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Summertime, and the Living Is ... 3-D!
By Stephen P. Atwood

Industry News

Guest Editorial

Coming at You! 3-D Displays Finally Seem Headed for Commercial Success.
By Brian T. Schowengerdt

President's Corner

It's a Wrap for Display Week 2008.
By Paul Drzaic

The Business of Displays

Flexible Displays' Growth into a Multi-Billion-Dollar Industry Begins in 2008.
By Jennifer Colegrove

Consequences of Incorrect Focus Cues in Stereo Displays

Conventional stereo displays produce images in which focus cues blur and accommodation are inconsistent with the simulated depth. New display techniques that allow the presentation of nearly correct focus have been developed.
By Martin S. Banks, Kurt Akeley, David M. Hoffman, and Ahna R. Girshick

Refreshable Holographic 3-D Displays

In order to achieve holographic displays that can be refreshed, several properties must be combined, including efficient recording, erasing capability, and persistent storage (memory) of holograms. The development of the first updatable holographic 3-D display with memory, based on photorefractive polymers, is described.
By Savas Tay and Nasser Peyghambarian

A New Approach to Electro-Holography: Can This Move Holography into the Mainstream?

Holography holds great promise for use as 3-D displays, but to date several challenges have prevented the technology from becoming commercialized. But those obstacles are now starting to be overcome. A new approach to electro-holography is described.
By Hagen Stolle and Ralf Häussler

Scanned Voxel Displays

Conventional stereoscopic displays can cause viewers to experience eye fatigue and discomfort, as well as compromise image quality. Volumetric displays can overcome this problem, but only for small objects placed within a limited range of viewing distances and accommodation levels; they also cannot render occlusion cues correctly. One possible solution - multi-planar scanned voxel displays - is described here.
By Brian T. Schowengerdt and Eric J. Seibel

Touch the Future: Projected-Capacitive Touch Screens Reach for New Markets

Spurred by successful implementation in devices such as the Apple iPhone and the LG Prada phone, projective-capacitive touch screens seem poised for mass adoption in various applications. An overview of the technology and how to decide which type of projective-capacitance touch screen to use in your product is presented.
By John Feland

Journal of the SID Preview

Selected papers appearing in the June and July 2008 issues of the Journal of the SID are previewed.
By Aris Silzars

SID News

SID 2008 Honors and Awards Nomination Procedure.