A new CRT technology, dubbed S-Cubed, could extend the life of CRTs, which many expect will be completely replaced by flat-panel displays. S-Cubed technology significantly reduces the depth of a CRT — 11-inches for a 32-inch tube, compared with 22-inches for traditional CRTd — while improving picture quality. The price premium over conventional CRTs is also expected to be minimal, at about 10 to 15 percent.