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Demonstrating FLCOS

Eric explaining

IPhone and FLCOS

Marketing

Mostly battery

In the hand

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.

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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.

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

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A marketing display touting the advantages of FLCOS technology.

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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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This is how big the FLCOS technology is.

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