News Release: The former Toshiba Mobile Display

April 16, 2002

Toshiba Matsushita Display Technology introduces world's largest polymer organic light-emitting diode display First OLED 17-inch XGA wide display.

Toshiba Matsushita Display Technology Co., Ltd. (TMD) today announced the world's first full-color 17-inch XGA wide polymer organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display, a breakthrough display achieved forming a light-emitting polymer film on low temperature polysilicon thin film transistor (TFT).

OLED display data via an organic light-emitting diode in pixels formed on a TFT array. The display itself emits light and has no need of the backlight required by LCDs, opening the way to thinner, lighter display panels that consume less power. OLED displays also offer the faster response time required for motion pictures and support a wider viewing angle.

The newly developed 17-inch XGA wide OLED display was made possible by breakthroughs in ink-jet printing and solvent-material technologies for depositing a polymer film. Both advances can be applied to the achievement of large size, high resolution displays and efficient mass production without any need for a vacuum environment. The resulting display is the largest OLED display yet achieved and offers the highest resolution, 1280 x 768 pixels.

TMD expects OLED displays to find their initial market in cellular phones and small- and medium-sized PDAs, but development of a 17-inch wide OLED confirms application as larger displays for audio-visual equipment, including TVs.

The new display is on exhibit at EDF2002;Electronic Display Forum held at Tokyo Big Site, Tokyo, Japan from April 16-18,2002.

Display Polymer Organic Light-Emitting Diode Display
Size 17inch diagonal
Pixel count 1280RGB x 768pixel(XGA wide)
Grayscale/color 64 grayscale(6bit/RGB) / 262,144colors
Brightness 100-300cd/m2
Contrast 200 : 1(dark room)

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