Recently, Cai Guoxin, general manager of AU Optronics, said that the company has begun providing customers with mini-LED-backlit LCD panels for gaming displays for customer verification. Commercial shipments of such panels may begin in the fourth quarter of 2018.
During the SID 2018, AUO demonstrated a series of mini LED-backlit LCD panels, including a 27-inch ultra-high-definition (UHD) 144Hz high-refresh-rate gaming display panel, a 15.6-inch ultra-high-definition LTPS gaming laptop panel, and 6 for smartphones. The inch in-cell touch panel, as well as the 2-inch LTPS panel for VR headsets, demonstrate its progress in mini LED backlight technology development.
Cai Guoxin said that although AUO exhibited four mini LED panels at the show, it does not necessarily mean that it will introduce corresponding products. He also hopes that his mini LED panel can be used to make gaming laptops, smart phones, and VR headsets.