SID 2006 reinforces emerging role of LEDs in electronic displays

Every LCD display maker or solution provider at SID 2006 showed some type of LED-backlit LCD, reports Stewart Hough, and some highly complex backlighting technologies are now being developed.

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Two back-to-back exhibitions, Lightfair and Society for Information Display (SID) 2006, provided the latest preview of how the world will be illuminated and informed in the future.

Lightfair (Las Vegas, May 28 – June 1) was saturated with LED-related developments and products for solid-state lighting. SID (June 4-9, San Francisco) typically exhibits the electronic display technologies that will in 2-5 years be available in consumer electronics stores.

In sharp contrast to Lightfair, SID 2006’s more subdued LED technology showing nevertheless revealed LED’s strong supporting role in communications, information management and entertainment imaging technology.

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