LG.Philips LCD has developed a 2.4-inch a-Si TFT-LCD panel with the world?s thinnest border for use in mobile phones.
The borders on the left and right sides of this 2.4-inch qVGA-resolution (240x320) LCD panel measure just 1 mm each. This is about 50 percent thinner than most a-Si TFT-LCD panels currently produced, which generally have borders measuring closer to 2 mm.
The display is based on LG.Philips LCD?s Narrow Bezel Technology, combining Gate in Panel technology (GIP), which integrates the driver IC onto the LCD panel, and new process and material technologies.
Along with module thickness, border width is the most important factor in creating a slimmer, compact TFT-LCD panel in the 2 and 3-inch market. By narrowing the borders on either size of the panel, LG.Philips LCD was able to increase display area by a full 10 percent, allowing electronics makers to incorporate panels with much larger viewable areas into existing product frames.
LG.Philips LCD plans to start mass production of these new panels next year. The company will also apply the same technology to other models to expand its lineup of slim border products.
LG.Philips LCD will showcase this 1 mm border TFT-LCD panel for mobile phones to global buyers at FPD International 2007, being held at Yokohama, Japan, from October 24 to 26, 2007.