AU Optronics will participate in SID Display Week 2015 to be held from June 2 to 4 in San Jose, USA where it will debut its 6-inch UHD 4K (2160 x 3840) ultra high resolution smartphone display. Other exhibition highlights also include UHD 4K ultra high resolution displays for notebook PCs, oTP-Lite (on-cell) touch panels, in-cell touch panels, ultra high resolution displays for instrument clusters, transflective, power-saving LCDs that are readable outdoors, AMOLEDs for wearable devices, and in-cell touch AMOLEDs.
AUO is bringing its UHD 4K display technology to smartphone and notebook PC displays, making UHD 4K displays the new parameter for high-end mobile devices. AUO's 6-inch UHD 4K ultra high resolution smartphone display with ultra high pixel density of 737 PPI is showcased for the first time, incorporating wide color gamut, high contrast ratio, and high brightness all together.
In terms of high-end notebook PC applications, AUO launches 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch UHD 4K ultra high resolution displays with wide color gamut and high contrast ratio. AUO's 17.3-inch UHD 4K ultra high resolution display for notebook PCs has a pixel density of 255 PPI and high color saturation of 100% Adobe RGB. Equipped with AHVA (Advanced Hyper-Viewing Angle) technology, the display boasts impeccable colors and details when examined from every angle. AUO says the display's image quality is comparable to that of professional desktop monitor display.
For integrated touch solutions, AUO presents 12.5-inch and 15.6-inch oTP-Lite touch panels. Without the presence of the cover lens, the oTP-Lite is suitable for even slimmer devices, demonstrating high integration and production efficiency to offer the optimal solution for touch notebook PCs. AUO also exhibits 5-inch self-capacitance in-cell touch panel employing a-Si process technology. The self-capacitance technology makes the touch panel more water resistant and reduces touch inaccuracy, so that spill-proof and glove-friendly features are achieved for users to operate conveniently in all sorts of environments.
With regard to the automotive before-market applications, AUO again demonstrates its manufacturing and technological capabilities on high-end car displays. AUO's 12.3-inch LCD boasts a resolution of 2880 x 1080 and is the world's highest resolution display for instrument cluster. AUO exhibits 8 and 10.1-inch HD resolution LCD panels for center information display. In addition, 8-inch WVGA LCD combines oTP and full lamination technologies to obtain low reflection and excellent touch performance, supporting operation with gloves.
To fulfill the demand for wearable devices with lower power consumption and readability in the outdoors, AUO exhibits 1.3-inch and 2.6-inch transflective LCDs. Based on the lighting conditions, transflective LCDs transmit backlighting and reflect ambient light to display images. High image quality can be maintained in both the outdoors and indoors, and the image is still intelligible under strong light while saving more power. 1.3-inch transflective LTPS display adopts memory-in-pixel (MIP) technology to retain the image with the pixel's built-in memory. Therefore, the display can achieve ultra-low power consumption and only requires 1.7% of power consumed by conventional LCD when static images are displayed.
Not only AMOLED boasts wide color gamut, high contrast and high brightness, its slim and power-saving features also serve as the best choice for smart watches. In addition to the 1.4-inch full circle AMOLED display that has been successfully mass produced, AUO also demonstrates 1.3-inch full-circle AMOLED display on a plastic substrate. The panel thickness is less than 0.25mm.
In terms of advanced technologies, AUO demonstrates 4.3-inch Full HD ultra thin LTPS display, which is the world's slimmest LTPS display with thickness of less than 0.92mm. 3.5-inch flexible AHVA LCD adopts plastic substrate and has a curvature of 44mm, which is currently the highest curvature among LCDs.