Society of Information Display (SID) held 2010 International Symposium, Seminar, and Exhibition from May 23 to May 28, 2010 at Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA, USA. The SID, that is now in its 48th year, is the major international event for scientists, engineers, manufacturers, and users in the electronic-display industry. Below is a brief review for only three of many products presented this year.
Samsung has presented an ultra energy-efficient USB-powered monitor. It is an 18.5" LCD display capable of running exclusively from USB - no adapter required. It is an extremely energy efficient display. Built with LED backlight, Samsung has been able to drop the peak power consumption down to only 6.3W. That is why the device can function from bus power over USB.
SONY has introduced a rollable (bendable) OLED display. The flexible OLED measures 4.1" and is only 80 micrometers thick. To reach the goal of a rollable display, SONY developed OTFT - organic TFT (thin film transistor) with original organic semiconductor material. The rollable OLED has a resolution of 432x240 pixel, 16.8 million colors, and contrast ratio 1000:1.
LG has showed the largest 3-D display in the World. This display is a gigantic 84" ultra high definition (UHD) 3-D panel with 3840x2160 resolutions. That is four times the resolution of previous full HD TV panels with (1920x1080). To enable watching in 3-D, the display requires a polarized glasses.