Linked by David Adams on Fri 25th Mar 2011 15:06 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Samsung has developed a completely transparent solar-powered monitor that's designed to be used with ambient light. Though they're marketing it as a television, it's almost certainly going to be used initially as displays in commercial areas, and it apparently is also a touch-screen, opening it up for the coolest kind of kiosk you've ever used. See a video after the jump.
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oh sammy
by transputer_guy on Fri 25th Mar 2011 16:23 UTC
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Conventional LCD panels are only 5% optically efficient so thats why so much energy is needed for the CFL or LED (some less).

I had been hoping that the Samsung license of Unipixel TMOS might have produced something by now, they've had it for 2 years. That simplified MEMs opto switch is closer to 60% efficient so only about 10th of light source power needed. Funnily enough Rambus got involved with that by taking a license for the backplane lighting part for future flat LED lighting licensing.

I just hate being teased though

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