Philips gaat de tiling techniek van Rainbow Displays Inc. gebruiken om voor relatief weinig geld grote LCD schermen te produceren. Zal er wel op neer komen dat ze simpelweg een aantal kleine schermen tegen een elkaar kwakken en samen vormen die één grote display...
Philips Flat Display Systems is betting on a seamless tiling display technology that it says will deliver unprecedented price/performance for 36-inch and larger flat-panel displays within just a few years.
An increasingly potent player in flat-panel displays, Philips FDS has put "a substantial joint-development team in place" to create products based on the tiling technology of Rainbow Displays Inc. (Endicott, N.Y.), said Hafiz Haq, vice president for business development and strategic planning at Philips FDS, based here. The company has also taken a minority equity stake in privately held Rainbow.
If the joint project bears fruit, those shopping for a big TV in 2001 may have a new technology choice along with CRTs, rear-projection sets and plasma displays.
Tiling, said Steve Sedaker, vice president of sales and marketing at Rainbow, "is a breakthrough and enabling display technology that combines several smaller-size displays to produce a single, large flat display without any visible seams." In Rainbow's case, the tiles consist of active-matrix (AM) liquid-crystal display panels.
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