News Release: The former Toshiba Mobile Display

April 17, 2006

Toshiba Matsushita Display Announces The World's Highest Level of High Transmittance, Wide Viewing Angle and High Speed 9-inch Field Sequential OCB-LCD.

Tokyo, Japan-Toshiba Matsushita Display Technology Co., Ltd. (TMDisplay), the leading manufacture of thin-film transistor (TFT) LCD modules for mobile applications, announced the development of a new TFT-LCD which realize high transmittance, wide viewing angle and high speed response by combining two technologies, Optically Compensated Bend (OCB) and Field Sequential.

Field Sequential technology does not require color filters differing from general color LCDs. Therefore, Field Sequential method can realize

  1. 1.High transmittance without any absorption loss. In Color filter method, more than 70% of back light brightness is absorbed by color filters.
  2. 2.Maximum 3 times higher resolution without dividing1 pixel when Color filter method use 3 subpixels which shows each RGB to make 1 pixel.

This technology has these great advantages but on the other hand, minimum 3 times higher speed driving to show RGBs is necessary, so high speed response LCD is indispensable to give its full performance.

Accordingly, TMDisplay focused on the high-speed response that is one of the characteristics of OCB technology we have been developing, and combine it with the Field Sequential technology to achieve the development of a LCD that has a lot of great characters showing below.
* High Transmittance (2.6 times higher than our former OCB panels)
* Low Power Consumption
* Wide Viewing Angle (Upper/Lower 170 degree, Left/Right 170 degree)
* High Speed Response (3.3ms)
Also this LCD can realize High Brightness and Ultra High Resolution.

This development product can meet customer's needs such as Low Power Consumption, Wide Viewing Angle, High Resolution so that it is suitable for mobile AV use.

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

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