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ACTIVE. The opposite, of passive. We say active debts, or debts due to us; passive debts are those we owe.

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Cheng, "New pixel circuits for driving active matrix organic light emitting diodes," Solid-State Electronics, vol.
The $1,389.98 price includes these battery options as well as an Intel Pentium-M Processor 750 (1.86GHz), a 15.0-inch XGA TFT Active Matrix Display, 512MB of DDR2 memory, a 40GB hard drive and integrated Intel 802.11g Wireless.
They aim to develop longer lasting display devices with high efficiency by ''combining UDC's proprietary high efficiency electrophosphorescent materials and Sony's proprietary low temperature polysilicon active matrix OLED technology,'' Sony said in a press release.
The NBX systems feature a large, active matrix color TFT LCD display with adjustable tilt and a screen brightness of 150 nits.
Specifically designed for turning applications, Anilam's 4200T CNC control has a 12.1" active matrix TFT display.
The ability to convert a LCD production line to LEP includes both passive and active matrix displays.
Philips Electronics NV has completed its $1.6bn acquisition of a 50% interest in South Korea's LG LCD, the active matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD) business of the LG Electronics Co Ltd.
Dutch electronics giant Royal Philips Electronics has reached a preliminary agreement to buy a 50% stake in the active matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD) business of Korea's LG Electronics (formerly Lucky Goldstar) for USD1.6 billion (Euro 1.48 billion).
In some cases, the active matrix, liquid crystal display even has better picture quality than a CRT monitor." Reddy predicts FPDs will become the dominant market product by 2006 and the only type of monitor available by 2010.
The system, delivered via a high-speed Internet connection and powered by Unisys' advanced server computers using Windows NT, provides computers with flat panel, active matrix touch screens in hotel rooms to enable guests to access information about the hotel and about local attractions, to access e-mail accounts and productivity tools, to read news and weather reports and to play interactive games.
Active matrix verbs should therefore not be cast aside as rare occurrences.
All three models feature a 1.4Gb or 2.1Gb hard disk drive with either a 12.1-inch active matrix TFT or STN color display.