Sharp Details IGZO Display Technology at CES
Sharp's John Herrington
Sharp's PN-K321 32-inch pro monitor, featuring IGZO technology
At the 2013 International CES, Sharp showcased for the first time in the U.S. its latest display technology: IGZO (which is an acronym for Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide), a compound that replaces the amorphous silicon typically used in thin-film transistors’ active layer. The company said it will be the first to mass-produce IGZO displays, and it has partnered with Corning, which has developed a special glass based on its Lotus glass technology that can withstand high-temperature processing.
IGZO yields higher resolution, and offers extremely low power consumption and a more precise touch response, said Sharp. The company is planning to sell through its network of pro A/V dealers its new two-model 32-inch-class professional LCD monitor series, which features IGZO technology and offers 3840x2160-pixel resolution, this year. One model features a 10-point multi-touch capacitive screen; that will be available following the February availability of a non-touch model.
In Ultra HD, Sharp is planning to offer its next-generation 4K display technology in 60-, 70- and 85-inch sizes in two lines to be introduced this year.