hmm wrote: »
I would have to check whether I still even own a tie, but I doubt it.
The term IGZO is misused quite a bit. It refers to a material to be substituted in panel design rather than the panel type itself. I'm sure we'll eventually get to read about how Samsung copied that too, as they're likely to make use of the technology at some point. I say that because they hold a license for much of the technology surrounding it.
dasanman69 wrote: »
They're made in Armenia.
wizard69 wrote: »
One can wear a tie without the suit.
Take the A series processors, one tornado can wipe out their source.
Yes it's possible, although I hate wearing a tie. I would prefer the suit with no tie.
Companies like Apple are very happy to see such cross licensing as it avoids having all of ones eggs in one basket. Contrary to whatis often expressed in the forums here, I don't think Apple has some sort of vendetta going on to try to squeeze Samsung out of their supply lines. Rather I see them want dual sources for major components simply from the security standpoint.
Take the A series processors, one tornado can wipe out their source. It is a big risk to not have multiple foundries on line. Same thing goes for displays. Apple doesn't look for multiple sources to give their customers something to bitch about they do so to spread out risk.
I understand the issue of managing risk. We witnessed the same issue a couple years ago with flooding in Thailand. I was having a little fun with the comment. Some of the comments on here paint a narratives and extrapolate in weird ways, including the way they categorize people. Anyway the wiki has some decent references on IGZO. It links to who has licenses and other stuff. The appeal is that it has the potential to be cheaper to implement, and power savings over amorphous silicon should help battery life in mobile devices and possibly help color stability on other devices. Especially with LED backlighting color consistency has always been a big issue due to shifts under heat. I would imagine that lower power native consumption would help with that.
solipsismx wrote: »
Don't you mean Armania?
One can wear a tie with only a collar, and nothing else if you're a cartoon bear.
Didn't something like that happen around 2008 with HDDs which ended up greatly helping Apple?
wizard69 wrote: »
I can get by without the collar. As long as summer is here. ????????
Yes. Apple had transitioned the majority of its machines to SSD, well enough of them that the delays in getting factories back on line didn't impact Apple ass badly as some. In that case flooding in Thailand was the problem. As the A series becomes more and more important I can see Apple demanding that suppliers have geographically isolated production plants. This is likely a factor in the Samsung / Global Foundries tie up.
hill60 wrote: »
SonyEricsson learned that lesson the hard way when a fire in a factory in Texas wiped out supplies of cpu's for their upcoming releases, causing delays which they never recovered from.