Smartphone using CAAC-IGZO® technology wins 2019 R&D 100 Award*

December, 2019
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

Smartphone using c-axis aligned crystal indium-gallium-zinc oxide (CAAC-IGZO) technology (e. g., AQUOS R2 and AQUOS R2 compact) has received 2019 R&D 100 Award. The CAAC-IGZO technology was co-developed by SEL and Sharp Corporation. The products with CAAC-IGZO displays realize long battery life, high-resolution display, and smooth operation.

The R&D 100 Awards Banquet was held on December 5th, in San Mateo, California.

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*R&D 100 Awards are given to the 100 most significant new innovations among the last year, honoring R&D pioneers and their revolutionary ideas in science and technology. It has been held every year since 1963 by R&D Magazine (whose current name is R&D World magazine) and was held by WTWH media LLC (its new parent company) this year. The full list of 2019 winners is available in

“CAAC-IGZO” is a registered trademark of Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
(Japanese trademark registration No. 5494218).
“AQUOS” is a trademark of Sharp Corporation.