Semi-Transparent LCD Screen

Transparent LCD

By Evan Ackerman

Active Inc., an optical component manufacturer, is working on a transparent liquid crystal optical film as a replacement for backlit LCDs. Based on the scanty information available, it seems to work just like traditional liquid crystal displays, which are transparent until you run a current through them, at which point all the crystals in the liquid align and become opaque. I guess the difference here is that the screen is backlit by ambient light, which is a neat idea with questionable consumer practicality.

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1 thought on “Semi-Transparent LCD Screen”

  1. This is practical! You’re just thinking of monitors and tvs. Think about handheld devices like measurement tools where you want to see what you are measuring and the like.

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