Shortage of AMOLED displays supplied by Samsung is the main reason behind HTC's decision to introduce SLCD displays to its portfolio.
Therefore, HTC, which has considered introducing SLCD displays as an alternative to AMOLED displays for a time, is forced to step up switching to SLCD displays.
The firm has confirmed that it is going to build SLCD display into Desire and Nexus One starting the end of this summer, but will continue using AMOLED displays in another two hot-sellers, Legend and Incredible.
However, from another viewpoint, HTC's recent decision to fit SLCD displays in the aforementioned two models means that the firm also hopes to keep smooth production of Incredible, which is increasingly popular with consumers in the U.
HTC has bypassed this problem, Chou said, by partnering with Sony, which will supply its new SLCDs to "meet the high demand.
HTC said the SLCDs will be integrated on certain HTC smartphones, including Nexus One and Desire, beginning later this summer.
Controller drives small LCD panels by Hitachi, Kyocera, Sharp, NEC, and others used in medical, industrial, and military embedded products.
The application kit includes a Reach Technology SLCD controller board, a 5.
Reach Technology's SLCD controller allows an LCD graphic display to be accessed as an intelligent serial device.
Included in this application kit is a NEMA 4 steel enclosure which holds the SLCD board, industrial 12-24 V DC-power supply and a 5.