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Old 11-19-2008, 01:05 PM   #1
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A new forthcoming screen technology

I pick this up on engadget, http://www.engadget.com/2008/11/19/p...ight/#comments.

Here is the blurb -

Power-sipping Funai Dynamic ECD display don't need no backlight
by Darren Murph, posted Nov 19th 2008 at 7:23AM

Got OLED on the brain? What about FED? Holograms suit your fancy? Regardless of how you feel about the world's latest and greatest up-and-coming display technologies, we've got one more that you should probably keep an eye on. Funai has just announced the development of a swank new panel that consumes just 0.16-milliwatts of electricity per square centimeter, or around 1% as much as traditional LCDs. The Dynamic ECD is made of a reflective display that uses color-changing dyes that light up and morph as electricity flows through. In other words, there's no need for a backlight, and it even boasts 80% reflectivity (compared with 50% on reflective LCDs) for easier viewing in broad daylight. The real kicker? It should cost around one-third as much as an LCD to manufacture. Expectations are to have 7- and 14-inch units out in 2009, though ultimately it hopes to completely dominate the mobile phone and e-book market.


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Old 11-19-2008, 01:18 PM   #2
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:39 PM   #3
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Old 11-19-2008, 05:56 PM   #4
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...that light up and...

That would be an impressive feat if true. However neither articles they link to seem to imply this at all.
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:45 AM   #5
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Currently the colour changing dye changes between black and white. It looks interesting, but we won't be seeing it in products until the end of 2009, and given how things slip, probably 2010. By then I expect other display technologies that are out now (e.g. eInk) to have moved on a generation.

Unfortunately, it's not as exciting as it sounds.

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I pick this up on engadget, http://www.engadget.com/2008/11/19/p...ight/#comments.

Here is the blurb -

Power-sipping Funai Dynamic ECD display don't need no backlight
by Darren Murph, posted Nov 19th 2008 at 7:23AM

Got OLED on the brain? What about FED? Holograms suit your fancy? Regardless of how you feel about the world's latest and greatest up-and-coming display technologies, we've got one more that you should probably keep an eye on. Funai has just announced the development of a swank new panel that consumes just 0.16-milliwatts of electricity per square centimeter, or around 1% as much as traditional LCDs. The Dynamic ECD is made of a reflective display that uses color-changing dyes that light up and morph as electricity flows through. In other words, there's no need for a backlight, and it even boasts 80% reflectivity (compared with 50% on reflective LCDs) for easier viewing in broad daylight. The real kicker? It should cost around one-third as much as an LCD to manufacture. Expectations are to have 7- and 14-inch units out in 2009, though ultimately it hopes to completely dominate the mobile phone and e-book market.


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Old 11-20-2008, 10:17 AM   #6
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I merely offered the info for other's consideration. What I find interesting is the cost claim. Of course, who knows how real the claim will be...
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:58 AM   #7
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A lot of times companies put out these sorts of announcements because they're looking for investors. Sometimes it's difficult to know how much of what they promise is realistic versus hype. I tend to treat stuff like this with a fair bit of skepticism until they actually have a product on the market.
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