Plasma, LCD, OLED… Enter Retina displays.
Will your next TV be a retina display? The clarity we get in Apple’s iPhone and new iPad could soon be available in larger format screens. Applied Materials, the company that makes electronics manufacturing equipment, has a technology that makes creating high clarity screens cheaper and easier to produce than the current method used by Apple. Applied Materials said they have new machines up and running with the new technology installed meaning TV’s could start rolling off production lines as early as this year. These new production machines have been sold to 5 of AM’s customers already, suspected to include Samsung, LG and Sharp, it is also rumoured that Apple are currently testing retina screens produced by Sharp perhaps for Apple’s much reported Apple TV.
Adoption of this new technology will bring high density pixel images to our homes, upgrading television picture quality to four times the resolution of the current 1080 pixel high-definition images.