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December 4th, 2018
Japan Display Inc.

<JDI Future Trip Project>
Start of joint development, in the digital ceramics field, with Narumi

JDI × Narumi Corporation

Japan Display Inc. (JDI) would like to announce we will be starting a joint development of a new product, merging displays with ceramics, in partnership with Narumi Corporation (hereinafter Narumi, Representative Director and President Ken Fujie), which was the first company successful in mass producing bone china in Japan, in the strategy briefing "JDI Future Trip -Creating Beyond-", to be held on December 4th 2018.

Narumi is expanding into a new business field, along with flatware, and JDI is studying a new business division creation, in the non-mobile segment. Through the collaboration with Narumi, with its excellent quality and designs in ceramics, gained over the years, and JDI, with its world class technology in the small to mid-size LCD displays, have agreed to commence development of merging ceramics with LCD displays.
The collaboration in this segment will send out to the world new attractive products of Japanese technology and traditional ceramics.

Type of ceramics that include bone ash as raw ingredients. It is said to be the highest grade of ceramics, with the characteristics being a warming milk white color, smooth to the touch, and brilliant transparency. It was developed in 1965, by Narumi, as the bone china dinner set in Japan.

【 Narumi Corporation 】

Since being founded in 1946, with the world famous name of "NARUMI" for western flatware, Narumi is a western flatware maker, known throughout the world. It has been 50 years since they were the first in Japan to mass -produce bone china, with the traditional core technology and design capabilities, they provide all with high quality happy time, being a corporation that brings a small to one and all.

Narumi's home page:
Contact:
For customers, contact Yoshiyuki Azemi, from the Business Transformation Office
TEL:
03-5117-3603

【 JDI Future Trip Project 】

In 2020, with the commercialization of the next generation communication network, 5G, coming online, IoT will progress so much that there will be machines we will come in contact with in our daily lives. JDI, by defining "With ideas that have never been heard of before, seeking unlimited technology, we will continue to create a world where humans can perform dynamically", a new organization for promoting Marketing and Innovation was started from April 2018. With the technological capabilities JDI has, as the top shareholder in the small to medium display maker in the world, the project for promoting not just manufacturing, but creating value, providing value added services and solutions is "JDI Future Trip".

JDI Future Trip link:

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