color filters, polarizers, and backlight units.

However, glass makers had a strong presence. Corning got a lot of attention for its Lotus announcement, but other glass makers showed new technology as well. There were several advancements in cover glass, high performance substrates, and thin glass.
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