Kopin Corporation, a Massachusetts firm, is claiming to have developed the world’s smallest color SVGA display with a 0.44-inch diagonal. According to Engadget, that is the size of the company’s current VGA model. Even though Kopin does not specifically target the medical devices market for its new technology, one can easily envision how a whole range of medgadgets would benefit from the smaller and better displays such as the CyberDisplay® SVGA LVS:
This new display is the culmination of Kopin’s development program to shrink the full-color pixel size to 11.25-um square. The CyberDisplay SVGA LVS display exhibits remarkably sharp color images.
“Our new SVGA display with the smallest pixel in the industry is a major milestone for Kopin’s technology roadmap to provide more compact, higher resolution and lower power consumption displays,” said Kopin’s President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. John C. C. Fan. “Compared with our commercially available SVGA display with 0.59-inch diagonal and consuming ~ 100 mW, the new shrink SVGA display has a 45% smaller area and consumes 30% less power.”
“There has been substantial concern in the past that the pixel size of our CyberDisplay LCD could not be reduced further,” Dr. Fan continued. “We have now shrunk the pixels by more than 1000 times compared to those used in current LCD TVs. Conventional LCD TVs and laptop screens can now be reduced to fingernail sizes, which could open major applications for displaying high-resolution images in mobile portable devices.”