"Seoul, South Korea, November 13 -LG.Philips LCD Co. Ltd. today introduced the LM201U03, a 20.1-inch UXGA TFT-LCD for desktop monitors. The display utilizes the company's Super In-plane Switching (IPS) and Super Narrow-bezel (SNB) technology, enabling a thinner display with a wider viewing angle, higher contrast ratio, and shorter response time than other TFT-LCDs currently on the market. Mass production of the LM201U03 will begin in early December.
Super IPS technology can increase the viewing angle of a large-screen LCD up to 176 degrees from any direction and diminishes gray color shift, permitting screen quality that rivals CRTs, said a company statement. Response time for the new model has been improved by more than 25 percent. Even with the new technology, LG.Philips LCD is obtaining display-production yields of up to 90 percent - nearly as good as that for TN-mode displays.
According to Bob O'Donnell, director of personal technology for IDC, there is a significant need for larger, higher-resolution LCD screens. "The market for large-screen LCDs (greater than 15-inch) for desktop monitors is currently 38 percent of the total LCD market for desktop monitors. However, we predict that by 2004, that percentage will outpace even the popular 15-inch size, as prices continue to decline and users demand larger screens," O'Donnell said.
The LM201U03 has a luminance of 250 cd/m² and a response time of 16 ms. The new model's bezel width is only 9.5 mm (left/right/bottom) and 11 mm (top) -- a 60-percent reduction over previous 20.1-inch displays, said Bruce Berkoff, Executive VP Marketing for LG.Philips LCD."
I spotted the following information on china-tft.com :
"Saturday December 28, 2002--LG.Philips LCD Co., Ltd., has introduced the LM201U03, a new 20.1-inch UXGA TFT-LCD for desktop monitors. The display utilizes LG.Philips LCD's Super In-plane Switching and Super Narrow-bezel technology, enabling a thinner display with a wider viewing angle, higher contrast ratio and faster response time than other TFT-LCDs currently on the market. The company also announced that mass production for the LM201U03 will begin in early December '02.
In addition, the half-contrast angle of Super IPS technology is wider than that of other wide-viewing angle technologies. This allows for a reduced color shift seen by the human eye-ultimately enabling higher-quality images on displays, especially on large screens such as the LM201U03. Response time of this new model has been improved by more than 25 percent. Even with this cutting-edge technology, LG.Philips LCD still enables display-production yields of up to 85-90 percent, almost equivalent to TN-mode displays.
They suggest that mass production of the new display began in early December. How long does it take on average to build a new screen around a display? It would be useful, for example, if someone could tell us when the display used in the Hitachi CML147 went into mass production.