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LCD Screen Suppliers

HP, Dell, Viewsonic, MAG....etc don't make their own LCD screens for their desktop monitors, any idea (short of taking a screw driver to the back of the monitor) to find out who does? I know who the big suppliers are, but any way to find out who supplies who?

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I'm suspecting this changes to rapidly

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to get it down on paper.

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Where it all starts.

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The biggest makers at the top of the food chain is Applied Materials for their LCD production gear and Owens Corning that makes quite a few.

http://finance.yahoo.com/q/pr?s=GLW writes "The Display Technologies segment manufactures glass substrates for active matrix liquid crystal displays (LCDs) that are used primarily in notebook computers, flat panel desktop monitors, and LCD televisions"

http://finance.yahoo.com/q/pr?s=amat writes "The Fab Solutions segment offers products and services designed to improve the performance and productivity and reduce the environmental impact of the fab operations of semiconductor, LCD, and..."

So these companies are where it all begins.
Bob

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panel type is more important and panel supplier

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big manufacturers buy on the "spot market" and go for the best price at the time. like steve said, the provider will usually change every 3 months (if not shorter).

au optronics, samsung, and lg make the most panels and offer panels using the latest tech: PVA (Patterned Vertical Alignment), and IPS (In-Plane Switching) panels. the 'big 3' and most chinese vendors also use panels using the older and less expensive TN (Twisted Nematic) tech which generally have narrow viewing angles and noticeable off-center color shifts.

take a look at the links on this page: http://www.anandtech.com/displays/showdoc.aspx?i=3221&p=5
the HP w2207 and HP w2408 use a TN panel whie the HP LP3065 uses a S-PVA panel.

likewise, the Samsung 2493HM model in this roundup uses a TN panel and suffers in the comparison:
http://www.anandtech.com/displays/showdoc.aspx?i=3221&p=5

generally speaking, if a vendor offers multiple monitors of the same size at greatly varying prices, the cheapest will use a TN panel while the higher end units use PVA or IPS.

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