Tuesday, April 7, 2009

EINK Production,

EINK screen production ramps up

Taiwan-based Prime View International (PVI) has shifted over half of the LCD module (LCM) capacity at its Yangzhou plant in China to produce electrophoretic display (EPD) modules to meet increasing demand for electronic reading devices, according to company chairman Scott Liu.

PVI's Yanzhou plant has a monthly capacity of 1.6 million units for LCMs, but the company is stepping up its EPD production amid sluggish demand for LCD panel, market sources noted.

Source: digitimes.com

Challenges to Google/AAP/Author's Guild Lawsuit

With May 5 the deadline for filing objections to Google’s settlement with the AAP and the Authors Guild, the consumer advocacy group Consumer Watchdog has sent a letter to the Justice Department asking the department to delay the settlement, which still needs court approval. The letter cites two objections to the agreement: a so-called “most favored nation” clause and the mechanism to deal with orphan works. The group maintains that because the settlement was negotiated between Google and the AAP/authors, there was no one representing the public interest in what Consumer Watchdog calls an agreement that will transform publishing.

Source: PublishersWeekly

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