New LG display panel technology hopes to make devices thinner and lighter
South Korean manufacturer LG has revealed its plans to make devices slimmer and lighter with new Advanced In-Cell Touch (AIT) display panels for notebook PCs.
The company says it will now start manufacturing mass production of the displays, which have already been used in the company’s flagship LG G4 smartphone, in the second half of this year.
The new AIT panels will feature Full HD LCD displays supporting up to 1080p resolution, and will be available for laptops and notebooks with 14in and 15.6in screens.
LG says the new displays will be up to 25 percent thinner than previous editions, and can weigh up to 35 percent lighter (around 200g) than a typical laptop touchscreen. The new displays also offer a brighter and clearer screen picture since there is no light loss or light reflection caused by the cover glass.
The company says it is “engaged in active discussions” with customers to supply different panel sizes, and anticipates many of them will be used to show off the glory of Windows 10 when it arrives later this month.
In addition, LG is also working on an AIT-based panel for pen touch functions, which looks to target the two-in-one PCs market that has become increasingly popular with many customers.
“The AIT technology is the most optimized and best solution to lead the touch embedded notebook PC market as it delivers excellent touch response as well as offering an ultra-slim and light design,” said Byeong-Koo Kim, LG Display’s vice president and head of the IT/mobile development group.
“LG Display will continue to develop products that offer the best user experience, such as QHD high resolution panels and the pen touch function products.”
Recent figures from IDC revealed that 10 percent of global notebook PCs sold in 2014 were touch function embedded, and the market is expected to rapidly increase up to 20 percent in 2016 and 30 percent in 2019.
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