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October 23, 2014

Japan Display Inc. Develops Quick Response LCD That Produces Clear Video Images
at Low Temperatures
- Providing Enhanced Visibility Across a Wide Temperature Range -

October 23, 2014 (Tokyo, Japan) - Japan Display Inc. (President and CEO: Shuichi Otsuka; JDI), a leading global supplier of small- and medium-sized displays, today announced that it had developed a new liquid crystal display (LCD). This LCD comes with a new drive method that enhances the response speed, while keeping the well-received features of the in-plane switching (IPS) technology such as wide viewing angle, high contrast, and limited tone changes. Of particular note is the estimated response speed, which is about two to three time higher* in low temperature conditions. It is expected to be used in automotive devices, cameras, and many other products when need to produce accurate, real-time moving images at freezing point temperatures or even colder conditions.

Today, digital displays are used for many different purposes, and they need to be able to produce the best possible images over a wide temperature range. Existing LCDs are known for their slow response speed under very low temperature conditions, which most often causes them to produce afterimages. This new display developed by JDI offers enhanced response speed to make moving images clearer without afterimages. JDI aims to start mass production by the end of fiscal year 2015.

We will exhibit these displays in Japan Display Inc. booth on October 29 to 31, 2014, during Display Innovation 2014 in PACIFICO Yokohama, Japan.

* Comparison in JDI

【Prototype specifications】
1.for Automotive devices
Screen size (diagonal) 10.0-inch (25.4cm)
Number of pixels 2,880(H) x RGB x 1,080(V)
Resolution density 308 ppi
Response time tr+tf = 60+35ms @-30℃
tr+tf = 3.5+2.5ms @25℃

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2.for Digital cameras
Screen size (diagonal) 2.95-inch (7.49cm)
Number of pixels 720(H) x 480 x RGB(V)
Resolution density 293 ppi
Response time tr+tf = 30+25ms @-20℃
tr+tf = 5+5ms @25℃

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About JDI
Japan Display Inc. (JDI) is the leading global manufacturer of small- and medium-sized display panels and has the world's largest manufacturing capacity for LTPS LCD panels. JDI develops, designs and manufactures displays that provide high resolution, low power consumption and an ultra thin structure for application in smartphones, tablets, automotive electronics, digital cameras, medical equipment and other electronic devices. The company's major customers include leading consumer electronics manufacturers and other well-known global companies. JDI was formed through the consolidation of the display panel businesses of Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba and commenced operations on April 1, 2012.


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