Technology Review covered Motorola’s next big ambition. To be the pioneers of nano-emissive display (NED) technology, replacing any need for LCD’s. They unvieled their prototype on Monday at the Society for Information Display (SID) conference in Boston.
LCD’s have been great. The make for a clear image and have been in high demand. But all things must pass and LCD’s will eventually go the way of the dinosaur. Experts at Motorola expect NED’s to be the next big mammal on the block. But of course they are saying that, Motorola is in the lead right now, flaunting it with their first prototype.
The Tech Review article explains: “NED uses millions of accelerated electrons charged by just 5 to 10 volts of electricity, compared with 5,000 volts for LCD. The electrons shoot toward a phosphor plate, creating the moving image. This technique requires less voltage than a cathode ray tube (remember those?), so the displays won’t consume as much power. And, unlike LCD, a nano-emissive display, which uses carbon nanotube technology, will be easily viewable from all angles.