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Did Apple's Tim Cook visit LG last month?

It seems that last month, Tim Cook, Apple's Chief Operating Officer, visited LG Display, the large manufacturer of LCD screens that has its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea. The company could be the supplier of the display of the new iPhone 4G. Cook would meet with the biggest LG executives and visit the Paju production plants in the Gyeonggi province, at least according to the Maeil Economic Daily.

LG supplies Apple with the 9.7-inch LED multitouch backlit displays used in the iPad, able to take advantage of IPS (In-Plane Switching) technology and with a very wide viewing angle (178) thanks to which it is possible to obtain images and colors from the excellent contrast in whatever way the appliance stands. According to many rumors, the new iPhone could mount a renewed screen, with doubled resolution, better viewing angle, in addition to integrating technology that can increase battery life.

LG Display recently announced a partnership with two Taiwanese companies: Everlight Electronics and Amtran Technology to start a $ 30 million joint venture in Suzhou, Jiangsu province of China.

The lack of key components (particular LED technologies) for the realization of backlit LCD panels has prompted the company to seek new alliances to face the increase in global demand for this type of device. Everlight Electronics one of the world's largest manufacturers of LED Packaging technology; Amtran Technology, on the other hand, produces flat screen displays for monitors and TVs.

(By Mauro Notarianni)