CES 2008: Kopin claims smallest color SVGA display
( Diditimes ) - Kopin, a US manufacturer of microdisplays for mobile consumer and military applications, recently announced what it claims is the smallest color SVGA display (800?600 resolution) in the LCD industry. The CyberDisplay SVGA LVS microdisplay has the same size (0.44-inch diagonal) as Kopin's current CyberDisplay VGA display (640?480 resolution), allowing it to utilize the same optics and housing developed for the VGA display.
This display is targeted for PC and HD-related video eyewear applications. Kopin is demonstrating the new display in a private showing at CES 2008 in Las Vegas this week. CyberDisplay SVGA LVS samples are now available to select customers for evaluation and design-in.
This new display shrinks the full-color pixel size to 11.25-microns square, with Kopin president and CEO Dr. John CC Fan noting that compared with the company's commercially available SVGA display with 0.59-inch diagonal and consuming ~100 mW, the new shrink SVGA display has a 45% smaller area and consumes 30% less power.
Kopin combined smaller pixel transistors and the planar multi-metal layer process offered by 8-inch Si IC processing with an nanotechnology process for its liquid crystal alignment and a cell-gap liquid crystal assembly process.