Sony FPA new LCD technology
Sony develops Hybrid FPA; novel LCD panel technology

09 Dec 2010 | Rasmus Larsen |

Sony has developed a new LCD panel technology called Hybrid FPA that is said to enable a significantly faster response time of less than 3 ms. FPA is also said to improve 3D picture quality and high frame rate video reproduction.

Sony Hybrid FPA

Sony previously developed the FPA (presented at SID 2010 in May, 2010) panel technology based on the VA LCD panel technology. FPA is short for field-induced photo-reactive alignment and the new FPA variant should improve picture quality, according to Sony.

The improvements range from faster response time of 3 ms to higher contrast ratios. Most VA based panels such as Samsung’s PVA and AUO’s VA variant have a response time of 6 ms or 8 ms. Because of faster response time Sony also believes that FPA can improve 3D picture quality and high frame rate video reproduction.

FPA technology has faster response time and higher contrast according to Sony

The picture above illustrates how the liquid crystals are aligned inside the many small pixels. Sony says that;
- “One method for improving liquid crystal response time is to generate pre-tilt of the liquid crystal molecules. FPA technique uses the alignment layer developed by Sony and maintains pre-tilt of liquid crystal molecules by irradiating UV while applying voltage in manufacturing process”.

Additionally, this technology will achieve production efficiencies by reducing the manufacturing process and time.

Sony is jointly developing alignment layer materials with JSR Corporation for early commercialization of this technology. Sony has provided no concrete plans to release products based on the FPA panel technology.

Today Sony is cooperating with Samsung and Sharp, respectively, in manufacturing of LCD-TV panels.

Share on:

Latest news

UEFA debuts free streaming service

14 Jun 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |

Sony A9G OLED wins 'King of TV' at 2019 TV Shootout

13 Jun 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
The Wall Luxury

Samsung will launch 'The Wall Luxury' microLED displays in July

13 Jun 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |

Next-gen Xbox console will have a disc drive

12 Jun 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Sony A8G

Sony 2019 A9G and A8G OLED TVs now available

11 Jun 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Iron Man

All Marvel Cinematic Universe films will be remastered in 4K

10 Jun 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Project Scarlett

Next-gen Xbox: 8K graphics, 120fps, SSD & ray-tracing - launching in 2020

10 Jun 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |

WarnerMedia streaming service likely to be more expensive than Netflix, Disney+

07 Jun 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |