Dialog Semiconductor, maker of the DA8620 PMOLED driver, has announced that Lenovo will be using the driver in the S800, its new transparent feature phone. The S800 has a transparent color display, which uses the SmartXtend driver technology produced by Dialog. The technology helps to optimize the power use of the transparent display.
PMOLEDs provide better picture and color quality, and viewing angle than LCD displays. This device will have QVGA resolution. The SmartXtend technology used in the display includes a multi-line addressing scheme, pre-charge schemes, and accurate dynamic current matching to reduce the average power consumption of the display, and also extend its lifetime.
"I am delighted to announce Lenovo as the first commercial adopter of our SmartXtend OLED driver IC. Lenovo has a well founded reputation for implementing cutting edge technologies, and I have no doubt the S800 handset will exceed consumer expectations while providing a new user experience with its transparency effect," said Dr Jalal Bagherli, CEO at Dialog Semiconductor. "Together with our module partners we have perfected this technology over recent years to now offer portable device manufacturers a display technology that provides superior performance and enables unique features, such as transparency and flexibility. The Lenovo S800 early adopter design win will stimulate the PMOLED mobile market and represents our next milestone on route to mass production"
The DA8620 is available now and is shipped in bare die form with gold bumps suitable for mounting as chip-on-flex or chip-on-glass.