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POLYDISPLAY - hvor stort potensiale?
06.01.2000 20:43

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10.01.2000 12:34

Får legge inn litt info selv til å begynne med:

The vision of PolyDisplay ASA is that people all over the world should have access to user-friendly, low-cost computer screens – "PolyDisplay®" – for information processing and communication. The data screens will be available as handheld, in vehicles, in homes and offices, and will be based both on glass or flexible plastic. The screen will also function as data processors and will have important positive effects on our personal experience, environment and efficiency.

PolyDisplay ASA will exploit its unique EASL DMD™ display technology to become a leading international supplier of low-cost display modules for use in situations in which demands for readability in all light conditions, very wide viewing angle, robustness, low power consumption, environmental friendliness and flexibility are key factors.

PolyDisplay ASA was established in 1991. It is majority owned by its key employees and directors and by some 400 venture capitalists, the largest being Telenor Venture. In co-operation with SINTEF, (Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and the Norwegian Armed Forces, PolyDisplay has developed the EASL DMD™ display technology. The EASL DMD™ technology and manufacturing process has been thoroughly documented and applications have been demonstrated.

Sakset fra Polydisplay ASA's hjemmeside: http://www.polydisplay.no

10.01.2000 12:41

Hvor stort er potensialet?
Vurder selv!!!

The key advantages of EASL DMD™ technology are its simplified manufacturing process, its ability to display paper-quality images even in direct sunlight, optical memory (which means that only changes in information need to be fed to the screen) and the potential to make soft, flexible displays from plastics. Each of these advantages will have major implications for users and industry.

EASL DMD™ displays are cost-effective and easier to manufacture. EASL displays require significantly fewer and simpler components and manufacturing steps than current LCD displays. The manufacturing process is very cost-effective in high volumes. With flexible plastic displays, it will be possible to manufacture screens in a reel-to-reel process.

EASL screens offer paper-quality images even in direct sunlight. Multi-stable, smectic crystals in the EASL DMD™ technology produce highly differentiated pixels and displays with high contrast and wide viewing angles. Even without backlighting, the display provides paper-quality images in direct sunlight. This will greatly enhance the performance and usability of large indoor or outdoor billboards. It will enable displays to be located in bright sunlight, for example onboard ship, in transportation terminals and in sports stadiums.

EASL DMD™ screens "remember" and require less power, maintenance and data transmission. The last image stored on an EASL display remains visible after the power has been switched off, i.e. the screen has optical memory; even early prototypes have retained their images for 12 years. Only changes to the image require updating and therefore power. Other screens must have their whole image refreshed 25 times or more per second.

Some significant implications of optical memory include: dramatically reduced maintenance and power consumption for large displays, longer-lasting batteries in mobile display units, greatly reduced information transmission to the display and less or even no radiation from displays. The latter may be a critical need in military operations, while all the above-mentioned qualities add up to cost savings and environmental benefits.

And Tomorrow?

10.01.2000 12:42

Videre potensiale....

EASL DMD™ displays can be made flexible and in plastics, offering new display applications. Only the limits of our imagination prevent us from fully realising what we can do with flexible plastic displays that remember. Potential applications include communication screens on the sleeves of uniforms, e.g. for soldiers, messengers and couriers, or personal flexible screens, forming part of an open-solution, dual-mode battlefield management, personal and public display systems, Sleeve Screens™.

10.01.2000 12:52



Large displays in transportation terminals, sports stadiums etc.
Current terminal displays can easily be replaced by better and much more cost-effective EASL displays. Not only will EASL displays look sharper and offer wider viewing angles; they will also require less maintenance, power and information supply. Because EASL screens have optical memory, they only require energy and communication signals when the image changes. The rest of the time they can be switched off, and the image will still remain visible.

In most applications, the rate of change of information will be low enough to be transmitted over a cellular (mobile telephony) network. This reduces the need for wiring and will make switching to EASL screens a simple process. The manufacturing cost of EASL displays is likely to be 10-15 % lower than that of current LCDs.

Owners of advertising boards are potential users of easy-to-change displays that are clearly readable in sunlight. Updating such boards will be significantly cheaper because the new advertisement can be supplied to all boards simultaneously via a single transmission over the mobile telephone network rather than by deploying an army of people carrying glue and posters. The same applies to programmable price tags in supermarkets.


PolyDisplay Know-how.
A major R&D project in Oslo will aim to further develop the technology and produce new prototypes with higher speed and resolution. This will enable more complex applications to be addressed. The R&D unit has the long-term objective of generating revenue from licensing. A Centre of Excellence is planned, which will develop and maintain a Scandinavian, UK and international infrastructure in display expertise and know-how. It is planned within 3 – 4 years to form a platform for an advanced production line.

Manufacture of displays for transportation terminals and similar markets is to be established.

Exploiting the results from the above-mentioned know-how project, the manufacture of advanced EASL DMD™ displays and intelligent terminals; PolyDisplay® (glass) and PolyFlex® (plastic) will follow.

10.01.2000 16:29

Hvis vi ser på selskapene på unotertlisten
er PolyDisplay kanskje det av selskapene
med "stort potensiale" som er nærmest en
realisering. Selskapet har slitt i mange år
med å overbevise markedet og investorer
om at ders teknologi representerer noe
revolusjonerende. Det som gjør at man nå
mer enn tidligere kan være optimistisk, er at selskapet har greid å vise(Locus) og
har greid å overbevise andre(Bazan og Marconi) om at de har en teknologi som ikke
bare holder skrivebordskvalitet.
Lykkes PolyDisplay i å kommersialisere teknologien sin fullt ut, sier det seg
nærmest selv at selskapets verdi vil overskride et tosifret milliardtall.
10.01.2000 16:38

Tenk bare på hvilke muligheter det finnes på "bærbar" siden. Når Thosiba og Compaq finner ut at de kan spare strøm ved å bruke skjermer fra Polydisplay vil vi som er aksjonærer få en meget sikker fremtid. Tenk også på det stadig økende behovet for storskjermer som ikke "blekner" i sollys. Dette gir gode muligheter for syltynne reklametavler som syns i sollys. Er dette en revolusjon eller???
10.01.2000 16:59

re: Benny

Skjermene har mange spennende bruksområder, men de har også ulemper. Jeg kikket på dette selskapet for flere år siden (før oppslagene i Kapital og konkursen) og ble noe lunken av flere grunner. F.eks egner skjermene seg dårligere enn vanlige LCD skjermer for bruksområder som krever hyppig oppdatering av bildet. I slike anvendelser bruker de mer strøm enn tilsvarende som finnes i dag.

Dette selskapet har vært på markedet lenge og har utvilsomt spennende produkt, men det er faktisk grunner til at ikke 'alle' bruker disse produktene. Ingeniørene hos Nokia, Ericsson etc er ikke dumme

10.01.2000 19:38

Bra Benny - stå på. Sitter selv med en del Polydispl. Hva består avtalen med Marconi i ?
11.01.2000 11:10

Her følger litt om avtalen med Marconi:

23.11.99 - Major agreements for PolyDisplay and SINTEF

Marconi could open new markets for Norwegian technology:

PolyDisplay ASA and SINTEF Tele and Data will today sign agreements totalling NOK 128m with Britain’s Marconi Electronic Systems. This could bring the Norwegian companies’ technological solutions onto the world market. The agreements are connected to Norway’s possible choice of the Eurofighter, which Marconi among others, is behind.
PolyDisplay in Sandefjord has developed a unique flat screen technology - the so-called EASL DMD - Daylight Memory Display. Screens using this type of technology do not need contin-ual power supply to present a picture, only when the picture on the screen changes. That means reduced power consumption. SINTEF has developed a noise reduction solution, which can be installed for example in helmets. Marconi Electronics Systems Ltd finds both solutions very interesting.

The agreements are worth NOK 64m for each of the partners, and will be signed tonight at the British Embassy in Oslo. They can lead to considerable consequences both as regards techno-logical development and employment. Both are joint venture agreements, where Marconi through gradual investments and in close co-operation with SINTEF and PolyDisplay will expand the markets for their high-technological solutions.

"The agreement is strategically important to PolyDisplay. A small technological company like ours can take advantage of the enormous capacity which Marconi possesses within produc-tion, research and development. This could act as a stepstone for a considerable technological co-operation with the companies behind Eurofighter," says Thor G. Kamfjord, managing director of PolyDisplay ASA. "PolyDisplay’s EASL technology can be used for both military and civilian installations. The joint venture agreement will increase Marconi’s chances in markets such as Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium and of course Norway," says Ian Harbottle, director of Marconi Elec-tronic Systems.

For SINTEF the agreement represents a large development and export potential for one of their solutions. "SINTEF Tele og Data has developed a very interesting solution for natural communication in noisy environments, including the so-called active noise reduction. This has considerable potential in both civilian and military connections. Marconi wishes to co-operate with SINTEF in order to develop and sell the solutions on the international market," says Harbottle.

The agreements will be a part of Eurofighter’s offset agreements to Norway, which must total at least NOK 10.7bn - the same value as the 20 fighters Norway might decide to buy.

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