Wednesday, 30 May 2012

New display tech making its way to iPad, says analyst

Apple's iPad could be getting Sharp's latest and greatest display tech after all, according to an analyst who spoke with CNET.
That technology would be IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide), which Sharp began volume production of in April. In that announcement, Sharp specifies sizes and resolutions that match or exceed the third-generation iPad's display.
"It looks like it's happening. It's in our published research," said Richard Shim an analyst at DisplaySearch. "That is, Sharp is supplying the IGZO panels for the new iPad."
Apple was planning to get the IGZO display tech into the third-generation iPad by the launch date in March, according to Raymond Soneira, the founder, president and CEO of DisplayMate Technologies. That didn't happen, though, because Sharp didn't have the display tech ready in time. So, Apple had to fall back on more conventional amorphous silicon technology, Soneira told CNET in May.


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