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  • [LCD/PDP International '98] Plasma Display Panels for HDTV Featured at Show
  • November 2, 1998 (TOKYO) -- Plasma display panel (PDP) modules suited for high-definition television (HDTV) were exhibited at the "LCD/PDP International '98" held at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba prefecture through Oct. 30.
    Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. exhibited a 42-in. PDP module with a progressive format (see photo). The module has 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, and its luminance is more than 450cd/m2 with a contrast ratio of 300:1.

    Fujitsu Ltd. exhibited a 42-in. PDP suited for HDTV using a method called Alternate Lighting of Surfaces (ALIS). It has a resolution of 1,024 x 1,024 pixels.

    Hitachi Ltd. showcased a 42-in. PDP panel (1,024 x 1,024 pixels). Pioneer Electronic Corp. exhibited a 50-in. extended graphics array (XGA) panel. And NEC Corp. exhibited a 50-in. XGA wide panel with 1,365 x 768 pixels slated to be produced in the spring of 1999. All of the panels are suited for HDTV sets.

    Sharp Corp. exhibited a 42-in. plasma-addressed liquid-crystal (PALC) panel developed in cooperation with Sony Corp. and Royal Philips Electronics NV of the Netherlands. But that panel does not comply with the HDTV format.

    Related stories:
    LCD Seminar '98 Focuses on Expanding Monitor Market
    New 40-50-Inch HDTV Plasma Display Panels on Exhibit
    Fujitsu Develops Lower-Cost, High Resolution Wall TV Panels

    (Nikkei Microdevices)

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