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Samsung Unveils 3.9mm Thin 40-inch LCD TV Panel

Japan. – Samsung Electronics
unveiled here Wednesday what it called the world’s thinnest 40-inch FullHD 120Hz
LCD panel, measuring 3.9mm thick and targeting TV applications at FPD
International 2009, according to a Nikkei report.

It has an edge-lit LED backlight. To achieve the thinness,
Samsung Electronics made improvements to the optical elements so that LED light
efficiently and evenly comes to the liquid crystal cells. However, the company
declined to comment on technical details such as the number and alignment of
LEDs and the optical elements.

Panel brightness was listed as 400cd/m2, and the contrast ratio
is 5,000:1.

The company also showed two similarly designed ultra-slim LCD
panels intended for PC monitors and notebook PC applications. The panel for
monitors measures 24 inches and 3.5mm thick, with a 1,920-by-1,200 pixel
resolution and 250cd/m2 brightness.

The notebook panel measured 12.1 inches, 1.64mm thick and had a pixel
count and brightness level of 1,200-by-800 pixels and 200cd/m2, respectively.