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August 1st, 2018
Japan Display Inc.

<JDI Future Trip Project>
A New World: Development of “A Smart Helmet” with HUD Technology

Concept name: Sparta

August 1, 2018 (Tokyo Japan) - Japan Display Inc. (JDI) today announced its development of "A smart helmet with HUD*" application concept, which may be possible to project various information (e.g., speed, GPS, incoming alerts etc.) on the helmet visor.

In motor sports, including motorcycles, the driver needs to change their line of sight to check meters and gauges, and the road in front of them. By incorporating a HUD display into the helmet, the changes in viewpoint can be minimized by projecting the gauge information onto the visor, which contributes to improved driving and safety.

JDI foresees that this type of product may have application with huge potential in several other areas, including gaming, security, and construction, for example. The helmet could also allow people to enjoy new experiences in sky diving, winter sports, cycling, etc.

*HUD is abbreviation of Head Up Display: A transparent display that shows data without requiring users to look away from their usual viewpoints. This technology is used in automobiles to project various information (e.g., speed, navigation, and warning signals) on the front windshield glass.

[JDI Future Trip Project]
Commercialization of "5G" will be started in 2020 and all devices surrounding people will be connected to the internet. JDI recently established a new corporate philosophy -- "With fresh perspectives and advancing technologies, we work constantly to realize a world that is inspiring and free of stress" -- as well as set up a new department (April 2018) to promote marketing and innovation, so that we are promoting "kotozukuri" (value creation) by utilizing JDI's #1 market share in small- and medium-size LCD displays, JDI's technological strength. JDI will create new future experiences within our "JDI Future Trip Project".

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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