A Breakthrough in Display Technology
Revolutionary IGZO display technology delivers high-resolution, ultra-low power, and slim product profiles, plus exceptionally detailed touch panel capabilities. IGZO is a driving force behind new developments in a variety of fields, enabling LCDs, as well as OLED, and MEMS displays, with new levels of performance.
IGZO displays are made with an artificially produced transparent oxide semiconductor that Sharp is the first in the world to successfully mass produce. Composed of Indium, Gallium, Zinc, and Oxygen, IGZO moves beyond traditional TFT LCD technology with electron mobility far higher than Amorphous Silicon (a-Si) displays.
The high electron mobility rate of IGZO successfully enables unprecedented transistor miniaturization and circuit thinning. By raising the light transmission amount of each pixel, twice the resolution is achieved for the same transmittance.
IGZO’s Pause Driving Method capitalizes on High OFF Resistance. Utilizing this improved pixel performance, IGZO reduces power consumption to one-fifth or even one-tenth that of conventional screens, which contributes to longer product battery life.
IGZO is an intermittently operational type of semiconductor, meaning that noise generation affecting the touch panel detector circuits is very brief. This allows for detection of even the faintest signals, enabling highly accurate PCAP (Projected Capacitive) touch and pen input.