Scottish microdisplay specialist becomes ForthDD - Embedded.com

Scottish microdisplay specialist becomes ForthDD

LONDON — CRLO Displays (Dalgety Bay, Scotland) has changed its name to Forth Dimension Displays (ForthDD).

CEO Dr. Leslie G. Polgar said, “Forth Dimension Displays more clearly identifies both our Scottish roots, on the Firth of Forth, and our focus on developing and bringing to large-scale commercialization the benefits of our one-chip, high-speed, high-resolution microdisplay technology.”

At the SID conference in Boston in May 2005 the company said its ferroelectric liquid-crystal-on-silicon (FLCOS) technology will make possible a 42-inch microdisplay-based TV for $999 in a few years.

According to the company’s COO, Greg Truman, “Forth DD microdisplays process images temporally — not by three separate RGB channels— but truly in the fourth dimension – Time. Forth DD provides all-digital, Time Domain Imaging (TDI) on a single chip.” The technology allows imaging to be performed temporally without subpixels or tilting micro-mirrors.

TDI provides 24-bit full colour images capable of handling high-speed motion and without artefacts. The single chip imagers are well-matched to the new solid state LED and laser diode light sources and provide very high native resolution: SXGA /720p and UXGA/1080p.

The company is a supplier of microdisplays for high-end specialty applications: military training and simulation, medical imaging, printing and high-end immersive entertainment applications. It exports over 90% of its production to customers in North and South America, Asia, Africa and continental Europe.

In September, 2004, the comapny raised a Series A financing round of $19 million led by Amadeus Capital Partners and Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures.

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