Fujitsu Develops Curved Plasma Tube Array

Posted Thu May 13, 2010 at 11:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

Pillar and corner mounted plasma advertizing (plasmertizing?) is on the way.

It's hard not to envision 'Blade Runner' while thinking about Fujitsu's new curved plasma display. It's designed for advertizing after all, and that was one of the most memorable things about the film. But it's such an overused comparison so we'll go with 'The Fifth Element.'

Either way, Fujitsu's display is a very cool step forward. It uses the display technology created by Shinoda plasma that was demonstrated a few years back. Millimeter high plasma tubes are stacked tightly in batches of red, blue, and green. That allows the display to be not only flexible, but thin as well.

The displays are a meter square, and can be curved to fit different structures. You won't be able to get the full 90 degree bend, but a nice gentle curve on a large pillar works out nicely.

Fujitsu's new screens won't be available until later in the year, and there's no telling when we'll start seeing them out in public.

Source: Good Gear Guide

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