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Friday, 01 April 2011 11:48

Samsung starts mass production of transparent LCD panels

Written by Nick Farell

Users can look straight through them
Samsung Electronics has announced that it began mass production of 22-inch transparent LCD panels.

The panels have a contrast ratio of 500:1 with WSXGA+ (1680x1050) resolution. Instead of LCD units that use backlight units (BLUs) and have five per cent transparency, Samsung said its transparent LCD panel boasts a transparency rate of over 20 per cent for the black-and-white type and over 15 per cent for the colour type.

With the high transparency rates, the models enable users to look right through them like glass, Samsung said. The transparent LCD panel consumes 90 percent less electricity because it uses ambient light such as sunlight, which consequently reduces the dependency on electricity for generating power.

Younghwan Park, senior VP of Samsung Electronics LCD Business said that transparent displays will have a wide range of use in all industry areas as an efficient tool for delivering information and communication. (Hm, I want one in my car. sub.ed.)

Nick Farell

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+8 #1 bobjohn9995 2011-04-01 13:00
Omg a transparent tablet? That would be awesome but where do they put the guts of the device?
+5 #2 bbo320 2011-04-01 13:57
I want a curved one on my desktop (like on Avatar).
+6 #3 yourma2000 2011-04-01 17:53
OLED screens will be the best for see through & curved displays
+4 #4 godrilla 2011-04-01 19:08
very kool i did not expect this tech so soon
+5 #5 pogsnet 2011-04-01 22:58
Welcome to the future dude!

Now this is progress...
+5 #6 PorscheRacer14 2011-04-02 00:37
Yeah, they had a few demoed on display at Cebit but of course everyone was looking at the 3D displays. Still, pretty cool. OK, can we now get displays with higher resolutions and 16:10 format?
+5 #7 pogsnet 2011-04-02 01:11
You can use this on your window then transform it to LCD TV anytime you wish then back as window glass if not needed... Cool! Just like in movies.
+7 #8 thaad 2011-04-02 07:28
Wow... with OLED.. the future come true...

But it can cause human vision problem if stare it for long time due to focusing....
-2 #9 ASilver 2011-04-02 16:47
April Fools?
+2 #10 Wolfdale 2011-04-02 18:44
get past 24"and it might get interesting for office applications too (standard paper format is slightly too big for 22"on real scale"

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