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Sugimoto joined the company in 1993 while Kawase joined the company in 1991. The collaboration of engineers working on panel materials, drive designs, and production lines revolutionized 3D plasma panels.
In the world of 3D television, 2010 is year zero. We are attempting to recapture the sense of excitement that people experienced when watching television for the first time. Viewers will enjoy the new sensation of being a part of the video image and feeling that they could physically touch the image if they were to extend the hands. The video revolution that could make these sensations possible cannot be properly described without the technology behind full high-definition 3D panels. For this project, we interviewed Toru Kawase and Kazuhiko Sugimoto, the developers of the revolutionary 3D plasma panels.
The 3D revolution in plasma panels as brought to you by these developers is a new chapter in the history of television.
A panel with significantly improved luminous efficiency was perfected through the collaborative efforts of engineers from design development and material development.
Sugimoto: "To achieve the right brightness, we'd like to strengthen the phosphor that we use. The stronger the light being emitted, the longer the afterglow. Ours was a battle of contradictions. We produced numerous trial phosphors and succeeded in shortening the afterglow to approximately one-third for phosphor corresponding to R (red), G (green), and B (blue). (*2)"
Toru Kawase works to consolidate the aspirations of engineers through his designs.
The more he seeks, the more Kazuhiko Sugimoto becomes captivated by the appeal of phosphor.
Beautiful, inspiring, and environmentally friendly — we hope to introduce 3D televisions to the entire world for a brighter tomorrow. Driven by this goal, these developers work on the project every day.
* The photos and information of 3D Eyewear on this page are for models that were being marketed at the time of the interview.
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