Sharp announced that it will start making IGZO (InGaZnO) based LCD panels for mobile phones and tablets towards the end of 2011. Sharp says that the new displays will be brighter, clearer, thinner and more efficient than existing LCDs. Sharp will make these new displays in their 8-Gen plant using the company's UV²A ultra-violet alignment technology.
IGZO can also be used to for OLED backplanes. Chimei Innolux, for example, announced plans to built a 5.5-Gen OLED plant an IGZO TFT.