AUO announces naked eye 3D panels

Another day and another first, this time from AU Optronics (AUO). The company has announced what it claims is the first naked eye 3D laptop panel.

The panel, which will be shown off at FPD International 2010, combines lenticular lens 3D technology with SuperD’s naked eye 3D to create the deadzone-free 15.6 inch notebook and 10.1 inch tablet 3D panels that do not require the use of special glasses. 
The technology also has an an eye-tracking system that captures viewers’ eyeball movements, which overcomes the confined viewing angles of conventional 3D displays, says AUO. This means that viewers should be able to see 3D images in high quality whichever angle they are sitting at.

The panels also have high brightness and Moiré-free image quality and both 2D and 3D modes can operate concurrently on the same display, allowing the viewer to switch between the two.  Text can be displayed in 3D too.

The first displays to appear will be the 15.6 inch Full HD and 10.1″ WXGA panels.  AUO said these will be suitable for laptop and tablet PC displays and should be mass produced in the third quarter of 2011.
We’re actually quite excited about these.