News Release: The former Toshiba Mobile Display

April 13, 2006

Toshiba Matsushita Display Announces World's First Thinnest and Lightest weight 12.1-inch Wide-format low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) TFT LCD for Mobile Notebook PC Application.
- New 12.1-inch Wide-Format, 2.9mm Thick, Lightweight TFT LCD is Suitable for High-Quality DVD and TV Content -

Tokyo, Japan-Toshiba Matsushita Display Technology Co., Ltd. (TMDisplay), the leading manufacture of thin-film transistor (TFT) LCD modules for mobile applications, announced mass production of an 12.1-inch wide-format (16:10) low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) TFT LCD for notebook PC applications using a new light emitting diode (LED) backlighting system and thinnest glass substrates. This approach results in a module with thickness of 2.9mm (at the thinnest part) and weight of 183g, which is about half thickness and 32% reduction of weight compared with current product.

TMD makes advance in LTPS mass production technology, which is stated as strategic core-technology, and combining thin LED backlighting system and thinnest glass substrate for large size LCD, enables to achieve ultimate thin and light weight module with same optical characteristic with current CCFL (Cold Cathode Florescent Lamp).

This panel achieves 300cd/m2 which is 50% higher than current product*1), as well as thin and light weight. Its aspect ratio is 16:10 (Wide XGA), which is suitable for DVD or TV program. So, it is the best LCD module for mobile PC to enjoy video images and contents at "Anytime, anywhere".

To meet customers' request correctly, TMDisplay will continuously line up ultimate thin, light and low power realized LCD module and support developing of mobile PC spec.

The new displays are on exhibit at Display 2006 booth #1-02 at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan from April 19-21, 2006.

*1) Compared with TMDisplay's standard LCD module for mobile notebook PC

Items Specifications
Display Size (diagonal) 31cm (12.1-inch)
Pixel Format 1280 x 800 (16:10 wide-format WXGA resolution)
Outline Dimension 270.5 x 180.0 x 4.5mm (thinnest area at 2.90mm)
Luminance 300cd/m2
Weight 183g

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