Not that long ago there were rumors popping up that Apple was buying a failed division of Qualcomm. This was Qualcomm’s Interferometric Modulator Display (also known as IMOD or Marisol). The concept was brilliant even if the execution was not. If Marisol had worked the way that Qualcomm hoped they would have delivered a full color screen that used a fraction of the power and generated very little heat.
The new monitor from Asus comes under a name PB287Q, has a WLED screen with a diagonal of 28 inches and a maximum resolution of 3840x2160 pixels with a density of 157 ppi. Viewing angle is 170 degrees horizontally and 160 degrees vertically, the monitor has an aspect ratio of 16:9, ASCR contrast of 100.000,000:1 and a maximum brightness of 300 cd/m2. The response of the screen is excellent 1 ms (GtG) and can display 1.07 billion colors (10-bit).
Monitor brings 32 inch (31.5-inch visible) Sharp IGZO display in ultra HD resolution (3840x2160 pixels) with LED backlighting. Viewing angle is 176 degrees horizontally and vertically, with a contrast ratio of 100:1 and brightness of 350 cd/m2.
Sharp will soon start mass producing of IGZO LCD screens for laptops. This would finally should allow bigger availability of high resolution screens in laptops, which have so far been well behind in comparison to tablets in the density of dots per inch.
Sharp will start layoffs within their ranks as part of a restructuring plan according to sources close to the company. Over a period of three years, the number of employees should be reduced by 5,000. The company currently has 51,000 employees.
Mobile devices with flexible screens won’t go on sale in near future. This was confirmed by J.K. Sing in an interview with the Wall Street Journal Samsung's director of mobile division, adding that the company does have an internal roadmap of development of such products.