Hitachi, NTT develop eye-friendly 3-D display

September 15, 2005 – Hitachi Displays Ltd. and NTT IT Corp. said Tuesday that they have jointly developed a display panel for three-dimensional images that does not strain the eye, even when viewed for long hours, reported Jiji.

The new panel, which does not require special glasses, projects the same image with different degrees of brightness on two liquid crystal displays in order to create spatial effects, taking advantage of the phenomenon that brighter objects look closer to the human eye, the two companies said.

Compared to conventional 3-D displays that cast different images to each eye, the new panel can offer more natural and clearer pictures, said the units of Hitachi Ltd. and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp.

The companies will start shipping a 9-inch sample in October, hoping to find a wide range of applications such as game machines, mobile phone handsets, and in-vehicle displays.

They will launch mass production in fiscal 2006, starting in April. They plan to produce larger panels, of 10 to 15 inches diagonally, in the future. The sample product is priced 1.8-fold higher than ordinary LCD panels, Hitachi Displays said.


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