Sanyo Epson today announced the development of high-resolution liquid-crystal displays featuring a new technology that enables the displays to produce images even when viewed from an angle of 90 degrees from the top, bottom, left, or right.
Volume production of displays featuring this new technology, which are available in five sizes (2.4-inch, 2.5-inch, 2.8-inch, 7.0-inch, and 10.1-inch), will commence in Autumn 2006.
In October 2005 Sanyo Epson achieved a quantum leap in color reproduction in mobile devices with the development of high-resolution LCDs featuring Photo Fine Chromarich wide color gamut technology that enables over 100% coverage of the NTSC color gamut.
Now, making use of its innovative alignment film and liquid crystal materials, Sanyo Epson has developed Photo Fine Vistarich wide viewing angle technology. Sanyo Epson's LCD panels can produce images that can be seen clearly from 180 degrees in all directions, without changes in color. Thanks to near-constant gray-to-gray response times, moving pictures are also crisp. In addition, the displays feature low-voltage design and can be manufactured in slim modules.
Sanyo Epson intends to commercialize LCDs featuring Photo Fine Vistarich in five sizes (2.4-inch, 2.5-inch, 2.8-inch, 7.0-inch, and 10.1-inch) for use in such devices as in-car navigation and entertainment systems, digital cameras and multi-functional mobile phones that are compatible with "One Seg", a new terrestrial digital broadcasting service in Japan enabling TV programs to be played on mobile phones. In addition, Sanyo Epson is looking to develop new applications for the displays, whose main features and specifications are listed here.
Sanyo Epson will exhibit the five models in the coming 2006 Automotive Engineering Exposition organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, to be held from May 24 to 26 at Pacifico Yokohama.