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  • Samsung Display Develops Reflective TFT-LCD Screen
  • April 24, 1998 (SEOUL) -- Samsung Display Devices Co., Ltd. announced that it has developed a new aluminum reflective thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LC D) screen together with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. From Korea
    The new display features a large 13.3-in. screen and uses an aluminum alloy to reflect an outside light source to brighten the screen. This innovation eliminates the nee d for a back light source and cuts power consumption by a third, company officials explained.

    The company also said the microscopic cell structure of the liquid crystals is designed to maximize natural color display and increase the viewing angle to 160 degrees h orizontally.

    Among domestic companies, Samsung Display Devices is the first to develop the reflective TFT-LCD screen. Several Japanese companies already have released such high-techn ology screens.

    However, the Japanese makers have yet to manufacture such products on a commercial basis, the company added.

    Samsung Display Devices expects that a 2 trillion won (US$1.45 billion) reflective screen market will emerge in Korea by 2000, supported by the expansion of the market f or portable electronic devices, including electronic notepads and small video game machines.

    (Maeil Business Newspaper, Korea)

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    Updated: Thu Apr 23 21:58:35 1998