LG.Philips LCD has developed the world’s slimmest thin-film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panel, measuring only 1.3 mm in thickness, including the module.
This new panel is 32 percent slimmer than the displays currently in use for mobile phones, which normally measure between 1.9 and 2.9 mm.
It will let manufacturers produce mobile phones even slimmer than the 6.9 mm ones available today. This panel will also make it possible to create slide-up phones that break the 10 mm barrier.
Not Sacrificing Brightness for Size
In addition to its ultra-thin display backlight technology that can raise the brightness of the panel to 400 nits (cd/m2), LG.Philips LCD used new very-thin light guide plate and glass substrate technologies to further reduce the panel’s thickness. Current brightness is between 200 and 300 nits (cd/m2).
This super-slim screen also uses the company’s patent pending structural modification technology to provide greater durability without the need for a stainless steel plate to protect the LCD’s components.
LG.Philips LCD unveiled its new LCD panel for super-slim phones at the SID Mobile Displays 2006, in San Diego this week.