Sharp Beginning Production on Three New IGZO Displays

Sharp has begun production of high-pixel density IGZO LCD panels for notebook computers that will offer some of the industry’s highest pixel densities and will be available in 11.6-, 14- and 15.6-inch models with compatibility for "stylus input" touchscreens.

The IGZO panel technology utilizes smaller, thin-film transistors and increased light transmittance which offers two important benefits. First of all, the higher pixel density allows the display of high quality images and crisply rendered fine text. Second, the technology allows greater energy efficiency by reducing the amount of power required to drive liquid crystals during the display of still images.


11.6 inches

13.3 inches

14 inches

15.6 inches


2560 x 1440 (WQHD)

3200 x 1800


3200 x 1800


2560 x 1440


Pixel Density

253 ppi

262 ppi

235 ppi

221 ppi

Production is scheduled to commence in June 2013 at Sharp's Kameyama Plant No. 2 along with the company’s 13.3 inch IGZO panels that are currently in production.

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  • house70
    The floodgates are open.
  • iggyman
    IZGO? You probably mean IGZO. 2560x012440? You probably mean 2560x1440, right?
  • segio526
    Odd that the resolution dropped when it got to 15.6". Given how the industry is going, I wouldn't be surprised if they also announced a 24" with 1920x1080 resolution!