Seiko has introduced what it says are the first off-the-shelf LCD displays developed using Chip-On-Glass technology. Dubbed Seiko Instruments Vitrium(TM), the displays are based on a patented gold-plating process technology optimized for quality performance and high contrast. Chip-On-Glass has an overall thickness of less than 2.0 mm and incorporates slim-chip LCD driver circuits onto the surface of the glass. The technology is designed primarily for use in the telecommunications, PDA, and GPS markets. The Seiko Instruments Vitrium(TM) G8 (240 X 160 Graphic Chip-On-Glass Display) features a viewing area of 60.0 X 51.4 mm and a dot pitch of 0.24 mm. Seiko Instruments USA Inc. Product Code 4407
The implementation of a new diesel fuel standard in the US has considerably improved the environmental performance of diesel vehicles. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that the new ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel has combined with other improved technologies to reduce diesel's particulate matter (PM) emissions by 99%.
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