Dramatic growth expected in military flat-panel-display market
According to Frost and Sullivan (Mountain View, CA), the US military demand for flat-panel displays (FPDs) hit $415 million in 1996, but by 2005 the total market for defense- and avionics-related FPDs is projected to surpass $4 billion, according to the company`s report U.S. Military Display Markets. The Department of Defense favors FPDs over cathode-ray tubes for a variety of applications because FPDs offer better resolution, contrast, and mean-time-between-failure rates, while using less space and power, according to the report. Active-matrix liquid-crystal displays currently make u¥the majority of military FPDs, but electroluminescent, plasma, and field-emission displays are entering the market as competitive alternatives. More information can be found on the World Wide Web at www.frost.com.