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July 25, 2012

Japan Display Inc. Announces Collaboration with Kyushu University's OPERA Center

Japan Display Inc. (President and CEO: Shuichi Otsuka) agreed on the research and development policies of the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronic Research (OPERA) of Kyushu University (President: Dr.Setsuo Arikawa), and has decided to join its project.

Kyushu University has launched OPERA to promote research into the subject of "Challenges for superior organic EL devices and innovative materials for the devices", headed by Professor Chihaya Adachi. The project has been supported by Japan's Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology (FIRST Program) since 2010.

Currently, twelve private enterprises, one public research institution and eleven universities participate in this project and promote comprehensive research into organic EL devices, from basic research to application and development, including design and synthesis of new luminescent materials, device fabrication and elementary technology for display panel production processing.

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Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology (FIRST Program)

This is a five-year research assistance program "of the highest priority for researchers" with the aim of promoting advanced research and strengthening the medium- to long-term international competitiveness and underlying strength of Japan to become a world-leading provider in various fields of industry in three to five years. The program also aims to contribute to the society and welfare of Japan through the application of its results.

Thirty (30) top worldwide researchers selected by the Council for Science and Technology Policy, together with the support organizations designated by such major researchers, have been active in their research and development activities and promotion.

Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research (OPERA)

Kyushu University's OPERA center is now promoting the development of new materials that exhibit rare metal-free high-luminous efficiency for the development of new organic EL light-emitting material by focusing on a new emission mechanism called TADF (Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence). OPERA aims to establish science and technologies such that Japan may lead the world in organic semiconductor devices with a focus on organic EL devices, thereby contributing to Japan's industrial progress and intellectual property.

The information in this news release is current as of the date of announcement. It is subject to change without notice.

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