Seiko Epson Corp announced that it has begun volume production of two high-temperature polysilicon (HTPS) TFT liquid crystal panels for 3LCD projectors, a 0.94-inch panel capable of WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels) resolution and a 0.95-inch panel that supports WXGA (1280 x 800 pixels) resolution.
The panels support high brightness (5000lm or more) as a result of the higher aperture ratios achieved by Epson's D7 process technology, while Epson's C2 fine inorganic alignment layer technology is used to provide higher than ever contrast. These panels provide the means to create versatile 3LCD projectors suitable for a wide range of uses and venues, most notably the projection of HD moving images on large screens in auditoriums and at events.
The WUXGA panel is claimed to be the world's first panel to provide a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, supporting not only full-HD images (1920 x 1080 pixels) but also the higher resolutions required by special applications. The WXGA panel, which displays approximately 30% more information than an XGA panel, is compatible with output from increasingly popular widescreen PCs, as well as HD (1280 x 720) images from HD media players.