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Tuesday, October 01, 2002
$120m Philippine geothermal expansion
: "PNOC-Energy Development Corp. (EDC) president and chief executive officer Sergio Apostol told reporters that $40 million will be used to put up an additional 20-megawatt (MW) Nasuji, Palinpinon (III) steamfield in Valencia, Negros Oriental. The Development Bank of the Philippines and the Kreditanstalt Fur Wiederauafdau (KFW) of Germany will provide the $40 million. KFW will finance the remaining $80 million for EDC's expansion of the Tawanon project." 9:22:20 PM
Sharp display shows 3-D images: Sharp is demonstrating a low cost 3-D LCD. They cite a breakthrough in 2001 that "enabled a single LCD to switch between 2-D and 3-D display electrically. The 3-D display is basically designed for personal use, as the "sweet spot" for viewing is narrow and thus sufficient for only one person. An indicator on the display changes color to inform a user of the best position for viewing the display. As a next step, the research team is looking to support better 3-D effects and to widen the viewing position to support multiple users. Sharp has developed prototypes of 4-inch, 7-inch, 8.4-inch and 15-inch panels for applications ranging from electric reference, games and still-image systems. It is possible Sharp would license the technology to help expand the 3-D LCD market. "We seriously want to create a 3-D imaging system market. That's why we appealed to form a 3D consortium," he said. Thirteen companies have said they are interested in joined the 3-D consortium, including Microsoft, the Japanese unit of Eastman Kodak, Sony, Toshiba, Sanyo, Fuji Photo Film, Olympus, NTT data and Imagica." 8:51:19 AM