AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced numerous mobile device displays and technologies, which will make their appearance at Touch Taiwan 2016 between August 24 to 26, outlining the future directions of entertainment and life with diverse cutting edge product and technologies. Exhibition highlights include the world’s first(*) 120Hz ultra high refresh rate QHD gaming notebook PC panel in the exhibition’s Gaming Displays Zone; high resolution, ultra narrow border LTPS smartphone display technologies and UHD 4K ultra high resolution LTPS notebook PC panel in the LTPS Displays Zone; ultra high resolution free-form curved car displays, and high resolution AMOLED display for cluster and center console in the Car Displays Zone; and a series of AMOLED displays for smartwatch, and high resolution AMOLED displays for VR wearable devices in the AMOLED Zone.
|AUO 13.3-inch UHD 4K ultra high resolution LTPS notebook PC panel|
|AUO 5-inch ultra narrow border full HD LTPS smartphone display|
|AUO AMOLED smartwatch displays: 1.5 and 1.6-inch square displays, and 1.2 and 1.4-inch full circle displays|
High Resolution, Ultra Slim and Narrow Border LTPS Panels for More Enhanced and Colorful Smart Mobile Life
AUO makes best use of LTPS’ high resolution and high aperture ratio to present smartphone and notebook PC applications combining high resolution, ultra narrow border, and slim and power-saving features. The 5-inch full HD LTPS smartphone display has a ultra narrow module border of 0.4 mm, integrates high aperture ratio and AHVA technologies, and sports a ultra slim backlight module to form a panel that is only 0.9 mm thick, making the device all the more compact with superb picture quality and colors.
13.3-inch UHD 4K ultra high resolution LTPS notebook PC panel has a pixel density of 332 PPI to show delicate and lifelike image details. Its 1mm only ultra narrow border design allows for even more display active area, and the panel is only 2mm thick, exhibiting a sleek and modern contour. The display is in line with the trend for slimmer, lighter and more power-saving mobile devices, which can be used for both notebook PCs and hybrid notebook PCs.
AUO will also showcase 6-inch WQHD (1440 x 2560) LTPS in-cell touch panel with narrow border design and high pixel density of 491 PPI, showing off vivid and sharp images and website text without losing their accuracy when being enlarged or reduced in size. In addition, the integrated design of the display driver IC and touch IC simplifies the overall module structure to increase production efficiency. The panel is also sensitive and glove-friendly.
Professional Gaming Notebook PC Panels for Ultimate Mobile Gaming Experience
Having successfully established the industry’s most complete gaming displays product line and a leading global market share position, AUO presents the world’s first(*) 17.3-inch 120Hz ultra high refresh rate QHD (2560 x 1440) gaming notebook PC panel with mere 5ms super fast response time and 1.8 times higher pixel density than full HD, making it the panel with the highest resolution(*) among 120Hz models. The panel is capable of demonstrating extremely smooth and impressive picture quality, setting a new standard for gaming notebook PC panel specifications. 17.3-inch UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) ultra high resolution notebook PC panel has an ultra high pixel density of 255 PPI and high color saturation to significantly increase image fineness, boasting exceptional image depth and vivid details.
High Performance and Free-form Curved Car Displays for Signature Smart Car Interior
To meet the rapid hardware and software development of smart cars, AUO presents a full range of car displays for cluster application, including 25-inch ultra wide car display adopting free-form cutting and curved design. The display has an ultra high resolution (3840 x 720) and 16:3 ultra wide aspect ratio, and is closely integrated with the interior design to craft a streamlined vehicle interior. 12.3-inch full HD AMOLED car display is high in resolution, contrast and response time, reaching a high NTSC 100% color saturation. Its outstanding and accurate picture quality satisfies consumer demands in terms of navigation, in-car entertainment, and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).
AMOLED Displays for Infinite Application Possibilities in Smart Wearable Devices
High resolution AMOLED display technologies will also be exhibited in the show, being applied to smartwatches and virtual reality (VR) devices. In terms of smartwatch applications, 1.5 and 1.6-inch high resolution square AMOLED displays and 1.2 and 1.4-inch full circle AMOLED displays will be showcased. The ultra narrow border, high resolution and power-saving full circle AMOLED displays apply a special cut and driver IC design to create a full circular display area. Meanwhile, AMOLED's self-emissive nature and AUO’s self-developed driver circuit are utilized to achieve more than two times the duration under light mode against other smartwatches in the market, showing off impressive power-saving strength.
In terms of VR headset displays, AUO demonstrates 3.8-inch AMOLED display with high pixel density of 423 PPI. A set of two displays are designed together to offer a high 2K resolution (2160x1200) for both eyes. When the headset display is placed close to the eyes, images are extremely fine with a wide viewing field. In addition, high color saturation, high contrast with ultimate black state performance, and fast response time altogether allow for even smoother and more vivid images, offering the most lifelike immersive VR experience possible.
* Based on the available market research information as of August 22, 2016.