Plastic TV Announced by English Company
The statement went on to say that,"unlike [liquid crystal display] LCD screens, the prototype display screen has no restrictions on viewing angles or blurring of fast action shots. The monochrome screen has the potential to be used as a monitor for portable VCRs and digital cameras. The joint development relationship [between CDT and Seiko-Epson] is expected to deliver further benefits later this year with the announcement of a full-size colour display screen."
The new technology is based on light-emitting polymers (LEP) that the company hopes will eventually replace the cathode-ray tube in your living room with glowing plastic. The TV should be thin enough to hang on a wall, much like the plasma displays seen at WCES '98 in Las Vegas. Other uses include computer screens and mobile electronics.
Investors in the company include Intel at $2 million, Genesis (the rock group!), Cambridge University, former British cabinet minister Lord Young, and technology soothsayer Esther Dyson.