FED TV and field emission displays are not in the forefront of display technology lately. OLED TV does seem to be making real gains this year with 55″ models from both LG and Samsung promised to consumers. We’ll keep you updated on any changes in FED display technology as they happen.
Sony has been showing off a 19 inch FED (Field Emission Display) monitor from spin-off FET or Field Emission Technologies.
Not content with just showing a standard demo with a BluRay source, they’ve hooked up the 19″ FED monitor to 4 PS3’s at 4x 1080P playing Gran Turismo 5 Prologue.
Audiences were amazed by the lifelike quality of the images. There was no flicker whatsoever.
“The display used in this demonstration was the 19 inch nano-Spindt FED screen produced by FE Technologies, who is a company that has taken over the development of the FED technology that was being developed at Sony. This display contains over 10,000 electron sources called the nano-spindt emitter, per pixel. A fluorescent substance is exposed to the electrons from the emitters to produce light, and this format is very close to a cathode-ray tube in principle. The resulting view angle is wider in comparison to a LCD panel, and it shows superior performance when displaying moving images, with no blurring of the outline.”
FET also recently stated that they would have field emission monitors available starting next year for broadcast applications.
Excellent story at: sonyinsider.com
Finally some great news from Field Emission Technologies on field emission display (FED) panel production.
“TOKYO, July 2 (Reuters) – A flat panel startup affiliated with Sony Corp (6758.T: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Wednesday it will spend up to 30 billion yen ($283 million) to make new display panels based on field emission display technology by the end of next year.”
“Field Emission Technologies’ production capacity will initially be equivalent to 10,000 units of 26-inch panels a month.
It aims for annual sales of 25 billion yen in the second year of commercial production and targets 100 billion yen in revenues eventually.
The company plans to market the new panels, capable of recreating natural colour and offering fast-moving images without blurring, as displays for medical and other professional monitors as well as for high-end TVs.”
Fantastic news for FED TV fans. See full story here. Field Emission Display announcement.
At the recent NAB 2008 show in Las Vegas, Ikegami’s exhibit contained a nano-Spindt FED monitor built by Field Emission Technologies Inc. The nano-Spindt FED monitor meets the requirements for Master Monitor designation specified by EBU-Tech 3320 and ARIB TR-B28. In a discussion with Display Daily, Ikegami also confirmed that they are planning to release a FED monitor in a couple of years. Read more at the link above.