NEC LCD Technologies to Expand Lineup of LCD Modules Featuring White LED Backlight Systems for Industrial Applications
TOKYO & SANTA CLARA, Calif. & DUESSELDORF, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NEC LCD Technologies, together with its sales and marketing channels in the Americas and Europe, NEC Electronics America, Inc. and NEC Electronics (Europe) GmbH, today introduced four new amorphous-silicon thin-film-transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) modules incorporating a newly designed LED light source unit into the backlight system. These units offer long operating life: 70,000 hours at room temperature (25 degrees Celsius) and 60,000 hours at high temperature (70 degrees Celsius).
The new products expand NEC LCD Technologies’ already extensive line-up of TFT LCD modules with white LED backlight systems. The new part numbers, screen sizes and resolutions are as follows:
|Part Number||Screen Size||Screen Resolution|
|NL10276BC30-34D||15.0 inch (38 cm diagonal)||XGA (1024 × 768 pixels)|
|NL10276BC20-18||10.4 inch (26 cm diagonal)||XGA (1024 × 768 pixels)|
|NL8048BC24-09D||9.0 inch (23 cm diagonal)||WVGA (800 × 480 pixels)|
|NL8048BC19-11D||7.0 inch (18 cm diagonal)||WVGA (800 × 480 pixels)|
The main characteristics of the new models are:
Increasing demand for LCD modules featuring low power consumption, smaller dimensions, lighter-weight designs and higher resistance to shock and vibration has prompted the development of LCD modules equipped with white LED backlight systems. White LED backlight systems offer superior performance in power consumption, compact designs as well as greater resistance to shock and vibration as compared to CCFL LCD modules. In addition, white LEDs do not require inverter circuits, which generate high-frequency noise and harmonic currents that may cause malfunctions in peripheral devices and hinder precise testing results. White LEDs are completely mercury-free and pose fewer hazards to the environment than CCFLs, which contain trace amounts of mercury.
In response to the growing demand for white LED LCD modules, NEC LCD Technologies has aggressively developed a product lineup featuring white LED backlights beginning with the launch of a 6.5-inch LED LCD module (part number NL10276BC13-01C) in May 2007. In September 2008, the company introduced five new white LED LCD modules designed specifically for industrial applications and featuring NEC’s newly designed long-life (up to 70,000 hours) white LED light source unit. The four new white LED products introduced today further expand NEC’s long-life white LED LCD product offerings.
NEC LCD Technologies will continue to enhance its lineup of LCD modules featuring white LED backlight systems to address the needs of various industrial applications. The company also seeks to broaden the range of environments in which LCD modules can be used and to develop new fields of application.
Two of the new LED LCD modules (part numbers NL10276BC30-34D and NL10276BC20-18) will be showcased at the NEC Group booth at the 12th Embedded System Expo (ESEC) at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan, May 13-15, and in the NEC Electronics America booth (#459) at the Society of Information Display (SID) Display Week 2009 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, June 2-4.
More information about the new products can be found on the NEC Electronics America website at:
About NEC LCD Technologies, Ltd.
NEC LCD Technologies, Ltd. is one of the world's leading providers of high-quality, innovative, active-matrix liquid crystal display (AM-LCDs) modules for the industrial and high-end monitor markets. The company focuses its development on four core technology areas: 1) ultra-wide viewing angle SFT technology with high luminance, wide color gamut and fast response; 2) NLT technology for high visibility in any kind of ambient light environment; 3) VIT technology to add extra value to LCD modules; and 4) adaptive design technology, which together meet a variety of specialized needs for the flat panel display markets. NEC LCD Technologies' worldwide support includes sales and marketing affiliates NEC Electronics America, Inc. (www.am.necel.com) and NEC Electronics Europe (www.eu.necel.com) that offer specialized display solutions to their respective markets. NEC LCD Technologies employs approximately 1,200 people worldwide and offers one of the broadest product portfolios for the medical, factory automation, test and measurement, entertainment, kiosk, POS and ATM markets. Additional information can be found at http://www.nec-lcd.com/en/index.html.
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