Corning Incorporated announced a technical collaboration through its High Performance Displays organization with AU Optronics Corp. Corning is exhibiting AUO’s 5-inch HD720 AMOLED panels that feature Corning Lotus™ Glass in its booth (M1220) at Touch Taiwan 2013.
AUO selected the Corning Lotus Glass platform for its 5-inch HD720 AMOLED panels because of the glass substrate’s outstanding thermal and dimensional stability, which facilitates efficient panel manufacturing during rigorous, high-temperature processing. These HD AMOLED panels, used in smartphones, feature a resolution of 720 x 1280.
Corning Lotus Glass offers exceptional total pitch variation performance – a critical requirement for all high-performance display panels, such as AMOLED. In addition, Corning Lotus Glass provides superior surface quality, excellent thickness control, and low body defect levels, which enable accurate component alignment. Through these attributes, Corning Lotus Glass allows panel makers to meet the precise manufacturing requirements necessary to produce high resolutions, rapid response rates, vibrant images, and elevated functionality required for emerging high-performance devices.
AMOLED technology is known for its vivid color and high contrast with a self-emitting light source that intrinsically helps display devices reduce power consumption. AUO’s proprietary pixel design for high-resolution mobile devices provides a variety of smartphone display solutions to its customers.
“Given our long-standing relationship with Corning and its rich history of innovation, this high-performance, displays-focused collaboration was a natural progression,” said Frank Ko, vice president of Technology and Strategic Development Office, AUO. “Corning’s continuous product development supports our market success by allowing us to leverage new technologies and offer innovative product solutions to our customers.”
Established in 1996, AUO provides optoelectronic solutions and offers a wide variety of display technologies, including UHD 4K, ultra-high resolution, ultra-slim, narrow bezel, flexible displays, transparent displays, LTPS, OLED, and touch solutions.
“AUO is one of the world’s leaders in display technologies and design, constantly devoting efforts to meet diverse market trends,” said John Bayne, vice president and general manager, Corning High Performance Displays. “Because of its resiliency and strategic capabilities, we are excited to continue our collaboration with it as we both innovate to meet new display requirements.”
Touch Taiwan 2013 is being held in Taipei and runs until Aug. 30.
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