The Straits Times
Published on Nov 11, 2012

Sharp aims for near full-output from display plant


TOKYO (REUTERS) - Sharp Corp aims to raise the output from its Kameyama plant to near 100 per cent, from a current 30 per cent, as early as the end of this year by mass producing larger, high definition, power-saving IGZO screens, the Yomiuri newspaper said on Sunday.

The Kameyama plant makes IGZO displays, which consume 10 per cent to 20 per cent of the power required by conventional panels, for Apple Inc's iPad tablet.

The company has won orders for larger 30-inch displays from manufacturers, the report said, without citing sources.

The panels would be used for computed tomography (CT) or game monitors that require clearer definition than conventional high-definition displays, the report added.