Intel reveals silicon for TVs

At the CES show in Las Vegas this month, Intel described its Liquid Crystal on Silicon technology which it is using to create microdisplays that can produce images for display on large-screen, rear projection TVs.

LCOS technology sandwiches a layer of liquid crystal between a cover glass and a highly reflective, mirror-like surface patterned with pixels that sits on top of a silicon chip.

These layers form a microdisplay that can be used in projection displays such as large-screen, rear-projection TVs.

A number of OEMs and HDTV component manufacturers including InFocus Corporation of the USTCL and Skyworth of the People’s Republic of China and Primax PDC of Taiwan are currently developing products based on prototypes of the Intel microdisplays.

Intel plans to deliver microdisplays based on the technology in the second half of this year.

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