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| Hitachi to Sell Improved Reflective STN-LCD Panels
March 16, 1999 (TOKYO) -- Hitachi Ltd. said it will start marketing color,
reflective super twisted nematic-liquid crystal display (STN-LCD) panels
with enhanced white-color quality, from the second quarter of this year.
|The company made the upgrade mainly by improving the transmittance of
filters for red, green and blue (RGB), company officials said.
Also, Hitachi achieved a high contrast rating of 12:1 through the optimization
of the products' cell structure and optical system, and through improvements
of materials for spacers, company officials said.
The products have a reflectance of 25 percent, the officials noted.
The electronics company will market a 3.6-in. panel (9cm diagonal) with
320 x 240 pixels and a 6.2-in. panel (16cm diagonal) with 640 x 240
Hitachi will aim to develop products with a contrast of 15:1 and a reflectance
of 30 percent by improving the cell structure and materials for liquid
crystals as early as the third quarter, company officials said.
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