Toshiba Matsushita Display Tec
In a technology demonstration, TMD has integrated an advanced 3D film with
small and medium sized LCD displays that use Optically Compensated Bend
(OCB) mode to deliver true autostereoscopic viewing at a glance, without
the need for special glasses.
In addition to eliminating the need for special glasses, the technology
allows for extended comfortable viewing. The 3D film integrates into
today?s thin, high resolution displays, and enables simultaneous 2D and 3D
viewing on all or parts of the display with no picture degradation.
TMD?s OCB technology improves upon conventional LCD technology by
increasing response time and contrast ratio to achieve near CRT-like image
For the CES demonstration, the backlight modules of 3-inch and 9-inch LCD
displays from TMD have been enhanced with 3D film. Through directional
backlight technology, left and right eye images are focused sequentially
into the viewer?s eyes, allowing for full resolution of the display panel.
Only one panel and modified backlight are required. Backlight module
assembly is easy. No precision registration is required.
"This technology provides three dimensional viewing or natural depth that
ordinary displays don?t provide," explained Sean Collins, vice president
for TAEC?s Display Device and Components Group. "These 3D displays once
again demonstrate TMD's focus on leading edge display technologies, and are
ideal for use in handheld displays such as mobile phones, gaming devices
and other integrated portable electronics."
TMD plans to commercialize 3D displays within the next year.