passive matrix display


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Noun1.passive matrix display - a type of LCD display used for some portable computers; parallel wires run both vertically and horizontally and pixels are turned on when the wires intersecting at that pixel are both energized; "passive matrix displays are generally inferior to active matrix displays"
dual scan display - a type of passive matrix display in which the top and bottom half of the screen are refreshed simultaneously
LCD, liquid crystal display - a digital display that uses liquid crystal cells that change reflectivity in an applied electric field; used for portable computer displays and watches etc.
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Rudiger Muller, CEO at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, commented: "We have decided for strategic reasons to withdraw from the passive matrix display business and close our production line in Penang.
The PowerBook 165c combines high performance and a sleek ergonomic design with an innovative passive matrix display that provides the sophisticated color computing capabilities users expect from a Macintosh.
At its Chatillon, Aosta Valley, headquarters in Italy and its fully owned subsidiary Dicryl (which in 2000 will become Tecdis Display Iberica) in Valladolid, Spain, Tecdis offers LCD manufacturing and high tech capability in the traditional passive matrix display technologies, in addition to ECB and Filter CSTN color solutions.
Melcher will head Three-Five's microdisplay and passive matrix Display Technology Center, which integrates Three-Five's Design Engineering and Research & Technology departments.
At its Chatillon, Aosta Valley headquarters in Italy and its fully owned subsidiary Dicryl in Valladolid, Spain, Tecdis offers LCD manufacturing and high tech capability in the traditional passive matrix display technologies, in addition to ECB and Filter CSTN color solutions.
The patented LCaD(TM) or Liquid Crystal active Drive technology yields a passive matrix display featuring 16 levels of gray scale.
With increased performance requirements, including higher resolution and wider color gamut for maps and other information, thin film transistor-liquid crystal displays (TFT-LCDs) are gaining ground over passive matrix displays for console applications.
Passive matrix displays are far more limited than active displays, currently viable only for displays about2 inches in diagonal; whereas active matrix OLEDs can be used in displays up to 70 inches in diagonal.
Measurements on small passive matrix displays that incorporated the TMA solution, demonstrated at least a 50% reduction in power consumption or exhibited double the display luminescence at the same power consumption.