Sharp exec says the company has finally received orders for their IGZO displays

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When it comes to displays, there are only four companies you should care about: Sharp, Samsung, LG, and Japan Display Incorporated. The last one, known as JDI for short, is actually a joint venture made up of Sony, Hitachi, and Toshiba. These four companies each have their own distint innovations. Samsung for example, they’re known for AMOLED. JDI, they’re making ultra high resolution LCD panels. LG is seen as being one of Apple’s largest supplier. And then there’s Sharp.

HTC’s CEO is absolutely furious at what the media is saying about the Apple deal

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HTC’s CEO, Peter Chou, told reporters at a press event in Tokyo that he’s absolutely furious with how the media handled the news of their agreement with Apple. Shortly after the deal between the two companies was announced, rumors started circulating that HTC would have to pay Apple anywhere between $6 and $8 per Android handset shipped. Chou says those numbers are “outrageous” and that the rumors are “baseless”.

Google set to compete with Apple’s AirPlay and Microsoft’s SmartGlass

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Getting what you see on your phone to show up on your television has been something that companies have been trying to do for years. Nokia used to make smartphones with special headphone jacks that could pump out video over the now ancient yellow, red, and white cables that we all remember from our childhood. Then companies jumped on board the whole DLNA thing, but it was ridiculously complicated to configure, so only the nerdiest of nerds got it to actually work.

Nexus 7 shipments to top 5 million by the end of the year, says DigiTimes

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Google’s Nexus 7 is a product that’s received a ton of praise from the Android community, and it looks the mainstream is definitely taking notice. According to DigiTimes, who isn’t the most reliable source of information, but still manages to get quite a few number of things right, they say that shipments of the Nexus 7 are going to top 5 million units by the end of the year.

Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6630: This new GPU is 60x faster than anything currently on the market

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Imagination Technologies is a company that specializes in making graphics processors. They’re kind of like ARM, by that we mean they design processors that other companies then license and put on their chips. Take the chips that power Apple’s iOS devices for example, they all use GPUs from Imagination Technologies. Late last week, the company announced their latest creation, the PowerVR G6630. It’s the fastest GPU they’ve ever designed.