Samsung develops world’s slimmest LCD panel for mobile phones
Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. Korea has developed the world’s slimmest LCD panel measuring only 0.74 mm in thickness. In the recent trend for slimmer mobile phones, manufactures are increasingly reducing the thickness of compact LCD panels. The latest panel is a 2.3-inch model with a resolution of 320 x 240. It features a luminance of 300 cd/m2 and a gamut of 70% NTSC. Samsung has adopted frame technologies called “high-strength brick type bezel” and “multilayer hemming bezel.” to avoid degradation in strength and durability due to the reduced thickness. Samsung was issued 10 patents for its frame technologies in and outside Korea.
Samsung SDI announced that it has established the mass production technology of the thin panels, while completing the development of the 0.74 mm thick model. Initially, volume production of 1.29 mm thick panels is slated for launch in the second quarter of FY2007. This is about 0.4 mm thinner than the 1.7 mm thick panels currently under mass production by Samsung SDI.