NEC announced its new "system-on-glass" LCDs, a relatively newish tech we've been hearing about for a while which can be used in PDAs and GPS devices. The company says that because the circuitry is built into the glass, these new displays will cost less to produce and can be built faster. There are four new models, including 2.7- or 3.5-inch screens that can be transflective or transmissive, so device makers have options if their device needs to be used outside or not. NEC will demo the displays at Flat Panel Display International 2006 to be held from October 18 to 20 at Pacifico Yokohama, Japan, and will begin mass producing them by February 2007. So if that means next year we'll get at least a few cheaper, thinner, better PDAs and other handhelds, we're all for it.

[Via Reg Hardware]

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NEC announces four "system-on-glass" LCDs