Sharp Announced High Resolution IGZO LCD

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17 Apr, 2012 9:00 pm


The new iPad’s display looks great! We’re not sure we’d pick one up, but we still have to admit that the display is gorgeous so we’re please that there are more and more display manufacturers that are coming out with screen with very high resolutions.  Sharp has just announced a new series of High-resolution LCDs with the IGZO or Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide LCD.

What sets these new display’s apart is that are 90% more power efficient than non IGZO LCDs, while offering impressive resolutions.  We’re looking at 3840×2160 with a 140ppi on a 32” LCD the 10 inch size has a 2560×1600 300ppi and the 7 inch offers 800×1280 & 217ppi.

Press Release

In March 2012 at Kameyama Plant No. 2, Sharp began producing the world’s first high-performance LCD panels incorporating IGZO oxide semiconductors. Sharp is expanding production scale through April to meet market demand.

Kameyama Plant No. 2 first started operations in August 2006, manufacturing highly advanced LCD panels for TVs. Production systems have subsequently been reorganized to focus on producing small- and medium-sized LCD panels for the world’s rapidly growing smartphone and tablet terminal markets.

Employing advanced IGZO oxide semiconductors enables Sharp to produce LCDs with smaller thin-film transistors and increased pixel transparency, thus allowing for lower energy consumption. In addition, proprietary UV2A*3 photo-alignment technology employed in Sharp’s AQUOS LCD TVs enables these displays to achieve high image quality.

Sharp will encourage the application of its new high-resolution LCD panels to high-definition notebook PCs and LCD monitors-which are both expected to grow in demand-as well as to mobile devices. Sharp will also contribute to creating markets for attractive new products.
Sample Specifications of LCD Panels Incorporating IGZO

For LCD Monitors Display size 32 inches
No. of pixels 3,840 x 2,160
Pixel density 140 ppi

For High-Definition Notebook PCs Display size 10 inches
No. of pixels 2,560 x 1,600
Pixel density 300 ppi

For Tablet Terminals Display size 7 inches
No. of pixels 800 x 1,280
Pixel density 217 ppi

Via Sharp via Akihabaranews,

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