LG unveils world's thinnest LCD TV panel

LG has unveiled the world's thinnest liquid crystal display (LCD) television panel at just 2.6 millimetres (0.1 inches) thick.

The South Korean firm said in a statement that the ultra-slim design was achieved by using proprietary optical film technology and an edge-lit light emitting diode backlight system.

The 42 inch TV panel, which weighs in at less than four kilograms and offers a 120Hz refresh rate with full HD (1920x1080) resolution, will be officially showcased at next year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Last week, LG set the ambitious target of selling 400,000 3D-ready TV sets around the world in 2010 as it aims to dominate the nascent market.