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Mobile Displays: Technology and Applications

Achintya K. Bhowmik (Editor), Zili Li (Co-Editor), Philip J. Bos (Co-Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-72374-6
650 pages
June 2008
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The mobile display industry has witnessed rapid growth, in both volume and diversification, in recent years. This trend is expected to persist with continued consumer demand for mobile communications and computing applications. Mobile displays are now integral to a wide range of devices such as MP3 players, digital cameras, PDAs, GPS map readers, portable DVD players, and electronic books, as well as the ubiquitous mobile phone and laptop computers.  This proliferation of products has fuelled a significant investment into the research and development of the mobile display, with key research laboratories across the display industry and academia producing many exciting technological advancements.

With contributions from well-known experts, in both industry and academia, this book presents a comprehensive coverage of the mobile display in a single volume. Ranging from an in-depth analysis of the requirements that the displays must meet, through current devices, to emerging technologies, the text features:

  • mobile environment and human-factor considerations for the display;
  • advances in the incumbent active matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD) technologies;
  • backlighting and light manipulation techniques;
  • mobile display driver electronics and interface technologies;
  • emerging technologies including active matrix organic light emitting diode (AMOLED), electronic paper displays, and system-on-glass (SOG) developments;
  • application developments in eyewear, mobile projector, and 3D displays.

Mobile Displays: Technology and Applications presents, in addition to the fundamentals, a detailed update on state-of-the-art advancements. It is an invaluable resource for practicing electronics and display engineers working on the development of mobile displays and their applications.  It is also an extensive reference for graduates taking special courses in display technologies. 

The Society for Information Display (SID) is an international society, which has the aim of encouraging the development of all aspects of the field of information display. Complementary to the aims of the society, the Wiley-SID series is intended to explain the latest developments in information display technology at a professional level. The broad scope of the series addresses all facets of information displays from technical aspects through systems and prototypes to standards and ergonomics

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About the Editors.

List of Contributors.

Series Editor's Foreword.

1. Introduction to Mobile Displays (Zili Li, Achintya K. Bhowmik, and Philip J. Bos).

2. Human Factors Considerations: Seeing Information on a Mobile Display (Jim Larimer).

3. Advanced Mobile Display Technology (Kee-Han Uh and Seon-Hong Ahn).

4. In-Plane Switching (IPS) LCD Technology for Mobile Application (InJae Chung and Hyungki Hong).

5. Transflective Liquid Crystal Display Technologies (Xinyu Zhu, Zhibing Ge, and Shin-Tson Wu).

6. Wide Viewing Angle and High Brightness Liquid Crystal Displays Incorporating Birefringent Compensators and Energy-Efficient Backlight (Claire Gu, Pochi Yeh, Xingpeng Yang and Guofan Jin).

7. Backlighting of Mobile Displays (Philip Watson and Gary T. Boyd).

8. LED Backlighting of LCDs in Mobile Appliances (Josef Hüttner,  Gerhard Kuhn and Matthias Winter).

9. Advances in Mobile Display Driver Electronics (James E. Schuessler).

10. Mobile Display Digital Interface (MDDI) (George A. Wiley, Brian Steele, Salman Saeed, and Glenn Raskin).

11. MIPI High-Speed Serial Interface Standard for Mobile Displays (Richard Lawrence).

12. Image Reconstruction on Color Subpixelated Displays (Candice H. Brown Elliott).

13. Recent SOG (System-on-Glass) Development Based on LTPS Technology (Tohru Nishibe and Hiroki Nakamura).

14. Advances in AMOLED Technologies (Y.-M. Alan Tsai, James Chang, D.Z. Peng, Vincent Tseng, Alex Lin, L.J. Chen and Poyen Lu).

15. Electronic Paper Displays (Robert Zehner).

16. Reflective Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Displays (Deng-Ke Yang).

17. BiNem® Displays: From Principles to Applications (Jacques Angelé, Cécile Joubert, Ivan Dozov, Thierry Emeraud, Stéphane Joly, Philippe Martinot-Lagarde, Jean-Denis Laffitte, François Leblanc, Jesper Osterman, Terry Scheffer, Daniel Stoenescu).

18. Electrowetting Displays for Mobile Multimedia Applications (Johan Feenstra).

19. 3D Displays for Portable Handheld Devices (Adrian Travis).

20. Eye-Wear Displays (Paul Travers).

21. Mobile Projectors Using Scanned Beam Displays (Randy Sprague, Mark Champion, Margaret Brown, Dean Brown, Mark Freeman, Maarten Niesten).

22. Plastic Backplane Technology for Mobile Displays (Cathy J. Curling and Seamus E. Burns).

Acknowledgements.

Notes.

References.

Index. 

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Achintya K. Bhowmik is a Senior Manager at Intel Corporation, where he leads advanced video and display technology research and development, focusing on power-performance optimized mobile computer architecture. He has been an Adjunct Professor in the department of Information Display at the Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea. his prior work includes development of high-definition display systems based on an all-digital Liquid-Crystal on Silicon microdisplay technology, electro-optic modulation in organic molecular crystals, novel light-matter interactions, and integrated optical circuits for high-speed communication networks. he received his PhD and BTech from Auburn University, Alabama, USA, and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, respectively. He has authored more than 70 publications, including 16 issued patents. he is a Program Committee Member for SID and IEEE. he has been a session chair and invited speaker at a number of international conferences.

Zili Li is a Distinguished Member of the technical Staff at Motorola Labs, where he leads research groups in developing advanced mobile display technologies ranging from direct-view displays, heads-up displays, and microprojector displays. prior to Motorola, he was with Rockwell International where he developed advanced avionic display and display manufacture process. he received his PhD and BS, both in Physics, from Case Western reserve University in the US and Shandong University in China, respectively. he has more than 35 refereed publications and 17 issued US patents. He has been an invited speaker, seminar lecturer, planer, and chair at major international conferences. he is co-founder of SID Mobile Display conference since 2006 and served as vice-Chair of SID MW Chapter. He is a member of SID,SPIE, and OSA. He also serves as a member for Motorola Science Advisory Board Associates.

Philip J. Bos is a Professor of Chemical Physics and Associate Director of the Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State University. Before joining Kent State in 1994, he was a princip0al scientist in the the Display Research Laboratory of Tektronix Inc. He received his PhD in Physics from Kent State in 1978. He has authored more than 100 papers in the field of liquid crystals and liquid crystal displays, and has over 23 issued patents. His field of interest is applications of liquid crystals, with contributions to fast liquid crystal electro-optical effects including the invention of the pi-cell. He is active in the field of displays and was twice the general chair of the International Display research Conference. he is a Fellow of the SID, and has received the Distinguished Scholar Award from Kent State University.

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