Samsung has teamed up with Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) to use its new technology that could create breakthrough displays with resolutions of up to 10 times greater than existing products. At a time, when the South Korean technology giant is in an intense competition with LG for the Apple iPad 3 display contract, the deal with JST could turn out to be a key one for Samsung.
The new technology was invented by a group of scientists, under the leadership of Hideo Hosono, professor of materials science at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. According to experts, the technology is likely to find broad application in the display industry.
The team of researchers led by Hosono successfully used a semiconductor, a glass-like material to create a new variant of the material. The new material is capable of conducting electricity 10-20 times more easily compared to the currently used amorphous silicon. This capability of the material will pave the way for resolutions of up to 10 times higher and faster while switching between images on screen.
Samsung's interest in higher resolution is not something new. The popular smartphone manufacturer has been offering a variety of products blessed with impressive higher resolution.
Back in May, Samsung demonstrated its new 10.1-inch display at the SID Display Week 2011 International Symposium. The new display from Samsung has a 2560x1600 resolution, far in excess of anything in the tablet market today. Apple's iPad 2 features a display of 9.7-inch with 1024 x 768 resolution.
According to Technoblog, Apple is carrying out quality-testing on LCD parts made by both Samsung and LG to decide which will be suitable for its next generation tablet, iPad 3.
Meanwhile, Samsung and LG are also assessing the display screens that may be used for the iPad 3. Samsung started supplying the display screen of the iPad 2 after some of its units were discovered with light leaks.
Since the patent row between Apple and its parts supplier Samsung is at its peak, Samsung may march over its rival with the new technology.