IBM maakt vandaag bekend dat zij 's werelds scherpste monitor heeft geleverd aan het U.S. Department of Energy. Deze 22" monitor heeft 200 pixels per inch en een totaal van 9 miljoen pixels. Geschat wordt dat deze monitor pas in 2010 geschikt is voor massaproductie. Tot die tijd moeten we het dus nog met onze huidige beeldschermen doen die zo'n 12 keer minder scherp zijn.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California is the first customer, and IBM plans to ship to other customers in 2001. It also plans to license the patented technologies to other manufacturers.
[...] Use of such displays is wide-ranging, encompassing any field that requires high resolution images -- telemedicine, weather forecasting, publishing, graphic design, product development, satellite mapping and more. The technology could make its way into displays for laptops, desktops, handhelds and other computing devices.
"When IBM showed a prototype of this technology in 1998, many in the industry predicted this display wouldn't be ready for mass production until at least 2010," said Ross Young, president of Display Search, a display market research firm in Austin. "The technology can change the way computers are used in a wide range of areas where extremely high-resolution images are required, and I am impressed that IBM is able to produce them today."
The Livermore Lab will use the displays to study the operation and aging of nuclear weapons using 3-D model simulations produced by using the world's fastest supercomputer -- the ASCI White machine IBM shipped to the lab in July. It is expected to receive about 10 more of the displays by mid-2001 to further this research.
IBM has worked since 1995 on the new display technology in its research labs in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Yamato, Japan. The new active matrix liquid crystal display is based on research that allowed the IBM team to use aluminum instead of molybdenum and tungsten, metals traditionally used in displays.
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