Sanyo Epson has developed a 2.2-inch amorphous silicon TFT liquid-crystal display (LCD) that is just 1.1 mm thick, ideal for mobile phones and other portable devices.
Two week ago, LG.Philips LCD has unveiled its 1.3mm LCD panel for super-slim phones. Sanyo Epson has a thinner answer. The company has developed an ultra-thin 2.2-inch amorphous TFT LCD that is just 1.1mm thick focusing on producing the thinner and lighter components demanded in the mobile devices market. This launch is part of its HCL-S strategy (High quality, Compact design, Low power consumption, System solutions). The new ultra-thin amorphous TFT display is designed specifically for use in mobile phones, where the trend toward slimmer devices is especially pronounce.
Sanyo Epson succeeded in developing this 1.1-mm-thick amorphous TFT LCD by using ultra-thin components, including the backlight, polarizing plate, and glass substrate. By incorporating its proprietary design technology to boost transmissivity, Sanyo Epson was able to achieve high surface brightness of more than 350 candelas per square meter, as well as QVGA (320 x 240 pixel) high definition. These features make the new ultra-thin LCD ideal for displaying video and receiving One Seg, a new service in Japan enabling digital TV broadcasts to be viewed on mobile phones.
Sanyo Epson now exhibits the ultra-thin 2.2-inch amorphous silicon LCD at FPD International 2006 organized by Nikkei Business Publications, which is held from October 18 to 20 at Pacifico Yokohama. The company intends to commercialize the new display both in Japan and overseas.