Liquid Gold: The Story of Liquid Crystal Displays and the Creation of an Industry

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World Scientific, 2005 - Science - 315 pages
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This book traces the history of liquid crystal display (LCD)development from simple laboratory samples to the flat, thin LCDs thathave become an important part of everyday life, appearing intelevision screens, computers, cellular phones, as well as numerousother consumer and industrial products.
 

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Contents

Discovery
14
The Gathering
34
Going Public
48
Spreading the Word
67
Chapter? Enter the Japanese
82
Other RCA SpinOffs
95
Conclusions and Opinions
108
Another New Venture
121
The Shift to Silicon
178
The Shift to MIM Diodes for LCD Portables
194
The Portable PC Opens the Way for LCDs
208
Coming of Age
222
Supplementary LCD Technologies Appear
236
Competition from Other Flat Panel Technologies
242
Into the Future
255
Program of the First International
271

The Shift Toward Polymer Sealing
131
Exit the American Semiconductor Firms
148
View from the Sidelines
164

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