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Samsung Begins Mass Production of 22-inch Transparent LCD

Written on March 31, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Take a peek into the transparent future, as Samsung begins production of their backlight-less LCD screens.

has announced that they have started producing 22-inch transparent, yes transparent, LCD panels for this year. The company boasts that these LCD panels have the “world’s best transparency rate”, with 20% transparency for black-and-white type and over 15% for colored. That means you get to see clear images despite using only ambient light as a for the screens, plus you get to use less electricity along the way.

The 22-inch will have a 1680×1050 resolution panel with a 500:1 contrast ratio, and will also be compatible with and . However, it looks like these will be used for advertising and corporate teleconferencing first, before letting the rest of the world take a crack at them.

Senior Vice President of Samsung Electronics LCD Business, Younghwan Park, shared: “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 panel, Samsung Electronics plans to lead the global market by developing various applications.”

It looks like Samsung is leading the way towards the future, and at the same time, they’re helping make this planet a little more environment-friendly. We’re not quite sure though how they’ll work during night time.

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