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January 25, 2017

Japan Display Inc. Announces Development of "FULL ACTIVETM FLEX"
- Design Flexibility Expanded by Adopting Plastic Substrate in 5.5-inch Full-HD Display -


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January 25, 2017 (Tokyo, Japan) - Japan Display Inc. (JDI) today announced the development of FULL ACTIVETM FLEX, which uses a plastic substrate for both sides of the liquid crystal layer, and its introduction into a 5.5-inch Full-HD LCD display for smartphone devices.

With FULL ACTIVETM FLEX it is easily possible to form curved shapes by utilizing its flexibility, and thus it will greatly help to expand the degrees of freedom in smartphone design. Also, by using plastic substrates instead of glass, it is possible to prevent cracking from occurring when the display is dropped.

Furthermore, by incorporating low-frequency driving technology, which JDI has developed in the past, this FULL ACTIVETM FLEX supports not only a normal 60Hz driving scheme but also supports a driving scheme as low as 15Hz. This contributes to a significant decrease of power consumption for mobile devices.

JDI is planning to start mass production of this display in 2018.

JDI will position this technology as one of its new platform technologies, and will consider adopting it not only in smartphone displays but also in notebook PCs, automotive applications and other various products as well.


【Specifications】
Display size  5.5-inch
Number of pixels  1080(xRGB)×1920 Full-HD
Resolution density  401ppi
LCD driving frequency  60Hz/30Hz/15Hz
LCD mode  Photo-Alignment IPS (IPS-NEOTM)
Surface luminance  500cd/m2 (Typ.)
Contrast ratio  1500:1 (Typ.)


About Japan Display Inc.
Japan Display Inc. (JDI) is a leading global manufacturer of advanced small- and medium-sized LTPS LCDs. By leveraging its advanced technologies and the world's largest LTPS LCD 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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