MANHASSET, N.Y. Display startup UniPixel will demonstrate its color display technology, time-multiplexed optical shutter (TMOS), at next week's Society for Information Display (SID) conference.
The protoypes are said to deliver better performance than LCDs and a better alternative to other LCD technlogies like plasma and OLED. "In recent months, we have made a significant amount of progress in the development of our TMOS display prototype, most notably achieving fully functional [thin-film transitor] video capabilities," Reed Killion, president and CEO of UniPixel, said in a statement.
The initial prototypes were designed to show the functionality of TMOS and its commonality with existing TFT production processes. The prototypes are also being optimized to improve optical performance. UniPixel said it will soon produce production systems that demonstrate enhanced brightness, improved picture quality and low power consumption compared to other display technologies.
UniPixel, Richardson, Texas, will also demonstrate its Opcuity films, a key material component UniPixel will supply to its manufacturing partners. Its Opcuity FPR, which provides fingerprint resistance, anti-glare and scratch resistance as a top layer for touch screens.
According to market researcher DisplaySearch, the touch screen market is forecasted to reach more than 660 million units by 2015.
UniPixel's TMOS display-related patents total 106, including issued patents and filed applications.
UniPixel will attempt to attract investors for its TMOS technology during next week's (May 21) SID Investors' conference. UniPixel CFO Jim Tassone will deliver an overview of UniPixel's TMOS display technology. The company will stress that its technology is designed to leverage existing LCD production techniques.
Also at SID, Dan Van Ostrand, UniPixel's vice president of research and development, and Martin Selbrede, chief research scientist, will detail TMOS technology along with "frustrated total internal reflection" display technology. They will also discuss slab waveguides that provide internal reflected light in displays.'