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Samsung 1Q profit falls 30 percent on chips, TVs

Samsung Electronics said first-quarter profit fell 30 percent on declines in memory chip prices and reduced profitability in liquid crystal displays and flat screen televisions. Full story

Gather around the nanotubes for TV of future

In a few years, when people ask, "What's on the tube tonight?" they might be making an unintentional pun. That's because researchers have created a new transistor based on carbon nanotubes that could soon light up televisions and other screens. Full story

Corning 1Q earns slip, revenue surges

Specialty glass maker Corning Inc. said Wednesday its first-quarter profit fell 8 percent, largely because of a higher tax rate. But its revenue surged 24 percent on robust sales of glass for flat-screen televisions, computers and mobile devices. Full story

Sharp annual profit more than quadruples

Sharp's annual profit has more than quarupled due to brisk demand for liquid crystal display screens used for game consoles, tablet computer and smartphones. Full story

Sharp stops making big LCD panels after quake

Sharp Corp. has suspended domestic production of large-sized LCD panels because of a shortfall of industrial gas after a massive earthquake and tsunami. Full story

Samsung Electronics suffers fall in 1Q earnings

Samsung Electronics has suffered a sharp fall in first quarter earnings, hit by weakness in its liquid crystal display business and price competition in tablet computers. Full story

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