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Maxdata ships new 17" Belinea Future Class 101730 LCD monitor

Sony to offer its CCDs to the mobile market

Maxdata ships new 17" Belinea Future Class 101730 LCD monitor

Maxdata announced shipments of new 17" Belinea 101730 LCD monitor of the Future Class series.

Belinea 101730 is called to replace Belinea 101720. It features 17" (43.18cm) 1280x1024 Samsung matrix with 0.27mm pixel pitch and 5/20ms response time, 350:1 contrast and 250cd/m², 140° vertical and 120° horizontal viewing angle. The monitor provides a wide range of orientation settings, including left/right swivel by up to 45°, back/forward tilt, and screen lift.

The model has stereo speakers (2x1W) in the base, analog and DVI-D inputs. The energy consumption makes 40W, dimensions are 377.5x382x221 mm, border width – 19 mm, weight – 6.7 kg w/o package.

Sony to offer its CCDs to the mobile market

According to Nihon Keizai Shimbun, in the nearest future Sony plans to launch the production of CCDs for cellular phone digital cameras. Until now Sony, having about 60% of the global CCD market, has been shipping matrices for digital photo and video cameras. Sanyo Electric and Sharp remain the largest cellular CCD suppliers controlling about 80% of Japanese digital photo-enabled mobile handsets. Resolutions of most CCDs in this market hasn’t exceeded 310,000 pixels. Sony plans to offer a new standard for defining about 1mp resolutions.

In Spring Sony Semiconductor Kyushu will ship 1mp CCDs for mobile handsets. The initial output of Kumamoto Technology Center facility is expected to make about 100,000 units per month.

According to Japanese press, the mobile market currently experiences a real boom, about 30% of handsets feature digital cameras and CCD demand grows with time. So, Sony appeared in due time in the right place. Company investments of 25 billion yens are expected to make total mobile, digital photo, and video camera CCD production volumes grow from the current 4.6 million to 7.2 million.

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