Sony, Sharp, Hitachi Displays: R&D to Reduce LCD TV Power Consumption

On September 14, Sony, Sharp and Hitachi Displays announced a joint technology study aimed at reducing LCD TV power consumption. The three companies are targeting 2011 to develop technology that will reduce power consumption to less than 50% of current levels. One current effort that has been undergoing in the notebook market has been the transition from CCFL backlights to LED backlights to reduce power consumtpion and profile. In my opinion, a thinner and lighter device positively impacts our environment and productivity as it requires less materials to manufacture (less polution) and less effort to lug around.

Source: Japan Today

[tags]Sharp, Sharp, Hitachi Displays, LCD TV, Power Consumption, LED Backlight[/tags]

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