The Eye on Taiwan news staff
Taiwan’s AU Optronics Corp, one of the world’s leading providers of optoelectronic solutions, is to debut the world’s highest resolution and full-color TFT driven micro-LED display technology during SID’s Display Week 2018 being held in Los Angeles from May 22 to 24, offering inspiring new directions for next-generation technology development.
Micro LED is a form of self-emissive display technology that adopts micro-LED array structure, featuring high brightness, high contrast ratio, wide color gamut, wide viewing angle, fast response time, slim and light design, and low power consumption, the company said in a press statement.
AUO will demonstrate the world’s highest resolution and full color TFT driven 8-inch micro-LED display developed with LTPS-TFT backplane which allows each pixel to be lighted independently to realize more refined images with high dynamic range, it said, adding its highest resolution record is based on the available market research information as of May 22, 2018.
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The display also comes with superior design for low power consumption. An impressive 169 PPI pixel density is achieved by micro LEDs less than 30 micrometers in size. Combining color conversion technologies, the display is able to yield even more marvelous and accurate high dynamic range color performance, AUO said.
AUO has taken the lead in the development of micro LED. This successful launch of the world’s highest resolution and full color TFT-driven micro-LED display technology indicates that AUO has achieved a technological breakthrough, the company said.
AUO will continue to invest in R&D resources to secure core technologies and make more advancement in the future, it stressed.
AUO’s full series of mini-LED backlit LCDs make stunning appearance
During the SID’s Display Week, AUO will also showcase a full range of LCD panels adopting mini LED backlight technology for gaming monitors, gaming notebook PCs, and VR headsets, claiming market leadership in high-end gaming and niche applications with exceptional image quality featuring ultra-high brightness and high dynamic range, it said.
In terms of mini LED backlight technology, as opposed to conventional edge-lit LED backlight, direct-lit mini LED backlight offers even more accurate local dimming effect to produce optimal image quality with higher brightness and higher dynamic range, the company said.
AUO’s 27-inch UHD 4K gaming monitor display with 144Hz ultra high refresh rate adopts direct-lit mini LED backlight. Its accurate and timely local dimming effect, combined with 1,000 nits ultra-high brightness, meets the highest VESA DisplayHDR performance level, it said.
With exceptionally smooth and vividly colorful images and high dynamic range, the display supports HDR criteria proposed by leading brands of the industry, accentuating contrast in the dark portions of the game scenes to reveal perfect image depth and details for a lifelike gaming experience, AUO noted.
AUO has also extended its mini LED backlight technology to mobile device applications. The 15.6-inch UHD 4K LTPS LCD for gaming notebook PC combines UHD 4K ultra-high resolution and direct-lit mini LED backlight technology to boast outstanding local dimming performance, with HDR images to meet the highest VESA DisplayHDR performance level, redefining the concept of high-end notebook PCs.
With a maximum brightness of over 1000 nits, the display provides gamers with images that stand out with more authenticity, richness in details and clarity for more visual entertainment, AUO said.
The 6-inch in-cell touch panel, also adopting mini-LED backlight technology, has module thickness of mere 1.1mm to meet diverse customer demands for mobile device applications, AUO said.
In terms of VR headset applications, AUO’s 2-inch LTPS display features an astounding ultra fine image quality of 1000 PPI to demonstrate rich and intricate details. By using the active-matrix mini LED backlight design, 1,024 dimming zones can be achieved to show images with extremely delicate details, delivering ultra high-resolution images to create an incredibly lifelike and immersive experience beyond imagination, it said.