The Evolution of Display Technology

Doug Ryan
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The display market is one of the fastest growing worldwide, predicted to reach 28.89 USD billion by 2030, according to SkyQuest Technology Consulting. All Shore Industries is happy to be a long-term player in this dynamic market and technological revolution.

Display Technology Ushers In A New World

We’ve come a long way in the design and manufacture of display systems since the invention of cathode-ray tube (CRT) technology by Ferdinand Braun in 1897.


CRT technology relied on electron beams to illuminate phosphors on a glass screen. It remained the dominant industry standard for display systems such as computers and radar systems until the 20th century.

The next leap came with the introduction of the liquid crystal display (LCD). LCD technology uses liquid crystals to modulate light in an energy-efficient and space-saving manner. LCD has come to dominate the device market, ushering in global access to modern electronics such as computer monitors, smartphones, medical and industrial instrumentation, automotive displays, and many consumer products.


Display Innovation Never Stops

Following on LCDs, technology advanced further with the introduction of thin-film transistor (TFT) displays commonly used in computer monitors and automotive displays. TFT displays are available without touch screens, for display only, or with resistive touch panels (RTP) or capacitive touch panels (CTP).  Touch panel TFT displays are used in many systems and applications where the screen needs to be operable with a finger, hand or stylus.


Other display technologies include OLED displays. With OLED technology, each pixel emits its light, resulting in better color reproduction and contrast. OLED is also used to make flexible displays, with an estimated 90 million foldable OLEDs shipped in 2023, according to Statista.




A Look At The Future

Technological innovation has never been static, which is evident as we look at what is happening today and tomorrow in the display design and display manufacturing industry.


Active-matrix organic light-emitting diodes (AMOLED) and quantum dot displays (QLED) have entered the market and are growing in prevalence. AMOLED displays offer high contrast ratios and deep blacks, allowing for thinner, more flexible screens that require less power. This technology is perfect for wearable devices and smartphones.


MIP, memory in pixel displays offer very low power consumption and retain images so that they do not have to constantly refresh. They are viewable in any kind of lighting and come in monochrome or 64-color and have wide viewing angles.  They also support wide operating temperatures, perfect for extreme environmental applications.


QLED, using quantum dots, offers superior brightness and color range, making it suitable for monitors and luxury TVs, where vibrant colors in bright environments are essential. Digital signage, billboards, and automotive cockpits benefit from QLED technology.


At All Shore Industries, we’re excited to be active participants in advancing the electronics design and manufacturing industry, including LCD, TFT, and OLED display manufacturing. Our engineers and technology innovators are developing solutions for various industries, from consumer electronics to specialized medical and industrial devices.

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