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  • Artwork to Sell Low-priced Color TFT-LCD Monitors
  • April 9, 1998 (TOKYO) -- Artwork Corp., a developer of communications devices, said that it will market a 14.1-in. XGA color thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) monitor with 1,024 x 768 pixels at a price of 114,800 yen (US$860) as early as May.
    The company's other products that will be marketed at the same time are a 12.1-in. TFT-LCD monitor with 800 x 600 pixels (SVGA), to be sold at 59,800 yen (US$450); a 15.1-in. XGA TFT-LCD monitor, priced at 134,800 yen (US$1,010); and an 18.1-in. TFT-LCD monitor with 1,280 x 1,024 pixels (SXGA), priced at 299,800 yen (US$2,250).

    Artwork has a hinging technology for installing a large LCD about the same size as the body of a notebook personal computer, into that body. The company procures TFT-LCD panels for the monitors from LG Electronics Inc. of Korea at low prices in exchange for transferring its hinging technology to the Korean maker.

    Also, Artwork will market TFT-LCD modules along with the TFT-LCD monitors. Prices will be around 40,000 yen (US$300) for a 12.1-in. SVGA module; 65,000 yen-70,000 yen (US$488-US$525) for a 14.1-in. XGA module; 80,000-plus yen (US$600) for a 15.1-in. XGA module; and around 250,000 yen (US$1,880) for an 18.1-in. SXGA module.

    The company is now entering the LCD monitor and module businesses. Its sales of LCD monitors and modules are projected to reach 20 billion yen (US$150 million) in fiscal 1998, company officials said.

    Related stories : Akia Offers 12.1-in. TFT-LCD for 98,000 Yen
    Sales Prices of 14-in. LCD PC Monitors Decline

    (Nikkei Microdevices)

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    Updated: Wed Apr 8 21:01:42 1998