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Message from the Management

Thank you very much for your continued support of Japan Display Inc.

From June 2017, we have begun initiatives under a new management system to improve and stabilize profitability. In the small and medium-sized display industry that the JDI Group competes in, market growth is forecast to ease as the smartphone market in developed countries and China matures. Meanwhile, in the smartphone market, as models of smartphones that have global brand appeal are predicted to launch with OLED displays during FY2017, interest in OLEDs is skyrocketing.

The JDI Group is working toward setting up an OLED pilot line that uses highly efficient product methods at the Mobara Plant to establish a mass production technology during FY2017 and plans to mass produce products in the first half of FY2018.

For the LTPS LCD, the new production line at the Hakusan Plant, which has state-of-the-art production equipment and is capable of highly efficient display production, started full-scale operations in December 2016. In addition to continuing with sales activities of LTPS LCDs for high-end smartphones, we will leverage the technological capabilities that we have cultivated to further strengthen sales activities for the non-mobile field such as on-board car displays, reflective displays, and high resolution laptop computer displays.

In the on-board car display industry that we are focusing on as one pillar in the non-mobile field, forecasts suggest that the market will grow through the number of vehicles produced globally as well as the number of displays installed on each car due to the spread of autonomous cars and electric vehicles. In order to meet this demand, the production capabilities at the Tottori Plant, JDI Group’s biggest production location for on-board car displays, will be expanded. Moreover, by also setting up an automated assembly line for liquid crystal modules, we plan to streamline new product development.

While the JDI Group will continue production in the small and medium-sized display business, we believe that we have a responsibility as a business that places a significant burden on the environment due to the fact that we use a large amount of energy and resources and emit waste to continue to reduce the burden on the environment when producing displays.
In order to fulfil our responsibilities, the JDI Group has set a numerical target as an environmental policy and important theme for the reduction in emissions of CO2, chemicals, and waste, and the efficient use of water. Moreover, we are initiating activities to reduce the environmental burden at the production phase company-wide.
Furthermore, under the management philosophy of "To contribute to the realization of a prosperous society by delivering beauty and excitement to the world's people through leading-edge technology," the JDI Group will develop beautiful displays that elicit surprise and excitement with state-of-the-art technology, and by offering these displays to the world, we aim to contribute to the development of people's lives and culture.

Nobuhiro Higashiiriki Chief Executive for the Environment
  • Nobuhiro Higashiiriki
  • CEO, Representative
    Director and Chairman
  • Chief Environmental Officer

To realize this management philosophy, we must consider the foundation of people's lives: the environment. The JDI Group will incorporate environmental considerations into the production and development processes, and tackle the creation of innovative products that are compatible with both business activities and the environment that conform to our management philosophy.

We hope for your unwavering support in the future.

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