Epson to mass-produce world's first HTPS-TFT panel


Epson today in Japan said it has begun mass-production of the world’s first HTPS-TFT panel (press release in English) boasting WUXGA resolution (1,920 x 1,200 pixels). HTPS stands for high-temperature polysilicon. The company is said to be investing heavily into this technology.

Epson also announced another, similar panel, but that one “only” has WXGA resolution (1,280 x 800 pixels). Resolution-wise, the WUXGA model performs better than full HD screens (1,920×1,080). The WUXGA device (L3C09W-85G00) is a 0.94-inch panel, while the WXGA model (L3C09X-81G00) is sized at 0.95 inches. Both boast a brightness of more than 5,000 lumens.


What this means is that we get high-performance panels for 3LCD projectors, which use chips in every projector. Every one of these three chips produces images (here is a demo movie), that are said to be very bright and richer in color.