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May 22, 2017

JDI Announces Development of the World's Highest Definition Electronic
Paper Backplane
- Enables ePaper Displays with 400ppi and 600ppi Pixel Density -

Nearly 30 times information on a Panel allows to display realistic and high-quality images.

Tokyo, Japan - May 22, 2017 - Japan Display Inc. (JDI) today announced the development of the world's highest resolution electronic paper (ePaper) backplane*1, the first collaborative development achievement since the announcement of the long-term strategic alliance with E Ink Holdings, (E Ink, TW: 8069) for ePaper business. Through the partnership with E Ink, JDI intends to diversify its business scope beyond its existing LCD market.

ePaper is a reflective display with visual qualities equivalent to traditional paper and the benefit of electronic updates. ePaper has a wide viewing angle, low power consumption, and vivid images even in bright sunlight.

The new development by JDI achieves resolutions of 400ppi and 600ppi, with the newly-designed built-in LTPS backplane. This will allow products using ePaper to have higher resolution, such as WXGA and FHD for displays, the same as high-end smartphones and high-quality printing.

JDI's goal in developing its latest ePaper backplane is for ePaper to empower not only high resolution and battery-powered devices such as eBooks, smartphons and tablets, but also future devices for the "Internet-of-Things" (IoT) .

In the future JDI intends to further expand its development to meet the diverse market requirements for ePaper business.

ePaper modules with the built-in high definition LTPS backplane will be demonstrated in JDI's booth #917 at The Society of Information Display (SID) "Display Week", at the Los Angeles Convention Center, May 23 - May 25, 2017, in Los Angeles, California, USA.

  • Venue: Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Date: May 21 (Sunday) ~ May 26 (Friday), 2017
  • URL: http://www.displayweek.org/ new window
Definition Color ePaper Film Reflectivity View Angle
600ppi Black and White Carta 40% 180°
400ppi Black and White Carta 40% 180°
*1 Photo is an image

Reference: JDI press release
November 09, 2016: Japan Display and E Ink Form Strategic Alliance

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/.

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