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February 13, 2017

Japan Display Inc.
Announces Development of High-Transmittance Color Transparent Display
- To be Demonstrated at NTT R&D Forum 2017 -

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February 13, 2017 (Tokyo, Japan) - Japan Display Inc. (JDI) today announced the development of a 4.0-inch high-transmittance (80%) color transparent display. The newly-developed display will be demonstrated in a mobile gadget prototype which Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) and Panasonic Corporation have been developing collaboratively. The display and prototype will be demonstrated at the NTT R&D Forum 2017*1, on February 16-17, 2017, at the NTT Research and Development Center, Tokyo, Japan.

The newly-developed display achieves a high transmittance level of 80%, nearly 1.8 times higher than conventional transparent organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays, by applying JDI's new technology that permits the removal of the usual color filter and polarizer layers.

The new high transmittance display allows viewers to see the background image and the displayed foreground image clearly and contemporaneously, thereby enabling Augmented Reality(AR)*2 applications in which superimposed images can be easily blended with the background as seen through the display. By fully utilizing this unique, attractive technology, displays can be developed for new applications, such as shop windows, education tools, automotive, etc.

JDI is targeting to start mass production of this new display in 2018 fiscal year or later, and intends to apply this technology to larger-sized displays as well.

JDI remains committed to continuously offering superior display products featuring advanced technologies.

*1 NTT R&D Forum 2017
https://labevent.ecl.ntt.co.jp/forum2017/e/ new window

*2 AR (augmented reality) involves the comprehensive use of technologies and systems that extend the user's visual experience by integrating and overlaying additional information, such as computer graphics, onto the real world scene.

Display size (diagonal)  4.0-inch
Number of pixels  300 (width) × 360 (height)
Resolution density  117ppi
Number of colors  16.77M
Transmittance  80%

About Japan Display Inc.
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: https://www.j-display.com/english/.

The information contained in this press release is accurate as of the date of issuance and is subject to change without notice. Information in this press release, other than statements of historical fact, constitutes forward-looking statements, which are based on available information, operating plans and projections about future events and trends. Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted in such forward-looking statements.

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