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KYOCERA Introduces New Advanced TFT LCDs to the Automotive Market

 October 22, 2014 – PLYMOUTH, MI – Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation, Display Division will introduce new TFT technology products at the 2014 Vehicle Display Symposium being held at the University of Michigan Dearborn, October 23-24. Focused on small to medium size TFT-LCDs, Kyocera will showcase its new automotive display products in sizes ranging from 1.8” to 8.0” with many advanced technologies and features.

1.8” Heads-Up Display (HUD)
Kyocera’s new 1.8” TFT display was developed for HUD applications. This product uses Kyocera’s Low-Temperature-Poly-Silicon (LTPS) technology to achieve a high resolution of 480 x 240 in a small form factor. In addition to LTPS, Kyocera is able to incorporate Advanced Wide Viewing (AWV) technology to provide a viewing angle of 170 degrees in both horizontal and vertical directions, and to achieve a high contrast ratio exceeding 1200:1, enabling Kyocera’s display to create a high-quality image on the vehicle windshield.

4.2” Driver Information Display
Kyocera’s 4.2” TFT features a 272 x 480 resolution, Advanced Wide View (AWV) technology that provides a viewing angle of 170 degrees in both horizontal and vertical directions, eliminating color inversion that occurs with a standard TFT display. The product also has a high contrast ratio of over 1000:1 and a wide operating temperature range from -30 to 85°C. 
8.0” Cluster Display
Kyocera’s 8.0” automotive TFT was developed for fully reconfigurable instrument cluster applications. It features 800 x 480 (WVGA) resolution, 500 nits brightness, 500:1 contrast ratio, a wide operating temperature range of -30 to 85°C and a standard CMOS interface. 

Other Kyocera LCDs featured at the symposium include a 3.0” round TFT for digital clusters; a 3.3” TFT for Rear-View-Mirror (RVM) applications; and both 3.5” and 5.7” TFT LCDs for cluster applications.

Kyocera has a 38-year history of LCD technology innovation, and leadership in long-term product support — which distinguishes the company as a preferred and reliable supplier, not only for automotive applications, but for the industrial and medical equipment markets as well.

Kyocera Display Corporation, one of Japan’s leading LCD manufacturers, is committed to developing environmentally friendly products and continually strives to reduce environmentally sensitive materials and processes in its manufacturing. The company complies with the RoHS directive.

For more information, please contact Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation’s Display Division at 46723 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, MI, USA 48170; Tel: 734-416-8500; Fax: 734-416-8520; and .

Kyocera Corporation acquired Optrex Corporation in 2012, expanding Kyocera’s global LCD business by adding a production, sales, marketing and R&D base with nearly four decades of experience and continuous innovation in LCD technology.  Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation, Display Division, is the sales, marketing and value-add assembly arm for these products in the Americas, with LCD sales offices in Plymouth, MI; Atlanta, GA; Vancouver, WA; and San Diego, CA. LCD warehouse and distribution center and value-add assembly services are located in Plymouth, MI with company headquarters in Hendersonville, NC.

Kyocera Corporation, the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine (or “advanced”) ceramics. By integrating these engineered materials with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of LCDs, industrial ceramics, solar power generating systems, telecommunications equipment, printers, copiers, electronic components, semiconductor packages, and cutting tools. During the year ended March 31, 2014, the company’s net sales totaled 1.45 trillion yen (approx. US$14.1 billion). The company is ranked #531 on Forbes magazine’s 2014 “Global 2000” listing of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.

Editorial Contact: Jessica He
Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation, Display Division