MANHASST, N.Y. Sony Corp. announced Tuesday (Sept. 14) it would begin mass production of full-color, Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays this month, with the first application being the company's CLIE PEG-VZ90 handheld personal entertainment device.
Measuring 3.8 in. diagonally, the display provides a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels, and shows 262,144 colors. Brightness is 150 candelas per square meter, and viewing angle is 180 degrees.
According to Sony, the OLED display measures 2.14 mm thick and can show TV content and digital still images. As with other OLED displays, the device does not require a backlight and can be made thinner than liquid crystal displays.
Sony announced plans to build active-matrix OLED displays 18 months ago, partnering with Toyota Industries as the company aggressively pursues advanced display development.
Besides its OLED venture, Sony struck a deal with Korea's Samsung to form S-LCD to develop and build LCD panels for flat-panel TVs. The joint venture company began operating in July.