LED Backlit LCD Displays Emerging

Toshiba has joined Sony, Asus, and Fujitsu in the move to replace the Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (CCFL) back light of LCD displays with Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), according to DailyTech.

LEDs have much to offer; now Toshiba Matsushita Display Technology Corp will enter the field with new displays that range from 8.9-in (23 cm.) to 13.3-in (34 cm.) aimed at UltraMobile PCs (UMPCs), notebooks, and tablet PCs.

"With LED technology, manufacturers can produce thinner, lighter LCD panels which offer superior contrast and luminance," DailyTech said. "Other perks include high brightness levels, faster response times and lower power consumption than traditional CCFL LCD displays."

The power consumption for the 13.3-in display was estimated at 4 watts. Brightness was estimated at 300 cd/m^2 (candela per square meter) for the larger displays.