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Reflective color STN-LCD technologies
Author(s): Shingo Fujita; Hisanori Yamaguchi; Hiroaki Mizuno; Toshiya Ohtani; Tomoaki Sekime; Takayuki Hatanaka; Tetsu Ogawa
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Paper Abstract

Reflective color STN-LCDs should be one of the most promising devices for mobile business tools (MBT), because the demand such as low cost, low power consumption, light weight and compact size is especially strong for this application. A reflective color STN-LCD with a single polarizer and double retardation films has been investigated. The double retardation films arranged in front of LC-layer enabled the LCD to contain reflective electrodes inside the panel. This configuration achieves the bright image with no parallax. A new construction of a reflective STN-LCD with a single polarizer has been decided by means of our own method in which the color difference (Delta) E* as the optimizing parameter has been used. Further, RGB color filters has been newly designed for our reflective LCD, and the aluminum (Al) layer has been introduced as reflective electrodes. As a result, we have realized 7.8-in.-diagonal refractive color STN-LCD(640 by 480) which has 15% reflectance, 1:14 contrast ratio, 4096 color capability and the sufficient color gamut. It has been confirmed that the single polarizer reflective color STN-LCD has sufficient enough performance for MBT use. We believe that it will be a key device for this application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3297, Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Applications VI, (1 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.304548
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Shingo Fujita, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Hisanori Yamaguchi, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Hiroaki Mizuno, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Toshiya Ohtani, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Tomoaki Sekime, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Takayuki Hatanaka, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Tetsu Ogawa, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3297:
Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Applications VI
Ranganathan Shashidhar, Editor(s)

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