A revolutionary new invention in optics which will lead to the production of energy efficient, low cost, high performance, large flat screens for information displays, educational displays and ultimately home cinema/TV, could soon be on the way thanks to NESTA (the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) - the organisation that champions UK creativity and innovation.
A small Cambridge-based start-up, CamFPD, have received an investment of £150,000 from NESTA to help them develop a prototype of their Wedge® technology to engage major corporate customers. The market for consumer displays is huge. For displays between 50 and 100 inches in diagonal is projected to exceed more than £10 billion in sales by 2009.
Applying well-known laws of optics in a new way, the Wedge® concept will be the first technology to break the compromise between unit cost, unit size and shape which has been the immutable part of the displays industry until now. To date, displays have either been thin and expensive, or bulky and affordable.
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