Motorola demonstrates nano emissive flat screen prototype

By Derek Sooman on May 9, 2005, 8:07 PM
Motorola has revealed the prototypes of a nano emissive display. This technology should lead to larger flat panel displays that are cheaper and have a better quality display. The prototype, which was shown by the firm on Monday, is built using carbon nanotube technology (CNT).

According to Motorola, the demonstrated NED display represents a portion of a 42-inch HDTV with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, is less than 1-inch thick and was created by "a scalable method of growing CNTs directly on glass" in order to enable an energy efficient design. The prototype hinted not only to a "fundamentally" changed design and fabrication for flat panel displays but also revealed "high brightness, excellent uniformity and color purity", the company said.

No word as yet on availability of a finished product, but the smart money is on later this year, apparently.

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krazykevin said:
I just have a comment. You always are reading stories as this one about a new technology that is gonna let a company make "a product" bigger and cheaper. But, it seems to me, the only way prices ever come down is when something new comes out. I don't keep up much with computer technology much anymore, but the stories you read seem to make you believe the next best thing that comes out will be cheaper or atleast the same price. Old school big screen tvs didn't get cheaper until digital big screens came out. Digital big screens didn't get cheaper until plasma came out. Plasma is only getting cheaper because bigger plasma screens are coming out making the smaller ones a little cheaper. I'm only asking, not bashing, but has anything ever been released that was better and faster than its prececessor but at the same cost or less? I know that isn't how technology works but these stories really get to me.
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