Sharp to begin production of IGZO LCD panels for Smartphones at Kameyama Plant No. 2
Sharp has commercialized production of IGZO LCD panels for smartphones and will begin manufacturing them at its Kameyama Plant No. 2 within this year. Using 8th-generation glass substrates, Sharp will be the first company in the world to achieve commercial production of high-definition LCD panels for smartphones—something that was previously considered difficult to achieve. The highly efficient production levels achievable with 8th-generation glass substrates will be made possible by an optimized production process as well as by IGZO technology’s ability to enable smaller thin-film transistors and increased light transmittance.
Having introduced IGZO display technology in March 2012, Sharp has since been producing small- and medium-size LCD panels for tablet and notebook PCs as well as larger LCD panels for high-resolution LCD monitors. Sharp will work to meet vigorously growing demand for LCDs in the smartphone market by taking advantage of the energy efficiency, super-high resolution, and high-performance touchscreen functionality of its IGZO LCD panels.