Does this mean crummy flat panel technology spread could slow?

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Rich, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. Rich

    Rich Guest

    We've seen the scam to force consumers into inferior (plasma, LCD,
    DLP, etc) flat panel technologies. The whole point being that these
    are much cheaper to ship from communist China to North America than
    big CRTs. But could this technology keep CRTs (still the superior
    picture format) going for a bit longer?
    -Rich

    New chip could energize cathode television

    A new family of semiconductors could breathe new live into the
    venerable cathode-ray tube technology.

    STMicroelectronics said Friday it had developed a line of chips called
    the HD1 family that it says will allow the use of the lower-cost CRT
    technology in popular flat-screen television sets.

    New "super-slim" CRT displays made possible by chip advances are
    30-percent thinner and comparable to the dimensions of popular liquid
    crystal display screens.

    STM said the HD1 chips were designed to handle high breakdown voltages
    of up to 1,700 volts, which is required in super-slim CRT.

    "Because these new displays employ pictures tubes of significantly
    reduced depth, the angle through which the electron beam must be
    deflected during each horizontal scan is increased from 110 degrees to
    typically 124 degrees," the company said in a news release. "That
    places stringent new demands on the bipolar power transistors that
    control the flow of current through the horizontal deflection coils."

    STM said its new devices were available at a cost of between $1 and
    $2.

    Copyright 2005 by United Press International




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