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Projection display technology and product trends
Author(s): Frederic J. Kahn
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Paper Abstract

Major technology and market trends that could generate a 20 billion dollar electronic projector market by 2010 are reviewed in the perspective of recent product introductions. A log linear analysis shows that the light outputs of benchmark transportable data video projectors have increased at a rate of almost 90 percent per year since 1993. The list prices of these same projectors have decreased at a rate of over 40 percent per year. The tradeoffs of light output vs. resolution and weight are illustrated. Recent trends in projector efficacy vs. year are discussed. Lumen output per dollar of list price is shown to be a useful market metric. Continued technical advances and innovations including higher throughput light valve technologies with integrated drivers, brighter light source, field sequential color, integrated- and micro-optical components, and aerospace materials are likely to sustain these trends. The new technologies will enable projection displays for entertainment and computer applications with unprecedented levels of performance, compactness, and cost-effectiveness.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3634, Projection Displays V, (20 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.349358
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Frederic J. Kahn, Kahn International (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3634:
Projection Displays V
Ming Hsien Wu, Editor(s)

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