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  • Hitachi Says TFT-LCD Market Set to Improve From July
  • February 5, 1998 (TOKYO) -- Tsugio Makimoto, Hitachi Ltd.'s senior executive managing director and electronics group president, said the company believes that the market for thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels will improve from the second half of 1998.

    "The TFT-LCD market has been stagnant from November 1997. With the popularity of low-priced personal computers in the background, it is mainly super-twisted nematic (STN) types of LCDs that are supporting the LCD business," Makimoto said.

    "Starting in the second half of 1998, we can expect the TFT-LCD market to improve, and TFTs will be leading the LCD business," he added.

    Makimoto noted that the expected upward trend in the TFT-LCD market is due to larger screen sizes. As screens become larger, the number of panels taken from a base glass substrate will decrease, and thus a supply shortage of TFT-LCDs will likely develop.

    (Nikkei Microdevices)

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    Updated: Wed Feb 4 16:40:17 1998