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Photos: A smartphone as a movie projector?

Already in prototype, microdisplay technology from Micron could soon make it possible to project anything, anywhere from small devices.

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Demonstrating FLCOS

CNET News reporter Daniel Terdiman got a demonstration of microdisplay technology at Micron Technology, in Boise, Idaho, as part of Road Trip 2009. Called FLCOS, or fast liquid crystal on silicon, the microdisplays could soon be embedded in smartphones, allowing anyone to share content on just about any kind of screen.
Click here for the entire Road Trip 2009 package.
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Eric explaining

Micron's Eric Boles said that Micron's most likely initial marketing approach for FLCOS is to try to sell businesspeople on the idea that they can make presentations anywhere they want at anytime, and just with the smallest devices.
Click here for the entire Road Trip 2009 package.
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IPhone and FLCOS

An iPhone is tethered to the prototype microdisplay, allowing it to project content that's on Apple's smartphone.
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Marketing

A marketing display touting the advantages of FLCOS technology.
Click here for the entire Road Trip 2009 package.
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Mostly battery

This shows how much of the existing microdisplay prototype is its battery. The actual projection element is only a fraction of the overall size.
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In the hand

This is how big the FLCOS technology is.
Click here for the entire Road Trip 2009 package.

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