LONDON LG.Philips LCD has developed a TFT-LCD panel measuring only 1.3mm in thickness including the module for use in super-slim mobile phones.
The company says it is the thinnest panel of its type under development, 32 percent slimmer than the TFT-LCD panels currently in use for mobile phones. However, the display maker did not outline any timescales for manufacturing the part.
It added the development would enable mobile phone manufacturers to produce mobile phones even slimmer than the 6.9 mm thick phones available today. The panel would also make it possible to create slide-up phones that break the 10 mm barrier.
L.G.Philips also said in a statement Thursday (Sept. 28) the display is even slimmer than OLEDs, which are typically between 1.5 and 1.8mm. "This refutes the myth that LCDs are thicker than OLEDs," the company noted.
The 1.3mm LCD panel will be demonstrated for the first time at the SID Mobile Displays 2006 exhibition and conference being held in San Diego, California on October 3rd, 2006.
Ultra-thin LED backlight technology can raise the brightness of the panel to 400 nits. The company used internally developed light guide plate and glass substrate technologies to further reduce the panel’s thickness, so that brightness is between 200 and 300 nits.
The LCD panel uses L.G.Philips’ patent pending structural modification technology to provide greater durability without the need for a stainless steel plate to protect the LCD's components.