Rumor: Next-gen iPads to feature IGZO displays

IGZO Display
A report from Taiwanese publication ETNews claims that LG Display is expanding its production capacity by an additional 21,000 units per month because Apple is reportedly going to use them in the next-generation iPads, including the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. 
Oxide TFT displays or IGZO displays are known for being more power efficient and slimmer, which makes them a perfect component for Apple products. LG currently produces 9,000 oxide TFT sheets per month, and is investing in its factories to increase production to 30,000 units per month.
An LG Display official told ETNews that “Apple is creating iPads with 12.9 display,” and since the company wants to remain a key component supplier to Apple, it is planning on increasing its production capacity as well.
Sharp is currently the leader in producing IGZO displays and produces around 30,000 units of them every 4 weeks or so. LG aims to overtake Sharp and plans on expanding its production capacity by an additional 20,000 units by Q2, 2016 as well.
The report also claims that Apple will be sourcing its IGZO displays for the next-generation iPads from LG Display, Sharp as well as Samsung Display.
While IGZO displays are significantly better than traditional LCDs, OEMs have had problems in producing them in enough quantities which is why they are found in limited products. However, technological improvements in recent time will allow LG and other OEMs to display them in sufficient quantities.
[Source ETNews | Via Gforgames]


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