KYOCERA to Start Mass Production of New Product 5.7-inch VGA TFT Liquid Crystal Display

Increased Lineup of V-Series for Industrial Use

21 July 2006

Kyocera Corporation (Head Office: Kyoto, President and COO: Makoto Kawamura) today announced that the company had developed a 5.7-inch high-definition VGA Liquid Crystal Display (resolution 640 x 480 dots) for industrial equipment such as manufacturing machine control, test and measurement equipment, and medical equipment. The unit will go into mass production in April this year.

5.7-inch VGA TFT Liquid Crystal Display
(* the screen image is simulated)

Product Name

5.7-inch VGA TFT Liquid Crystal Display

Part Number


Schedule and Place for Mass Production

Start in April 2006, at Kyocera Hayato Plant in Kagoshima,

Sales Target

200,000 units for the initial year (from April 2006 to March 2007)


The industrial LCD market requires a long-term and stable supply system and quality assurance. Kyocera focuses on LCDs for industrial applications as a key market in its LCD business and has a lineup for both STN and TFT LCDs. Nowadays, industrial equipment manufacturers are also facing demands for LCDs with higher resolution that are capable of displaying more information, as a means of adding more value to their products.
In response, Kyocera has developed a 5.7-inch industrial VGA LCD which offers higher resolution by quadrupling the processing capacity of the conventional QVGA type. This new V-Series LCD complies with the RoHS Directive, and is compatible with Kyocera’s lead-free LED backlight.


1. High-definition VGA display

Kyocera has developed a VGA display (resolution 640 x 480 dots) with four times higher resolution in a 5.7-inch display. This enables the display of a much more information on a single screen.

2. Eco-friendly product

The 5.7-inch VGA TFT LCD complies with the RoHS Directive, the European Union’s Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances which comes into force on July 1, 2006, and is compatible with lead-free LED backlight.

3. Symmetrical frame with the width of the surrounding frame narrowed

The design features reduced dead space around the module, and the viewing area is centered horizontally within the outline.  This allows for more compact equipment and gives equipment designers more latitude.

4. Outer designs shared by the V-Series

This 5.7” VGA product is mechanically compatible with the conventional 5.7-inch QVGA V-Series models. This means that equipment manufacturers can upgrade or offer differentiated products without changing the designs of their equipment.

Main specifications

Number of Dot

(640×RGB) ×480 dots

Dot Pitch

(0.06×RGB) ×0.18mm

Outer Dimension





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This STN and TFT liquid crystal display series developed by Kyocera is designed for a wide range of industrial equipment and measuring equipment. It features an LCD screen mounted on a symmetrical frame with the width of the surrounding frame narrowed to optimize the size of the display area in relation to its external dimensions.
This product meets the demands to be compatible with eco-friendly LED backlight and modules with various interfaces.

About KYOCERA Corporation (NYSE: KYO,

Kyocera Corporation, one of global companies, was founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. By combining engineered ceramic materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera Corporation has become a leading supplier of semiconductor packages, electronic components, industrial ceramics, telecommunications equipment, optical instruments, laser printers, copiers and solar energy systems. During the year ended March 31, 2005, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled approximately JP\ 1,180,655 million with net income of approximately JP\ 45,908 million.