Introduction to Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
“The world is flat now”

Color displays has become a part of everyday life. From televisions to PC monitors to automobile dashboards and even aircraft-cockpit instruments, the (once) ubiquitous color cathode-ray tube (CRT) introduced modern color technology into our lives. With the advent of the shadow-mask color CRT around 1950 and the widespread introduction of color television in the late 1950 and 1960s, color display technology achieved important status.

[Image: Custom design ColorTFT-LCD module for commercial applications] Article by Louis D. Silverstein,  moderation by editor@flatsoftdisplays.com

Bulky Displays: Color television continued to evolve and with it came heightened interest in other applications for electronic color imaging. However, despite the popularity and relative maturity of color television, most information-display and graphics-imaging applications were constrained to monochromatic bulky display devices until the mid to late 1970s. The widespread use of color dipslays awaited the ready availability of computers and particularly the astonishingly rapid developments in microprocessors and personal computers that began in the late 1970s and early 1980s. And at this moment the new generation of display “flat & slim”, color LCD, has been part of our every day lives.

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