Of or relating to a liquid-crystal display that controls an entire row of cells in the liquid-crystal layer with a single transistor.


of or pertaining to a relatively low-resolution liquid-crystal display (LCD) with low contrast, used esp. for laptop computers. Compare active matrix.
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For example, LCD manufacturer Newhaven Display can customize its passive-matrix displays to include a built-in temperature compensation circuit, a cost efficient onboard thermal sensitive circuit that adjusts the display's contrast automatically with changes in the ambient temperature.
The increased demand for AMOLEDs in 2009 not only contributed to the annual growth of the OLED market as a whole, but also led to it overtaking passive-matrix (PM)OLED revenues for the first time, with US$537 million in annual revenue compared to PMOLED revenues of US$291 million.
SNMD), for the manufacture and sale of full-color passive-matrix OLED display devices in a specific model mobile telephone.
Screens: There generally are two types of laptop screens: The less expensive and less attractive is a passive-matrix, dual-scan screen; the more expensive and higher quality one is an active-matrix screen, which produces more accurate colors, greater contrast and wider viewing angles.
Of the several color notebooks available, some utilize passive-matrix color technology while others use active matrix.
Notebooks with active-matrix color displays cost about $2,000 more than those with monochrome displays, while passive-matrix displays add about $700.
Having worked with Pioneer for a number of years to support their passive-matrix OLED display business, we are pleased to enter into this new business arrangement with Pioneer for their use of our proprietary UniversalPHOLED materials and technology in OLED lighting products," said Steven V.
While the AMOLED market has increased in both shipments and revenues, passive-matrix (PM)OLED did not grow from 2008 to 2009, as a result of the shift from clam-shell style handsets that use PMOLED to high-end smartphones.
Like LCDs, OLEDs fall into two broad categories, passive-matrix and active-matrix displays.
Two types are available: passive-matrix and active-matrix.
Many passive-matrix monochrome and color panels can handle animation and simulations but not motion video.