Samsung Develops Super-Slim LCD Panel - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Hardware & Infrastructure

Samsung Develops Super-Slim LCD Panel

The Samsung liquid crystal display is 0.82mm thick, or 0.07 millimeters thinner than the panel previously reported as the world's slimmest.

Samsung Electronics says it has developed a super-slim LCD panel that's about the thickness of a credit card.

The Korean consumer electronics maker says the mobile display is 0.07 millimeters thinner than the panel previously reported as the world's slimmest. The Samsung liquid crystal display is 0.82mm thick.

The company also has developed mobile technology, which it calls i-Lens, for integrating the panel assembly, including a protective layer, into a mobile device. The LCD module is more shock-resistant and easier to read than conventional technology, according to Samsung.

"Samsung's R&D initiatives, including LCD module thickness reduction and reinforced shock resistance, will enable our customers to develop truly differentiated and more reliable, ultra-thin mobile products," Yun Jin-hyuk, executive VP of Samsung's mobile display team, said in a statement released Tuesday.

The i-Lens technology lets cell-phone manufacturers trim 1.4mm to 2.4mm from the thickness of a phone. A typical handset screen leaves a 2-mm to 3-mm space above the LCD module before attaching a reinforced plastic sheet, Samsung said. With i-Lens, the protective sheet is fastened directly to the module. In addition, the technology eliminates the sunlight reflection problem inherent in the use of reinforced plastic.

Mass production of the new LCD screen is scheduled to begin in the second half of next year. The display is expected to be available in 2.1 inch- and 2.2 inch-diagonal screen sizes.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
2021 State of ITOps and SecOps Report
2021 State of ITOps and SecOps Report
This new report from InformationWeek explores what we've learned over the past year, critical trends around ITOps and SecOps, and where leaders are focusing their time and efforts to support a growing digital economy. Download it today!
InformationWeek Is Getting an Upgrade!

Find out more about our plans to improve the look, functionality, and performance of the InformationWeek site in the coming months.

Becoming a Self-Taught Cybersecurity Pro
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  6/9/2021
Ancestry's DevOps Strategy to Control Its CI/CD Pipeline
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  6/4/2021
IT Leadership: 10 Ways to Unleash Enterprise Innovation
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  6/8/2021
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Current Issue
Planning Your Digital Transformation Roadmap
Download this report to learn about the latest technologies and best practices or ensuring a successful transition from outdated business transformation tactics.
White Papers
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll