7 LCD Panel Manufactures Agree to Pay $553M for Price Fixing

Seven LCD panel manufacturers, including heavy-hitters such as Samsung, Sharp, and Hitachi, have reached a settlement that will see them paying out $553 million in response to price fixing allegations made in class action lawsuits brought by eight state attorney generals. The companies allegedly conspired to keep panel prices inflated from 1999 to 2006 with monthly meetings among executives to […]

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Sony Ends LCD Joint Venture with Samsung

Sony TV

Sony has not been shy about talking about the financial difficulties their storied television business has faced in recent years. The prescription has included a restructuring of the TV arm of the company and a critical reexamination of the various agreements that the company has entered into over the years, many of which have been financially disadvantageous for Sony. The […]

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CES Preview: Samsung and Sony Preparing for the Future of TV

CES 2012

CES is getting ever closer and consumer electronics manufacturers are starting to ramp up the PR machines. Sony and Samsung are both planning on highlighting their television divisions at CES 2012, and you can be sure that there will be a lot of talk about “connected” and “smart” TVs, and integrating “services” and “Internet access”. Evidently Sony is planning on […]

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Samsung and YouTube Team Up in 3D

YouTube on TV

I was not aware that YouTube had 3D videos, but evidently the folks at Samsung were as they have launched a new app for their Smart TV platform called “YouTube on TV” specifically for YouTube’s 3D content. Now, to be fair, it sounds like Samsung had the inside scoop on YouTube’s 3D library because the two companies were talking up […]

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Samsung and Google Taking the Slow Approach to Google TV

Samsung Google TV

Sony and Logitech were Google’s hardware launch partners for Google TV, but there were other companies looking at building their own hardware. One such company was Samsung, who even showed off a couple of early devices at CES 2011. Google wasn’t too keen on CE manufacturers showing their Google TV offerings last January and evidently Samsung wasn’t too keen on […]

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Samsung, RealD Partnership Falls Apart

Samsung and Reald

Samsung and RealD are splitsville. Samsung and RealD were showing off their RDZ technology at CES this year and officially announced a manufacturing partnership back in May. The idea behind RDZ or ZScreen was that that TV viewers could use passive glasses because the active shutter element would be built into the LCD screen itself, all without compromising 2D performance. […]

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Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and XPAND 3D Join Forces in ‘Full HD 3D Glasses Initiative’

  Panasonic Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Sony Corporation and X6D Limited (XPAND 3D) today announced their intent to collaborate on the development of a new technology standard for consumer 3D active glasses, under the name, “Full HD 3D Glasses Initiative.” With this new agreement, the companies intend to work together on the development and licensing of radio frequency (RF) […]

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