New transflective displays go into series production

Kyocera Fineceramics GmbH

14 July 2008

Kyoto/Neuss – Kyocera is soon to offer two 5.7" LC-Displays that feature transflective technology. These displays proportionally reflect most of the ambient light, using it as a light source. This saves energy and makes possible industrial use of the displays in direct sunlight. The brilliant colours and outstanding contrast usual for Kyocera LCDs make these two screens truly stand out.

1. V-series transflective type
The LC-Display augments Kyocera's Series V Industrial LCDs. Their symmetrical design and mechanical compatibility allow the customer to use products within the series interchangeably. They also offer long life LEDs and – thanks to the DC-DC converter integrated in the reverse circuit board – only require one power source. Users can choose between currents of 3.3 V or 5.0 V.
The 5.7” V-series transflective type features brightness of 150 cd/m2 (VGA). A high contrast ratio of 150:1 as well as a wide view angle of 160° (H) and 125° (W) ensures images of excellent quality. With dimensions of 144 (B), 104.8 (H) and 13 (T) millimeters it weighs 220 g.

2. Slim transflective type
With a depth of 8.85 millimeters, the slim transflective type (width 135 mm, height 104.8 mm) is particularly thin and light: 160 g. It has a wide viewing angle of 160° (H) and 125° (W), and the contrast ratio of 200:1 means outstanding image quality. A ccc-board is already included.
Both products are available with a conventional touch panel or Kyocera's new glass touch panel technology. As a result, their suitability for use in mobile devices – for example, in production, measurement technology or medicine – is outstanding.

Sustainable Production
Sustainable environmental protection is a defining goal at Kyocera. The company is actively engaged in the development of environmentally-friendly products and working to reduce the use of environmentally degrading materials and processes in industry. Kyocera complies with the EU's RoHS Directive and offers a wide range of reduced-mercury LED's and lead-free circuit boards. The respective components will also be built into the new transflective displays.