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 Giants throw in the towel on TV tech

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Date posted: 29/12/2004

Four giants of technology; Hewlett-Packard, Toshiba, Intel and Philips. All have something else in common apart from a drive for technology - all have failed miserably at liquid crystal on silicon or LCOS displays.

LCOS was supposed to be a dream technology. In an LCOS display screen, light reflects off small microchips made up of a layer of liquid crystal and a layer of transistors, which then projects an image onto the front of the screen.

Smaller than CRT, far, far cheaper to make than plasma, LCOS were supposed to be the wave of the future. Instead, they have just been a R&D bottomless pit.

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