The United States should devise and develop a broadly based and well-understood strategy to capture a significant share of the future global display market. This will require a well-coordinated effort that brings together partners from government, universities, and industry. Important components of such a strategy include timely development of a low-cost manufacturing capability, ensuring a core competence in displays for military needs, and developing multidisciplinary university courses and curricula on display systems and applications. Other key elements are building a broad consensus on the evaluation, roadmapping, and prioritization of promising display technologies and improving the coupling of the device, systems, and graphics software communities. The strategy should consider, among other options, U.S. mass market reentry via current market niches (e.g., very small or very large displays) in which the United States has a strong technical position.



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