News Release: The former Toshiba Mobile Display

October 4, 2004

Toshiba Matsushita Display Announces 3.5-inch full color organic electroluminescence display panel will be launched since A2005.

Toshiba Matsushita Display Technology Co.,Ltd. developed 3.5" full color organic EL display panel(organic EL panel), and decided to launch the mass production for small mobile AV equipments in 2005A.

The organic EL panel, unlike the crystal display emits light in itself when currents are passed to organic substances. It is not only suitable for both moving and motion image with higher contrast pictures, wider viewing angle, and higher response, but provides lower consumption, thinner, and lighter capabilities. Thus it draws attention as the next-generation panel.

Implementing adoption of mass production and leading edge technology of low temperature p-Si, which is focused strategically as core technology to products, TMD regards organic EL is positioned as the important applied market.

In addition to year's working of organic EL's manufacturing technology, excellent color reproduction and high resolution were achieved(the number of the pixels, QVGA 320×240) dew to combination with driving method with high uniformity(*1) and high quality image technology(*2). For the small mobile AV, mass production will be launched during 2005A.

(*1) current copy:
It is a driving method effective to organic EL. Each pixel's non-uniform surface brightness caused by TFT's element characteristics are uniformed by self-compensation.

(*2) TMD Time Modulated Drive:
When high-luminance white patterns are displayed, the cross talk on the lower white parts damages picture qualities. To avoid it, the original driving method was adopted.

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