29 Oct '13, 3am
Smartphone makers weigh costs and advantages of TFT technologies, says DisplaySearch
Smartphone makers weigh costs and advantages of TFT technologies, says DisplaySearch Press release; Rodney Chan, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 29 October 2013] As 5-inch Full HD smartphone panels continue to gain traction and demand increases, manufacturers are beginning to implement new manufacturing technologies to reduce power consumption at higher resolutions. More than 100 million 5-inch panels will be shipped in 2013, 5% of all mobile phone displays. There are four kinds of manufacturing technologies that can produce the active matrix TFT backplane for 5-inch FHD smartphone panels: traditional a-Si TFT, oxide TFT, and LTPS TFT, all used with LCD, and LTPS TFT used as a backplane for AMOLED displays. "While Apple iPhone suppliers are focused on the production of LTPS LCDs, others with experience in oxide TFT are trying to address the issue and get a competitive advantage," said ...