When are thin CRTs expected?

allies

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Hey all...I'm going to be building a new computer around August next year, and I was wondering if thin CRTs are gonna be out by or around then. I think these will be a great alternative to LCDs...cheaper, brighter, they don't have native resolutions, and so on, and I would definitley want one to go along with my next computer.
 

Gosharkss

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Don?t hold your breath. The company that was pioneering that technology has abandoned the project.
 

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Originally posted by: Gosharkss
Don?t hold your breath. The company that was pioneering that technology has abandoned the project.

wasnt it IBM that was doing research on this?
 

Gosharkss

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The company that I knew of was Candesent, maybe IBM is doing something they always have something up their sleeve. However my bet would be they are working on LCD technology.

 

allies

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Yea, I remember hearing the name Candesent...so they've abandoned it completely? Any details? I thought this would have been a very viable alternative to LCDs.
 

dayg

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did a search for that company name....nothing comes up....oh well...
 

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Originally posted by: PepperBreath
It's Candescent.

The webpage is still up. Looks like they're still working on it.

Pepper here is a newspaper article from 2001

Published on December 11, 2001, San Jose Mercury News (CA)
CANDESCENT ABANDONS ITS GRAND PLANS
PRODUCT SHIFTED
50 LET GO
San Jose's Candescent Technologies, a designer of high-tech flat-panel displays that raised more than $600 million in venture capital, is abandoning plans to make its product -- becoming one of the largest start-ups to fizzle in Silicon Valley history. The company laid off at least 50 of its approximately 100 workers last week, and is now slimming down to a remnant of its former self to license its technology to anyone who will buy it, company leaders and investors confirmed.

I'm really disappointed about this, I also thought this was a up and comming technology.

Try calling them and see what they say.