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Can anything catch TFT LCDs?

Since the drive for thin-film-transistor LCDs began in the 1980s, these devices have become kings of the display world. But hot on their tails is a whole host of alternative technologies.

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Figure 1: The evolution of the TFT-LCD market since 1990 in terms of its three killer applications: laptops, desktop monitors and televisions.
Figure 2: The past, present and future revenues of the electronic-display market.

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Semenza, P. Can anything catch TFT LCDs?. Nature Photon 1, 267–268 (2007).

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