Sharp will supply Nintendo's new Switch with IGZO display

ByFields Corrielus 2019-08-08 466

Sharp will supply IGZO screens for Nintendo's new Switch, Sharp's executive vice president, Shengming Nomura, said today. 

 Nintendo's new Switch

Sharp officials did not specify which Switch will feature the latest IGZO screen. But according to previous speculation, Nintendo has "the idea of further upgrading the Switch family lineup," so the Switch model with the new screen may not refer to the original version that has just been upgraded. 

Sharp is the first manufacturer to use the IGZO for large-scale production of display panels. The main characteristics of this material are high resolution, durability and low energy consumption. 

Asked what type of monitor Nintendo would provide, Sharp's executive vice president, Naruto Nomura, said: "We will provide our best IGZO panels." 

IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) is indium gallium zinc oxide.Amorphous IGZO material is a kind of channel layer material used in the new generation thin film transistor technology, and it is a kind of metal oxide (Oxide) panel technology. 

According to Sharp's official introduction, IGZO technology can bring higher resolution to the display panel, at the same time, the energy consumption is extremely low, the touch screen effect is also very good, used in some of Sharp's flagship products. Includes mobile phone screens and 8K ultra-high resolution televisions. 

As early as March, the Wall Street Journal reported that Sharp would become a supplier of Nintendo Switch screens this year.

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