Taunton, Mass. Kopin Corp. claims the smallest color SVGA display (800 x 600 resolution) in the LCD industry with a full-color pixel size of 11.25-um square. The CyberDisplay SVGA LVS microdisplay provides the same size (0.44-inch diagonal) as Kopin's current CyberDisplay VGA display (640 x 480 resolution), allowing it to use the same optics and housing developed for the VGA display. The new display is said to exhibit remarkably sharp color images.
Compared with Kopin's commercially available SVGA display with a 0.59-inch diagonal size and consuming 100 mW, the new SVGA display offers a 45% smaller area and consumes 30% less power. The breakthrough was achieved through the combination of smaller pixel transistors and a planar multi-metal layer process offered by 8-inch Si IC processing with an enhanced nanotechnology process for liquid crystal alignment and a precision cell-gap liquid crystal assembly process, said Kopin.
With the pixel size reduction, Kopin said conventional LCD TVs and laptop screens can be reduced to fingernail sizes, which could open applications for displaying high-resolution images in mobile portable devices. The 0.44-inch CyberDisplay SVGA LVS display is targeted for PC and HD-related video eyewear applications.
Kopin's CyberDisplays are transmissive LCD displays with the same architecture as LCD flat panel TVs, but with ultra-high-pixel densities.
Kopin will demonstrate this new display in a private showing at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
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Availability: CyberDisplay SVGA LVS samples will be available to select customers for evaluation and design-in.
Product information: CyberDisplays
Kopin Corp., www.kopin.com