13 Jan '11, 4pm

Smartphones thinner than a credit card?

TAIPEI: Small is big business for Taiwan's flat panel industry. Its shipment of flat panels under 10-inches accounted for nearly 60 per cent of global sales volume last year. But to stay ahead of the game, the industry is planning on "downsizing." Smartphones are getting thinner and thinner these days and new technology by Taiwan is promising to make smartphones thinner than a credit card. Industrial Technology Research Institute display technology centre director John Chen said: "Our technology was built to be universally applicable to mainstream display products like the e-paper, e-reader, e-book and for mobile display like cellphone, notebook and tablet computer". The super-thin screen is made using technology developed by Taiwan Industrial Technology Research Institute. It places a layer of non-adhesive material between the plastic display and the glass base plate. Thi...

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