What is IPS (In-Plane Switching) Display? - Explained


A image displaying the difference between IPS displays and TFT Display. Image by Internet.

1. What is IPS Display?

IPS displays are a type of TFT display which is advanced to overcome a set of challenges in the TFT display. IPS stands for In Plane Switching, which is a technology developed by Hitachi Ltd which is a company based in Japan in 1996. 

The difference in the TFT display is the crystals molecules move parallel to the panel plane instead of perpendicular to it which reduces the amount of light scattering in the matrix which gives IPS it's characteristic wide viewing angles and good color reproduction.

IPS displays are used in the smart phones, digital camera displays, laptops, computer monitors where the color composition and the viewing angle is important.