Sharp to commercialize world's first small-and medium-size LCD panels using oxide semiconductor

Apr 21, 2011

Sharp Corporation has developed high performance small- and medium-size LCD panels using oxide semiconductor, InGaZnO. Production of these new LCD panels will aim to start at Kameyama Plant No.2 within this year.

Meeting the strong demand for small- and medium-size LCD panels used in smart phones and tablet terminals, is accompanied by an increased need for display quality, including high resolution and high picture quality, light weight and compact design, and high energy efficiency.

In collaboration with Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd., Sharp has developed and will commercialize a thin-film transistor using a new material, InGaZnO, a world's first. High energy performance LCD panels will be made possible by downsizing the transistor and by increasing the light transmittance for each pixel. In addition, Sharp's unique UV2A technology will achieve high display quality small- and medium- size LCD panels. The cost-competitive high efficiency production line will use 8th-generation glass substrates, and will utilize the current Kameyama Plant No.2 production line, with manufacturing to start within this year.

Kameyama Plant No.2 has started operation from August 2006, and has been producing cutting-edge LCD panels for TVs. From now on, this plant will additionally produce cutting-edge small- and medium-size LCD panels. Sharp will continue to further strive to make an advancement of state-of-the-art LCD panel plant using its unique production technology.

Explore further: Infineon offers application optimized bipolar power modules introducing cost-effective solder bond modules

Provided by Sharp Communication

4 /5 (1 vote)
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Sharp Installs Second Production Line for Large LCD Panels

Jul 28, 2004

In response to expanding demand for large LCD panels for LCD TVs, Sharp Corporation will install a second production line for large-format LCDs within the Kameyama Plant, in which the company will start operation in August ...

Sony to establish ST Mobile Display Corporation

Mar 31, 2005

Second Manufacturing Base for Low-Temperature Polysilicon TFT LCD Panels for Mobile Products Sony Corporation today announced the establishment of "ST Mobile Display Corporation". This follows Sony's purchase of the LCD p ...

65V-inches World's Largest LCD Color TV

Oct 05, 2004

A Quantum Leap in LCD TV Screen Size Sharp Corporation has successfully developed a 65V-inch AQUOS LCD color TV, the industry’s first and world's largest. The TV's full-spec, high-definition, 6.22-million ...

Recommended for you

A green data center with an autonomous power supply

1 hour ago

A new data center in the United States is generating electricity for its servers entirely from renewable sources, converting biogas from a sewage treatment plant into electricity and water. Siemens implemented ...

After a data breach, it's consumers left holding the bag

2 hours ago

Shoppers have launched into the holiday buying season and retailers are looking forward to year-end sales that make up almost 20% of their annual receipts. But as you check out at a store or click "purchase" on your online shopping cart ...

Can we create an energy efficient Internet?

2 hours ago

With the number of Internet connected devices rapidly increasing, researchers from Melbourne are starting a new research program to reduce energy consumption of such devices.

Brain inspired data engineering

3 hours ago

What if next-generation ICT systems could be based on the brain's structure and its cognitive and adaptive processes? A groundbreaking paradigm of brain-inspired intelligent ICT architectures is being born.

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.