Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Samsung Displays Touchscreen Transparent LCD Display Powered by Ambient Light

Samsung transparent LCD displaySamsung made waves recently by displaying their newest creation, a transparent LCD display. Well, they have tweaked their existing LCD technology in order to make it more energy efficient. Now the transparent LCD display is energy efficient enough to be powered by ambient light.

CeBIT 2011 was fortunate enough to see a working demo of the technology that had a viewable size of 46 inches and supported full 1080p HD resolution. The device also provided a full ten finger touchscreen surface.

The panel uses a vertical alignment display mode and is an improvement over the see-through LCD panel that Samsung showed off at the SID 2010 in Seattle in May of last year. A spokeswoman for Samsung Electronics has been quoted as saying that a fridge freezer may be a potential application.

The spokeswoman did decline to say, however, whether or not the innovative solar panel will be applied to other, similar products. Be that as it may, the simple fact that Samsung was able to cut down power consumption on such a level that the device can be powered by ambient light is an impressive feat in itself.

It has also been said that Samsung will be working on bigger sized panels. The company's biggest panel on the market currently measures 65 inches.

Other details surrounding the panel, like power consumption and the position of the backlight unit, have yet to be revealed though a lot of people are speculating that the backlight unit will be located on the top of the panel. There were a few things, like a few problems with the touchscreen not working, that suggest that the technology is not quite ready yet.

A few interesting things to look for when this device does hit consumers' homes is how it will stack up against your more traditional displays in terms of color reproduction, refresh rates, price etc... Another interesting idea was to combine these transparent LCD displays in order to create glasses-free 3D TVs.

Samsung showed a demo of its largest OLED display, a 19-incher, earlier this year at CES 2011. It is, however, a little unlikely that this production prototype will come to be anything more than a showcase for the next few years.

Source: ITProPortal - Samsung Showcases Solar Powered Transparent Touchscreen 46-inch LCD
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