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Sharp talks up its IGZO display technology at CES 2013, Apple said to be a "prime candidate"

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It looks like Sharp is completely serious about that IGZO thing - the revolutionary screen technology that's been in the works for years. As it turns out, Sharp has spent a good deal of time at CES 2013 to talk IGZO up, carefully explaining what the benefits of the technology are, compared to today's popular screen technologies like LCD and AMOLED.

As some of you may know, IGZO promises some pretty big stuff. How about being able to easily double the resolution of a screen, while dramatically reducing its power consumption (80-90%) at the same time? Not bad, right? The technology actually has this special characteristic which allows it to continue displaying an image even after all power supply to the display has been stopped. Neat stuff!

Interestingly, Topeka analyst Brian White was also present at Sharp's media event at CES, mentioning that Apple is believed to be a "prime candidate" for IGZO. We've certainly heard that before, and if it's indeed true, that would mean an enormous boost for IGZO distribution in its early days.

via: AppleInsider

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posted on 08 Jan 2013, 09:39 5

1. cnyte (Posts: 28; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)

Can't wait to see a phone with that display!

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 09:47 8

3. MeoCao (unregistered)

Wow, the girl is beautiful, much more impressive than the display lol

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 12:59 2

8. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

I know why Apple is the "PRIME candidate", they already have a phone that bends quite nicely. It's called the iPhone 5. lol

Sharp is only generating buzz for its display. BOTH Android because of its sheer market hold & Apple for their tremendous bank funds will see this display.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 09:43 7

2. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Companies always slightly exaggerate their tech stats in precentages etc. in their products,one or two in particular are guilty of taking that to a bit of an excessive level,sharp here clearly fall into that category,however in doing this it certainly puts them in the right spot to be bed buddies with Apple!

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 09:49 4

4. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)

Now that are some exciting promises. Considering the display accounts for about 50% of power consumption, it could virtually double battery life of any mobile device.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 10:02

5. mick25 (banned) (Posts: 110; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

Is there an actual test to back up these claims?

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 10:21 4

6. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)

I am a wee bit confused right now...IGZO tech is not replacing LCD or AMOLED screen technologies, IGZO is a material from wich the TFT matrice is built from, not the screen itself, get your facts straight...untill now we had TFT made out of aSi and LTPS, the later one being much better but more expensive too, IGZO is said to reduce the cost and be even better than LTPS in regard of power consumption and resolution, and in there lays its advantage, so to recap IGZO is not a new screen tech it is new TFT matrice tech, we will still have LCD and AMOLED screens until something new is invented

I hope my grammar is adequate for you all to understand me

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 11:14

7. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

Put it on a phone and I'll buy it @@

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 11:41

9. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

What about apple's precious retina??? Are they going to give it up? The end of the world as we know it

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