AfterDawn: Tech news

Samsung mass produces transparent LCD panel

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 31 Mar 2011 13:59 User comments (2)

Samsung mass produces transparent LCD panel Samsung has announced it began mass production of a transparent LCD panel this year.
The 22-inch panels come in black-and-white type and the color type, and feature a contrast ratio of 500:1 with a resolution of 1680x1050 (WSGA+). Samsung's transparent panel boasts a transparency rate of over 20 percent for black-and-white and 15 percent for color type.

Conventional LCD panels that use a back light unit have 5 percent transparency. The transparent LCD panel has a high transparency rate, which enables a person to look right through the panel like glass, and it consumes 90% less electricity compared with a conventional LCD panel using back light unit.

The LCD panel also incorporates HDMI and the USB interface for convenience.

Samsung's press information highlights the possibilities of using the panels in advertising and such uses, hinting that these units won't come cheap for some time.

"Transparent displays will have a wide range of use in all industry areas as an efficient tool for delivering information and communication. With the world's first mass production of the transparent LCD panel, Samsung Electronics plans to lead the global transparent LCD market by developing various applications," said Younghwan Park, a senior vice president of Samsung Electronics LCD Business.

Tags: Samsung
Previous Next  

2 user comments

131.3.2011 16:31

Great Idea: Future of Screen Technology

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 31 Mar 2011 @ 16:33

Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

21.4.2011 18:39

Also I think there will be another major improvement in these transparent LCDs that I'm surprised hasnt been mentioned. Won't this greatly improve battery life as there is little or no backlight needed? Just an interesting point I thought.
Just read the 90% less electricity consumption. Anyway still great news!

Xbox 360 rules!

Comments have been disabled for this article.

News archive