Transparent LCD: Star Trek-Tech from Samsung is Here!

Samsung has taken innovation to new heights with announcement of their transparent LCD display panels. The Korean consumer electronics manufacturer has said that it has begun mass production of the 22-inch transparent LCD panel in March this year. According to the press release Samsung has found a way to replace backlight with ambient light and these new LCDs are fully transparent. The transparent LCD panel does not make use of backlight but instead makes use of ambient light such as sun light which reduces the dependency on electricity for generating power.

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Samsung’s new transparent LCDs will sport contrast ratio of 500:1 with WSXGA+(1680*1050) resolution and the first batch of display manufactured are of the 22-inch size.

Compared with the conventional LCD panels that use back light unit (BLU) and have 5% transparency, Samsung’s transparent LCD panel boasts the world’s best transparency rate of over 20% for the black-and-white type and over 15% for the color type. The transparent LCD panel has a high transparency rate, which enables a person to look right through the panel like glass, and it consumes 90% less electricity compared with a conventional LCD panel using back light unit. It’s because a transparent LCD panel utilizes ambient light such as sun light, which consequently reduces the dependency on electricity for generating power.

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Samsung says that the new display tech is to be used by fancy advertising agencies and in boardrooms, for teleconferencing. They also mention that transparent displays will have a wide range of use in all industry areas as an efficient tool for delivering information and communication. With the world’s first mass production of the transparent LCD panel, Samsung Electronics plans to lead the global transparent LCD market by developing various applications.

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Its some awesome innovation on part of Samsung. See the video below where Samsung demostrates their transparent OLED Display in 14″ notebook. Watch the video and tell us if you’d like to own one such device.

via [Samsung]

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