In what might be a world’s first, AU Optronics has unveiled its touch-sensitive Curved Display at the 2008 Society for Information Display in Los Angeles. The Curved Display is manufactured by using a special thinning technology and a conventional TFT-LCD process on glass substrate. Sporting a 100mm curved radius, it utilizes a backlight system that is capable of providing a uniform level of brightness and contrast, with no loss in picture quality. AU Optronics hopes to bring its curved display technology to watches and car dashboards. No word on price or availability.
The company also has plans to showcase its ultra-thin 1.9-inch TFT-LCD for mobile devices, which is capable of offering 400nits in brightness. The new thin displays weigh 2.1g and measure a thickness of 0.63mm, 0.06mm skinnier than the company’s previous achievement a year ago. Other technologies AU Optronics will be highlighting are its in-cell multi-touch technology that adds touch functions to the TFT manufacturing process without the need for additional glass and its Grease Free technology that eliminates smudges and fingerprints on touch screens.