Researchers at Japanese chemical company Teijin and Yamaguchi University claimed that they’ve come up a new production method to reduce the weight of LCD displays. Compared with conventional LCD displays with silicon solid-state devices placed on glass substrates, the new technology features a thin layer of heat-resistant silicon dioxide on plastic.
The improvement results in less heat will be generated and TVs that are 50% lighter. According to the researchers, the new tech also leads to clearer images. The LCD TVs should be on the market in 2013.