Minebea, Nichia Co-develop Ultra-thin LED Backlights for Mobile Phones
November 03, 2006
Japanese backlight maker Minebea and LED maker Nichia have jointly developed a new ultra-thin LED backlight which boasts high luminance and efficiency but costs as much as old models for LCD screens. Employing an injection molding technology to process light-guidance plates, Minebea is able to manufacture backlights 30% less thick than conventional models. Larger LCD plates for mobile phone applications are also feasible. Minebea plans to start volume production of this new backlight in Thailand in April 2007 and will sell it to customers in Japan and Korea.