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Sony Abandoning FED Development

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Sony has announced that it will be shutting down its Field Emission Display development, primarily because of "difficulty in raising funds for the acquisition of plant and equipment investment."
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FED has been widely touted as a true successor to CRT display technology; hardly surprising as it works on similar principles - though on a more compact scale. The technology was recently demonstrated running Gran Turismo 5 at 250fps and at that time Sony was suggesting production units would be available in 2009. Not any more.

Sony spin-off Field Emission Technologies is to be liquidated, the implication being that Sony is completely calling quits on FED - with no plans to resume development at a later date. Considering Sony was FED's biggest proponent, it seems unlikely anything will come of the technology now.

It looks like we're counting on OLED as our next-generation display technology.

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Impress.

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