1 July 1997 Completing the LCD backlight manufacturing development program
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The US Display Consortium (USDC) selected SAIC to establish a manufacturing operation for LCD backlights to foster the growth of the US LCD industry. The development agreement requires SAIC and the USDC to cost share the 4.3 million dollar effort which will result into a manufacturing capability to produce 12,000 backlight assemblies a year. The backlight assemblies have a range of sizes to match the LCD sizes - from 4 inches by 4 inches to 10 inches by 12.5 inches. The units are projected to support the demanding military display requirements and also have a lower cost, lower performance version to meet industrial display requirements where sunlight readability and rugged features are important. The units are not projected to compete with the simple, edge lit backlights in commercial, lap-top computers. The production capability is planned to be in place in early 1997.
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Lynn P. Altadonna, Lyle Brady, "Completing the LCD backlight manufacturing development program", Proc. SPIE 3057, Cockpit Displays IV: Flat Panel Displays for Defense Applications, (1 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.277011; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.277011


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