MicroDisplay which manufactures Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCOS)
components, has announced a deal with Korea-based Uneed Systems
a vendor of high definition television (HDTV) projection engines,
televisions and monitors.
Uneed has selected MicroDisplay's E-WX 1280x720 single panel LCOS
for use in its rear projection television products. The E-WX device
is a high-resolution 1 megapixel LCOS microdisplay optimised for
high performance single-panel projection applications. The display
was designed for high quality optical engine architectures with
30-bit color and a high contrast ratio of over 800:1.
The E-WX device enables a smooth continuous image to end users
due to its fast 1ms liquid crystal switching speed and very high
540Hz field sequential refresh rates. The Uneed LCOS single panel
projection engine supports HD resolution (1280x720p) and enables
pixel-to-pixel mapped HDTV signal reproduction while providing perfect
colour convergence and a natural colour image.
In conjunction with the E-WX LCOS, the projection engine eliminates
all motion and colour artifacts. Uneed's HD projection TV/Monitor
integrates all of
the features of the E-WX device and the Uneed projection engine,
and offers a crystal-clear 16:9 wide screen high definition display,
scan, and picture-in-picture or double screen capability.
The combination of the compact, low component count LCOS projection
engine from Uneed, and MicroDisplay's patented single panel E-WX
chip enables physically shallower and lighter, yet higher performing
HDTVs for today's size-conscious consumer product market. Having
completed a high volume manufacturing design, Uneed is ready to
ramp up production of the optical engine and television for a number
of demanding brand name customers.