A possible successor to the CRT, LCD and even the organic LED is scheduled to hit the market next year, according to a MEMS film developer. Look for small MEMS displays for cell phones next year and flat-panels withn three years. R.C.J.
Uni-Pixel, Inc. (Woodlands, Texas) recently announced volume deliveries of its MEMS films. Dubbed "Opcuity," the films are used in time-multiplexed optical shutter (TMOS) displays that are 10 times brighter and 60 percent cheaper to manufacture than LCDs. The films also can be fabricated on the same manufacturing lines as LCDs. Earlier this year, Samsung Electronics revealed that it had a joint development agreement with Uni-Pixel for its TMOS display technology.