How RCA lost the LCD Posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 at 7:28 am. PTWritten by Jim Dalrymple What a fascinating story. dr.no No company can wait 40 years for tech to move from the lab to shelfs. RCA didn’t lose anything. Japanese government subsidized transistor, chip equipment, miniaturization for 30+ years for LCD to come to market.chips had miniaturize and have high bandwidth and speed in order to match the quality of Tube.ridiculous title.In the Wiki of LCD there is gap from 1972 to 1983 on history of LCD.