I don’t think thickness in LCD screens is that big a problem anymore, but the thinner, the better, right? Hitachi, or to be more precise, their subsidiary Hitachi Displays, is currently working on an LCD touch screen [JP] that’s about 30% thinner than existing models. According to Japanese business daily The Nikkei, the first prototype panel is just 1.5mm thick.
Hitachi was able to push down the touch panel portion of those 1.5mm from 0.5mm to 0.1mm by removing glass substrate and other substances. The company says that its proprietary touch screen control software will be able to suppress the increase in noise emission that comes with thinner screens.
Hitachi plans to start mass production in the second half of next year and expects the new panels to be used for smartphones and other devices.
Apologies for the small picture, it’s the only one available at this point.