This section provides an overview for vacuum fluorescent displays as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 7 vacuum fluorescent display manufacturers and their company rankings. Here are the top-ranked vacuum fluorescent display companies as of March, 2024: 1.ZKTECOPOS, LTD, 2.OSA Electronics Company Limited, 3.Futaba.
Vacuum fluorescent displays (VFDs) are a type of display technology that uses an electron tube mechanism to illuminate a phosphor coating, producing light. Developed in 1966 by Noritake Ise Electronics in Japan, VFDs were a precursor to LEDs in displaying information on electronic devices.
VFDs are utilized in various fields, from home appliances and automotive displays to amusement products and digital signage. Their vibrant blue-green light enhances visibility and aesthetic appeal, functioning well in diverse temperature conditions.
A VFD operates by heating a filament to emit electrons, which then collide with a phosphor coating to produce light. This process involves components such as the filament, grid, and anode within a vacuum glass tube, allowing for precise control over which segments light up.
When comparing VFDs with other display technologies like LCDs, LEDs, and Organic EL displays, consider factors such as viewing angles, contrast ratios, operating temperatures, cost, and display density. While VFDs offer unique benefits such as high visibility and low-temperature performance, they may suffer from phosphor degradation and burn-in over time.
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NORITAKE ITRON CORP. is a company that designs, manufactures, and sells electronic components. It is headquartered in Ise, Taiki-cyo Watarai-gun, Japan, and was established in 1966. The company The company specializes in providing a diverse range of display solutions. Its products such as Vacuum Fluorescent Displays (VFDs), Capacitive Touch Switches, LCD Touch Screen Modules, EMI Shield Windows, and Digital Signage are used in many applications, including automotive, industrial, and medical. The company was formed by the merger of NORITAKE Corporation, a manufacturer of VFDs, and ITRON Corporation, a manufacturer of electronic components. NORITAKE ITRON CORP. is a subsidiary of NORITSU Corporation.
ZKTECOPOS Ltd., based in Tangxia, Dongguan, and established in 1998, is a manufacturer of customized POS software. It operates as a specialized wing of ZKTeco, providing tailored point-of-sale (POS) solutions to various industries. The company offers a range of POS accessories, including thermal printers, barcode scanners, MSRs, LCDs, and VFDs. These accessories are designed to enhance business operations by facilitating functions such as inventory management, menu customizations, sales reporting, customer management, and marketing initiatives.
NORITAKE CO., LIMITED, established in 1904 as Nippon Toki Kaisha, Ltd., is a Japanese manufacturer headquartered in Nagoya, Aichi, specializing in tableware and technological products. The company crafts fine porcelain and bone china Western-style tableware, glassware, and cutlery, catering to residential and commercial settings. The company also offers ceramics in various forms, including electronic ceramic powder and engineering ceramics, thick film circuit substrates, and vacuum fluorescent displays. Other offerings include provides grinding and polishing tools, such as grinding and cubic boron nitride (CBN) wheels, as well as coated abrasives. The company further offers filtration systems and thin cut master (TCM) machines.
Futaba, founded in Japan, in 1985 is a manufacturer of vacuum tubes, electronic equipment, and radio control equipment. The company's product portfolio includes OLED Displays, Touch Sensors, Electronic Modules, Radio Control Equipments for Industrial Use, and Radio Control Equipments for Hobby Use. The company serves industries such as Oil and Gas, Aerospace and Defense, Automotive and Transportation, Construction, and Power Generation. The company provides services such as Product Selection Guidance, Engineering Support, and Custom Manufacturing.
OSA Electronics Company Limited, based in Barcelona, Cataluña, was established in 2003 as a manufacturer in the electronics industry, specializing in OEM, EMS, and CEM services. The company serves industries like aerospace electronics, automation, robotics, and power electronics. It offers a complete electronics design and manufacturing service, including prototype development, PCB assembly, and volume box build. Its PCB assembly services include prototype PCB assembly, low- and medium-volume PCB assembly, fully turnkey PCB assembly, conformal coating, and more.
Newhaven Display, established in 1986 and headquartered in New Haven, Connecticut, is a manufacturer and supplier of LCD displays. The company’s product range consists of character LCDs, graphic LCDs, touchscreen LCDs, OLED displays, and custom displays. It serves diverse industries including medical, consumer electronics, automotive, aerospace, and defense. Offering design, engineering, certification, supply chain management, and technical support services, Newhaven the company is devoted to delivering efficient LCD displays. With ISO 9001:2015 certification, the company upholds rigorous quality standards. With over 3 decades of experience, the company is an ideal supplier with a robust customer base worldwide.
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