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  • Toshiba, IBM to Transfer TFT-LCD Technology to China
  • October 1, 1998 (TOKYO) -- Toshiba Corp. and IBM Corp. reached an agreement with China's National Electronics Import and Export Jilin and Jilin Electronics to transfer production technology for thin-film transistor liquid-crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels.
    Jilin Electronics will complete a new plant as early as mid-1999 and start producing TFT-LCD panels from the end of 1999. The company will be the first manufacturer of TFT-LCD panels in China.

    Display Technology Inc. (DTI), Toshiba's and IBM's joint venture that makes TFT-LCD panels, will collaborate in the construction of the new production lines. DTI will supply Jilin Electronics with part of its current production equipment.

    Jilin Electronics was founded in February 1998, and it is manufacturing super-twisted nematic (STN) LCDs and twisted nematic (TN) LCDs at present.

    (Nikkei Microdevices)

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