Special Papers 1 Fundamental Technologies for Liquid Crystal Displays
Current Trends of Flat Panel Displays Viewed from Applications
With the rapid spread of broadband Internet and the improved infrastructure for wireless communication, we have substantially entered into the era of ubiquitous networks. FPDs are quickly gaining importance in this era, as they act as human-information interface and contribute to technological advances beneficial for our lives. The progress in LCD technology is lightning-fast, and LCD has become an integral constituent in every application field. It is expected that they will incorporate system functionality and evolve to System LCDs in future. This paper gives an overview of the trends of major FPDs. Focusing particularly on mobile applications, the current status and future outlook of mobile LCDs are described.