Sharp, on Friday, stated that it will be bringing the first-ever IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) LCDs. However, the company already began producing the world’s first high-performance LCD panels incorporating IGZO oxide semiconductors in March 2012 at Kameyama Plant No. 2. And now Sharp is expanding production scale through April to meet market demand.
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. As examples, it cited a seven-inch, 1280×800 display for tablets (at 217 ppi), a 10-inch 2560×1600 display (at 300 ppi), and a large 32-inch, 3840×2160 desktop display (at 140 ppi).
Sharp said the new technology allows for twice the detail of existing panels at the same transparency, which means high-resolution devices can be designed that require less power and space for backlighting. The company said the new displays cut power consumption by up to 90 percent versus those currently in use.
The company is rumored to have put as much as $1 billion into Sharp that may have been to get a ready source of displays. Stay tuned for more.
Source – Sharp