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LCDs pay off handsomely for innovator

May 04, 20061 min
Data Center

James Fergason, the self-described “first guy who saw what [liquid crystal displays] were really good for,” has been given a $500,000 award for a lifetime of inventions that have advanced computer, medical and other industries. Read more here.

While Fergason began his work on LCDs back in the ’50s, the timing of the award is quite appropriate today given the pace at which companies are cranking out LCD-based products, such as TVs. A quick search on our Web site pulled up recent stories on everyone from Corning to LG.Philips to Sharp to Samsung either investing millions in LCD development, reorganizing their businesses around the technology or making other significant LCD-related moved.

Bob Brown,