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A new Asian report surfacing this morning reveals that Sharp Corp has developed a new display technology that brings up to 8 times higher sensitivity to a capacitive touch panel. The technology will be able to be used on 5" displays for smartphones and scale through to 60" for HDTVs. A few of the advantages associated with the new display include being able to drastically reduce the display's thickness, allow users to operate their smart devices in the winter using gloves, and more importantly, it'll be the first time in history that a user will be able to write on a display using an ordinary pen or pencil for taking notes. Whether Apple will use this display technology for their next generation iPhone 6 is unknown at this time.

The product isn't a prototype, it's real. Production of the new displays began yesterday, March 15, 2013. Sharp is a key iPad display supplier for Apple.



The 5-inch model for smartphones which may interest Apple has one chip that includes an analog front end, digital front end and CPU.


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Jack Purcher

Hi Geo, thanks for the link to the two videos which were interesting.

However, what I didn't state in the report is that the "new" technology was first introduced in mid December 2012. I did however state that it just went into production this past Friday. IGZO on the other hand is already a standing product.

Additionally, the IGZO technology in your video is dated in August 2012. So it appears that this "new" display technology is a further advancement of their standing technology.

Whether this is the next generation of IGZO is unknown as the new technology wasn't presented with a brand name.

Cheers, Geo


I dont really know, but I have seen the video where they talk about what kind of advantages does IGZO bring to the market. Here is the video:

Here's another video:


It can however be combined with igzo, and also be an important part.
Tried finding some other sources about this, didn't find any, but since its being in production already, it looks good for upcoming apple products.


what part of "new technology" didn't you get? IGZO doesn't allow you to write on its surface with a pencil or allow you to operate an iPhone or iPad with gloves on. It's new. It's not IGZO.


Isn't it the same? I mean that with the help of IGZO there isn't much disturbance of touch-sensitive panel


Yes it is and this latest technology even sounds better.


Sharp's IGZO technology is pretty impressive.

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