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May 18, 2016

Japan Display 17" 8K4K LTPS TFT LCD Display Awarded
2016 Display of the Year by SID
- Module Provides Life-Like Imagery Offering an Immersive Display Experience -

Japan Display Inc. (JDI) 17" 8K4K LTPS TFT LCD Display is the proud recipient of the 2016 Display of the Year Award from the Society of Information Display (SID)*1 This award is granted to a display product that incorporates the most significant technological advances or outstanding features, and is one award among SID's Display Industry Awards which are the display industry's most prestigious honor, given annually since 1995 to recognize the best display products or applications introduced to the market during the previous calendar year. The awards are announced and presented at Display Week, the annual SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition.

The Display of the Year Award recognized JDI's development of the world's first 17.3-in., high-resolution (7,680 x 4,320 pixels), fast-response (120Hz frame rate) liquid-crystal display module, introduced October 1, 2015*2. The module provides life-like imagery that offers an immersive sense of depth, enabled by its smooth playback of moving images and high resolution picture quality.

The 17.3-in. size is a standard for monitors used in video image production, with 8K technology expected to lead to the next-generation frontier. It is noteworthy that the Japan Broadcasting Company (NHK) has been a proponent of 8K broadcasting for several years, and many sources report that 8K will be used to broadcast the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. High-resolution modules like JDI's are set to take advantage of this broadcast technology.

As we strive for further improvement, JDI has developed a low power consumption version with advanced LTPS technology. Both displays, the original award winning 17" display and the new 17" low power consumption version, will be demonstrated in JDI's booth #917 at SID's Display Week at the Moscone Convention Center, May 22 - May 27, 2016, in San.Francisco, California, USA.

*1 SID: The Society for Information Display
*2 JDI Announces Development of World's First Standard Monitor Size 17.3-inch 8K4K LCD Module

* Link to YouTube



About JDI
Japan Display Inc. (JDI) is the leading global manufacturer of advanced small- and medium-sized LTPS LCD panels. By leveraging its advanced technologies and the world's largest LTPS production capacity, JDI provides high resolution, low power consumption and thin displays for smartphones, tablets, automotive electronics, digital cameras, medical equipment and other electronic devices. JDI, which commenced operations in April 2012, was formed through the consolidation of the display panel businesses of Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba. The company's common stock is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange with the securities code number 6740. . For more information please visit: http://www.j-display.com/english/.


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