AU Optronics (AUO) Corp exhibited the world's first 32-inch LCD TV panel with a power consumption as low as 32W at a conference in Beijing, China, July 22, 2009.
The company realized a power consumption of 1W/inch for the first time with a panel for flat-panel displays. It decided to unveil the new panel, "AEP (Advanced Eco Plus)," in China probably because consumers in the giant market are becoming more and more interested in energy saving performance.
The low power consumption was achieved by enhancing the transmittance of the panel with a new pixel design and by making improvements to the light source and structure of the backlight, said Frank Ko of AUO, who introduced the AEP panel.
The power consumption of common 32-inch panels is 105W. And that of AUO's previous energy-saving 32-inch panel, "EP (Eco Plus)," which has already been released, is 55W. This time, the company further reduced the power consumption by 30% to a little more than 32W. AUO claims that the new panel can meet any of the energy saving standards to be introduced across the world.