- LCD displays contine their march into a wide range of applications, including cell phones, laptops, notebooks, computer monitors, large-screen TVs, and digital signage.
- Plasma display panels (PDPs) maintain their efforts to compete with LCDs, particularly in large-screen TV markets. Designers now seek higher luminous efficiency, lower power consumption, and better resolution.
- Organic light-emittting diodes (OLEDs) will emerge in the next wave of flat-panel displays, taking on many applications now served by LCDs and other technologies. The quest for longer lifetimes continues.
- Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are becoming ubiquitous. Two hot areas involve backlighting for LCDs to reduce power consumption and general white-light illumination uses for offices and homes.