Epson announces Photo Fine HR-equipped LCDs for mobile-phones

Epson today announced the development of Photo Fine HR transflective amorphous silicon TFT (a-TFT) liquid crystal displays (LCDs) for use in mobile devices. Photo Fine HR (High Reflect) enables both high visibility and low power consumption in a wide range of indoor and outdoor environments. The new Epson transflective LCDs use a transmissive mode with light provided by a backlight in darker environments, while outdoors and in other well-lit locations their reflective mode harnesses the surrounding light, reducing backlight power consumption.Photo Fine HR combines the high reflection technology that Epson Imaging Devices has developed over many years with an optical design that achieves dual transmissive-reflective functionality. The result is seamless visibility unaffected by the surrounding environment.

The new Photo Fine HR-equipped LCDs come in two sizes, 3 inches and 3.5 inches.Epson Imaging Devices will exhibit these LCDs at the Epson Group booth at FPD International 2008, which will be held from October 29 to 31 at Pacifico Yokohama, Japan. Samples of two new displays equipped with this technology are scheduled to ship in late October.