Cool: IBM heeft een 20,8" LCD display met een resolutie van 2048x1536 pixels gedemonstreerd! Hier een paar happen uit de press release:
The IBM Technology Group today stepped up its plans to become a major supplier of liquid crystal displays by announcing the industry's highest resolution, production-level LCD monitor panel available.
The new ITQX20 high-definition thin film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panel is the industry's first commercially-available 20.8 inch TFT display that combines the highest resolution available in a production-level monitor panel with a large image size and superb image quality. Each of the display's nine million transistors acts as an individual switch for three million picture elements, or pixels, resulting in QXGA (2048 x 1536) resolution at 123 pixels per inch.
[...] The new panel is the result of breakthrough research on high-resolution displays conducted at IBM research labs in Yorktown Heights, New York. Last year, IBM announced a prototype display, code-named Roentgen after the pioneer of X-rays -- with 200 pixels per inch resolution that is virtually indistinguishable from the printed page. IBM recently announced exploratory research on the first ``flexible'' transistors using hybrid organic-inorganic semiconducting materials, creating the possibility of inexpensive flexible or curved displays on plastic, glass, and other materials.
The attributes of LCDs -- compactness, light weight, small footprint, lower power consumption and reduced electrical and magnetic interference -- are driving interest in TFT LCDs as a replacement for conventional CRT displays. High resolution LCDs are being incorporated in an increasingly wide range of applications, from engineering and medical equipment, nursing stations, engineering workstations, trading systems and even the International Space Station.