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Passive

Income or loss from business activities in which a person does not materially participate, such as a limited partnership.

Passive

Income (or loss) from an investment in which an individual does not directly participate. The most common types of passive income are rents from property one owns and income from a limited partnership. Some analysts consider income from dividends and coupons to be passive income while others do not. Passive income is taxable, but it is often treated differently from active income.
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Restricting ourselves to the 23 verbs for which the total number of attested infinitival complements exceeds one hundred (Table 2), there are even five verbs that more often have an active than a passive matrix.
Liquid Crystal Displays (Active Matrix LCDs, Passive Matrix
Dialog Semiconductor's Manoj Thanigasalam, VP & GM of Dialog's displays system business unit says, 'We are delighted that TDK will demonstrate W-QVGA panels using Dialog's first SmartXtend(TM) based driver IC at the FPD show, which clearly proves the quality and advantages which our SmartXtend(TM) technology brings to passive matrix OLED displays.
These features reduce peak current by up to 30 percent and power consumption by up to 30 percent compared to conventional passive matrix driving schemes, significantly extending the lifetime of passive matrix OLED displays.
The company has been providing passive matrix LCD solutions for mobile phones, automotive products, industrial equipment and other applications.
The new SmartXtend(TM) technology, which utilizes a number of innovative design techniques including a unique multi-line addressing scheme, accurate dynamic current matching and state-of-the-art power management, will form the basis of a new family of display drivers to be developed by Dialog Semiconductor for passive matrix OLEDs.
Such forward-looking statements include (i) the potential of Three-Five's passive matrix LCDs and the ability of Mitsui to successfully penetrate the Korean and Taiwanese LCD markets, (ii) expectation regarding the successful commercial integration of Three-Five's products into consumer end use products, and (iii) expectations regarding the amount of sales derived from the Far East market.
Rudiger Muller, CEO at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, commented: "We have decided for strategic reasons to withdraw from the passive matrix display business and close our production line in Penang.
The technique allows passive matrix LCDs to emulate active matrix LCDs by using customized semiconductors to scan multiple lines of the display simultaneously, rather than the standard approach of one-line-at-a-time.
Because of very intense competition, small and mid-size manufacturers across the region have progressed from TN/HTN/STN passive matrix technologies to higher-end color STN (CSTN) and active matrix thin film transistor (TFT) technologies.
Sophisticated power management circuitry, pin compatibility for a low cost path to next generation features and products, and enhanced support for the latest active matrix TFT and passive matrix DSTN LCD panels are also key elements of the ATI-264LT design.
640 x 480 resolution, color passive matrix liquid crystal displays, both single and dual scan, with 16 data lines.