This paper is an introduction to a group of eighteen papers on electronic display research and development within IBM. Displays in the computer industry and some of the directions display research is taking are discussed. A motivation for the IBM work on increasing the spatial resolution and image content of various liquid crystal displays is offered. Finally, the significant progress in IBM's display technology over the last decade is discussed.
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