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Sharp IGZO displays find customers, to arrive in Q2 2013

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Sharp IGZO displays find customers, to arrive in Q2 2013
Sharp’s IGZO display technology is innovative in that it reduces significantly the power hunger of screens, and it was earlier rumored to even come on the iPad mini. Truth is, LG Display (mostly) and AU Optronics are the two main suppliers for the 7.9-inch Apple tablet, but good news is that IGZO displays will be coming to devices in the first quarter of 2013 in Asia, and the second quarter of next year for Western market.

“A domestic company will probably offer products using IGZO display panels from the first quarter of the calendar year,” a senior Sharp executive said. “As for foreign brands, you will probably see such products in the second quarter.”

Earlier Sharp had struggled to find customers for its new screen technology, but now it seems those problems are largely gone.

Sharp will first start offering IGZO screens in Japan with the 4.9-inch Sharp Aquos phone and a 7-inch Aquos Pad tablet.

source: Bloomberg

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posted on 23 Nov 2012, 05:22 1

1. darkskoliro (Posts: 1066; Member since: 07 May 2012)

Once we reach power saving yet powerful SoCs, with nice powersaving 1080p screens, with battery capacities that are doubled in the same space, with fast 64gb+ storage, and awesome docks to connect to TV & PC, we wont have much more fun news to hear :( And I feel like this is all going to happen in a year or two

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 05:46 2

2. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 381; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

innovation welcomed

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 05:54 1

3. darkskoliro (Posts: 1066; Member since: 07 May 2012)

I think google glass might have an impact on the phone industry, with new ideas like that coming up

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 07:55 2

4. redmd (Posts: 1147; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

power is good. but what about contrast sharpness sunlight legibility reflectivity and viewing angles?

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 19:48

5. pwnarena (Posts: 1128; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)

i hope what they meant with "domestic company" is sony. sony should be using better displays now. their mobile displays have been inferior.

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