SOURCE: eLCOS Microdisplay Technology, Inc

August 19, 2005 08:08 ET

eLCOS Demonstrates 1080p 4000:1 LCOS TV at the HDTV Conference 2005

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 19, 2005 -- eLCOS Microdisplay Technology, Inc. has announced it will demonstrate its high contrast eHD70 microdisplays at the Displaysearch HDTV Conference 2005 in Beverly Hills, CA, August 22 - 24, 2005. eLCOS will exhibit the microdisplays with a JDS Uniphase UltreX™ projection engine in a rear projection HDTV set.

eLCOS introduced its eHD70 eXTREME digital 1080p microdisplays in January at CES 2005. The eHD70 native resolution is full HD at 1920 x 1080 pixels demonstrating an impressive on screen performance of 4000:1. The eHD70 uses eLCOS' Dynamic Digital Drive technology to enable a fully digital data path from the video input signal to the pixel circuitry of the microdisplay, eliminating all common analog image artifacts such as flicker and cross-talk. The vertically aligned nematic liquid crystal mode features an inorganic alignment layer that insures a long product lifetime.

The projection engine for the demonstration is the JDS Uniphase UltreX™ projection engine including JDSU's proprietary BCE (Birefringent Compensating Element) for contrast enhancement. The Ultrex engine provides a high contrast, high ANSI contrast projection engine for rear projection television that enables high brightness levels through very high efficiency.

Other major components include the Silicon Optix video processor using its Realta HQV video processor and Dai Nippon's FLL4.0 screen.

"We're excited about the great results we've seen with the use of the BCE and our eXTREME digital 1080p solution," declared eLCOS CEO Warren Shih. "The contrast of our systems has improved from 2000:1 to 4000:1 without the need for dynamic apertures."

The eLCOS demonstration will be at Booth 19 in the International Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA.

About eLCOS Microdisplay Technology:

eLCOS Microdisplay Technology (www.elcos.com), a fabless design house for LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) microdisplays, is a venture capital backed company with headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA. eLCOS is a leader in next-generation display technology providing all-digital, dynamic video display solutions. All eLCOS products utilize proprietary patent-pending digital image generation technology to insure the purest colors and the most lifelike images. eLCOS' team of talent includes the pioneers of digital LCOS technology. eLCOS has offices in the United States, China and Taiwan.

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