JDI begins production of its 2nd-gen Pixel Eyes LCD display
Earlier today, JDI announced that it has begun mass production of its second generation “Pixel Eyes” LCD display modules, which are destined for premium mobile products. The new display boasts not only improved image quality, but also a thinner design and improved in-cell touch technology.
JDI’s in-cell touch technology integrates the touch sensor used in mobile device into the display itself, rather than requiring its own extra circuit. This removes the need to add an additional layer on top of the LCD display, which would further reduce the amount of light reaching the user. The latest iteration, combined with new build materials, has allowed JDI to achieve thinner display boarders, deeper black levels and a touch screen resolution that can detect even smaller inputs, down to a 1mm wide stylus touch. The company states that its border width has shrunk from 0.8 mm to 0.5 mm.
The second generation Pixel Eyes LCD is based on JDI’s LTPS technology and is designed primarily for common mobile display sizes. However, unlike the first generation module which stopped at 6-inches, this new display can also be used in devices up to 16-inches in size, making it suitable for tablet and laptop displays as well.See also: Japan Display announces 17-inch 8K LCD panel
JDI has previously provided display modules to Sony, OnePlus and other smartphone manufacturers. With production now under way, JDI’s new display could begin to appear in products within the first half of 2016.