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17 June 1994 World status of avionic AMLCD panels
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The avionics-grade active-matrix liquid-crystal display (AMLCD) is a highly-specialized display in a custom niche market. In Japan, the commercial AMLCD manufacturers have limited interest in this market for logical, business reasons. The sources of panels are now limited to Toshiba in Japan and OIS Optical Imaging Systems in the U.S. Several avionic electronics manufacturers have established their own source/relationships. The major ones are Honeywell with Hosiden, Sextant Avionique with Thomson LCD, and Litton Systems Canada Limited with their in-house source. The avionics AMLCD panel industry is less than ten years old and will not be mature for another ten years. The panel is perceived to be the ultimate display for avionics, satisfying all aviation display application needs. There is no flat panel option. As the industry matures, the CRT and classical instruments will continue to be replaced. Ultimately, the entire cockpit display ensemble will be AMLCD, as is the case in the new Boeing 777. The entire cockpit display set will be reduced to data bus, computers, and AMLCD panels.
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Lawrence E. Tannas Jr. "World status of avionic AMLCD panels", Proc. SPIE 2219, Cockpit Displays, (17 June 1994);


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