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May 10, 2018

JDI Announces Development of High-Pixel-Density 1001ppi LCD
Specifically-Designed for Virtual Reality Applications

May 10, 2018 (Tokyo, Japan) - Japan Display Inc. (JDI) today announced the development of a 3.25-inch 1001ppi low temperature polysilicon (LTPS) TFT LCD specifically-designed for virtual reality (VR) head mount display (HMD) applications. JDI plans to start commercial shipments by the end of March in 2019, and will accelerate the design of even higher resolution displays for VR-HMD applications in the future.

In order to achieve natural and realistic motion pictures in VR-HMD devices, the desired display characteristics are: high pixel density, improved motion blur, and low latency. JDI announced the development of a high-pixel-density 803ppi LCD last year, which helped to alleviate problems associated with users noticing pixel grid lines (i.e., pixelation). However, even more compact-size LCDs and higher magnification lenses are required to decrease the size and weight of HMD devices. 800ppi is not sufficient for this purpose. Instead, display resolution over 1000ppi is anticipated from the market.

JDI’s new 1001ppi LTPS TFT LCD not only features high pixel density, but also has improved LC response time from 4.5msec to 2.2msec (gray-to-gray, worst case) which helps to reduce motion blur. In addition to these features, the 1001ppi LTPS TFT LCD is able to operate at 120Hz refresh rate, though most displays for VR-HMD applications operate below 90Hz. This 120Hz refresh rate contributes to minimize system latency.

Comparison of Pixel Density

By applying this 1001ppi LCD to new VR-HMD devices, users will have enhanced enjoyment of their virtual reality experience, and, further VR market expansion is expected by this technology.

JDI will continue to strive to maintain its leading position in high-pixel-density displays for VR-dedicated HMD devices by leveraging it’s core technological competency in the development of LTPS TFT LCDs.

* ppi is an abbreviation for pixels per inch.

  803ppi LTPS TFT-LCD 1001ppi LTPS TFT-LCD
LCD mode IPS designed for VR
Size 3.60-inch 3.25-inch
Resolution 1920×RGB×2160 2160×RGB×2432
Pixel density 803 ppi 1001 ppi
Response time 4.5msec (gray-to-gray, worst case) 2.2msec (gray-to-gray, worst case)
Refresh rate 90Hz 120Hz
Backlight method Global blinking

1001ppi LTPS TFT LCD will be demonstrated in JDI's booth #917 at The Society of Information Display (SID) "Display Week", at the Los Angeles Convention Center, May 22 - May 24, 2018, in Los Angeles, California, USA.

  • Venue: Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Date: May 20(Sunday) ~ May 25 (Friday), 2018
  • URL: http://www.displayweek.org/ new window

SID's Display Week is the premier international event for the electronic display industry, where breakthrough technologies are introduce. Display Week offers synergies unparalleled by any other display event, comprised of attendees and exhibitors representing the foremost display-engineering talent from all over the world, as well as leaders representing both the commercial and consumer markets.

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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