According to a report from Reuters LG Display has started mass production of a new and thinner display. This display is set to be for use in Apple’s iPhone 5. The report state that the, “the display’s production schedule remains in line with customers’ product release plans, LG’s chief executive said.” In the report Han Sang-beom, chief executive of LG Display is quoting as saying “We just began mass production and we don’t expect any disruption in supplies.”
The Reuter report is supported by a similar story from the The Wall Street Journal According to the Jorunal, “the chief executive of LG Display Co. said the company has started the mass production of panels using the so-called in-cell technology since earlier this month. We had some hard times (in developing the new in-cell technology) at first.”
TheTechStorm has covered this story recently based on a report from the Wall Street Journal. The in-cell technology is the industry’s latest development. The in-cell display technology removes the middle layer of glass, combining the LCD and touch sections of the display into a single layer. One way this can be successfully accomplished is by “multiplexing” the electrodes normally used to relay touch input — that is, using the same electrodes to handle the signals for both touch control and the pixels of the LCD. This will enable the iPhone 5 to have a thinner overall profile.
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