Later this year LG will roll out 16:9 widescreen LCD panels for low-cost notebooks.
In line with the trends such as the growing popularity of low-cost notebooks and increasing adoption of LED LG Display the Korea-based maker will start making 8.9-inch widescreen panels, with a resolution of 1024×600, at its 5G line in August 2008 as its major thrust into the low-cost PC market, the sources said.
LG Display will then roll out a 10.1-inch panel with resolution of 1024×576 and an aspect ratio of 16:9 in October, and a 9.4-inch widescreen panel in April 2009, both targeting the low-cost notebook segment, the sources said.
The 8.9-inch widescreen panel, LG Display's first-ever solution specifically designed for the low-cost notebook market, is expected to be adopted by Acer and Hewlett Packard (HP), the sources said, adding it will also stand a chance of being adopted by Asustek Computer.
LG Display is also actively developing LED backlighting for notebooks, the sources claimed. While AU Optronics (AUO) has expressed the hope that its notebook panels can all adopt LED backlighting by 2011, LG Display is also working towards a similar direction, the sources added.