Chimei Innolux (CMI) and Hitachi Displays, Ltd. signed a strategic medium size IPS technical collaboration
According to the agreement, Hitachi Displays will improve
medium size IPS LCD panel supply capacity by OEM production
support from CMI, and CMI will be able to add the high-end
IPS LCD panel to their product offering.
IPS technology, with its advantage of better visibility
from any viewing angle, is currently the most suitable
display technology to meet the characteristics of
Mini-Notebook PC. This strategic alliance between Hitachi
Displays and CMI is expected to increase the total supply
of medium size IPS LCD, which will see strong market
demand, from early 2011.
The IPS technology is a TFT liquid crystal technology of
the In-Plane-Switching method. The technology was released
in 1995 and commercialized in 1996 by Hitachi, Ltd.,
evolving through Super-IPS to Advanced-Super IPS, IPS-Pro
and then to IPS-Pro-Prolleza.