HannStar to Launch Field Sequential Color OCB LCD Panels in First Quarter 2010

FSC HannStar Display, a Taiwan-based LCD manufacturer, plans to launch FSC-OCB (Field Sequential Color-Optical Compensated Birefringence) LCD panels that were developed in-house in the first quarter of 2010. The FSC-OCB LCD will feature RGB LED backlight technology. The benefits of FSC-OCB LCD panels do not require color filters, which absorb 70% of light coming out of the backlight. Without color filters energy efficiency increases significantly and improves color. OCB also enhances response time.

According to Wikipedia:

A field sequential color system is a color television system in which the primary color information is transmitted in successive images, and which relies on the human vision system to fuse the successive images into a color pictures.

OCB technology rivals CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) displays in terms of performance, offering fast response time and wide viewing angles. HannStar will initially apply the FSC-OCB technology to LCD panels geared for smartphones and netbooks. Later the technology will be applied to notebook LCD panels in the second half of 2010. The FSC-OCB technology has been in development for 2-3 years. HannStar will be focusing on design-in instead of OEM orders.

Source: DigiTimes

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