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October 4, 2012

Japan Display to Start Mass Production of Full-HD LCD Modules for Smartphones
- 5.0-inch module with 1080x1920 pixels 443ppi for high information content -


Tokyo, October 4, 2012. Japan Display Inc. (JDI), a leader of LCD technologies, announced today that it will start mass-production shipment of 5.0-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) TFT-LCD modules for smartphone applications this October.

Today, mobile information devices, such as smartphones, are increasingly more sophisticated and functional. As a result, compact-size displays are required which are able to show a large amount of information.

JDI is developing LCD modules to meet these growing requirements, based on its advanced core technologies, such as low-temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) for high resolution, in-plane switching (IPS) for wide viewing angle performance, and thinner backlight design for compact size, among others.

The features and benefits of JDI's latest module include:

1) High resolution to display a large amount of information
The 5.0-inch full-HD, 443 ppi* module is able to display approximately 2.3 times more information as compared to 720HD (720x1280 pixels).

2) Wide viewing angle and high contrast for fine and beautiful pictures
IPS technology enables wide viewing angle performance and high contrast, with minimal color shift-and along with the module's high luminance (500cd/m2)-contributes to finer and more beautiful pictures.

3) Large display area, slim, and compact-size LCD module
The thinner LCD module (1.4mm), combined with its narrow frame (1.2mm), allows for compact smartphone design.

This new product is well-suited for high-end mobile smartphones designed to display a large amount of information. With this new product introduction JDI continues to demonstrate its leadership in the global small-size, full-HD resolution LCD module market.

JDI will demonstrate this product in booth #2701 at FPD International 2012, October 31 through November 2, 2012, in Yokohama, Japan.

*ppi is an abbreviation for pixels per inch

Module Specifications
Display mode Transmissive IPS
NTSC ratio 71%
Contrast ratio 1000:1(typical)
Viewing angle > 160 degrees, top/bottom and left/right(with CR>100:1)
Screen size 5.0-inch (12.6cm) diagonal
Number of pixels 1080xRGB x 1920 (full-HD)
Resolution 443ppi
Luminance 500cd/m2 (typical)
Dimensions 64.3㎜ (width) x 118.8㎜ (height) x 1.4㎜ (thickness)

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