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March 27, 2014

Japan Display Inc. to Commence Shipping of Next-Generation High Resolution
5.5-Inch WQHD LCD Modules for Mobile Devices
- Boasting a world top-class resolution of 538 ppi -

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March 27, 2014 (Tokyo, Japan) - Japan Display Inc. (President and CEO: Shuichi Otsuka; JDI), a global leader in mobile display technologies, announced that it has developed a wide Quad HD (hereinafter “WQHD”) format with a resolution of 1,440 horizontal pixels x 2,560 vertical pixels as a display format for leading-edge smartphones*1 and that it is now ready to begin volume production of WQHD products and will commence shipping 5.5-inch WQHD TFT liquid crystal display modules in coming April.

The camera device and image processing technologies incorporated in smartphones are becoming increasingly sophisticated with every day. It is now possible to enjoy high quality images on large displays in excess of 5-inches. The product in question boasts a world-class screen resolution of 538 ppi among the volume production products. It reproduces photo images and videos more realistically than in the Full-HD format with a resolution of 1,080 horizontal pixels x 1,920 vertical pixels on smartphone displays.*2 With this product as a starter, JDI will be releasing a number of WQHD products in 2014 and it is anticipated that a new leading-edge range will emerge in the smartphone sector.

This product adopts JDI's enhanced low-temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) technology, which helps improve the pixel aperture ratio to achieve high transmittance and low power consumption. Meanwhile, it retains the thinness and compactness of the conventional Full-HD TFT liquid crystal display modules.

In the field of mobile devices, where performance enhancement is accelerating, JDI will be working to satisfy customers' demand with its LTPS technology and production capacity that keeps pace with mobile device innovation.

*1 JDI's news release on October 24, 2013, "Japan Display Inc. Announces Development of 5.4-inch WQHD TFT LCD Module"
*2 Resolution density of 5.5-inch Full-HD is 401ppi.

Screen size (diagonal) 5.46-inch (13.87cm)
Number of pixels 1440(x RGB) x 2560 (WQHD)
Resolution density 538 ppi
Dimensions 70.94 mm (W) x 128.26 mm(H) x 1.35mm (D)
Dead-band Top 1.0 mm, side 1.0mm, bottom 5.4 mm
NTSC ratio 70 %
Contrast ratio 1000:1 (Typ.)
Viewing angle >160 degree (CR>100:1)
Surface luminance 450 cd/m2 (Typ.)

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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