LCD Module suits high-end industrial applications.

Press Release Summary:

Measuring 15 in., Model NL10276BC30-17 XGA color LCD Module provides luminance of 300 cd/m² and wide color gamut of 72% of NTSC. Ultra-advanced, super-fine TFT technology enables wide viewing angle of 170° with contrast ratio greater than 10:1. Module can realize simultaneous display of 16.77 million colors by supporting LVDS 8-bit signal output. Unit is suited for medical imaging, motion picture editing, and broadcasting applications.

Original Press Release:

NEC Electronics America Announces New 15-Inch XGA LCD for High-End Industrial Use

Ultra-Advanced, Super-Fine TFT Technology Supports Enhanced Medical Imaging, Motion Picture Editing and Broadcasting Applications

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 14 -- NEC Electronics America, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative liquid crystal display (LCD) solutions for industrial applications, today announced a new 15-inch XGA (extended graphics array), thin-film transistor (TFT) color LCD module for high-end industrial applications, including medical diagnostic imaging equipment, motion picture editing and broadcasting systems. These applications require small- to medium-size monitors with high picture quality and high brightness. To address these performance requirements, the 15-inch LCD module provides high brightness capabilities and a wide color gamut featuring NEC LCD Technologies' ultra-wide viewing and UA-SFT (ultra-advanced, super-fine TFT) technologies.

"Our new 15-inch TFT LCD module boasts picture performance equivalent to that of our 8.4-inch TFT LCD, and we are confident that it can meet the various demands of the medical diagnostic imaging, motion picture editing and broadcasting system fields while adding to our extensive line of superior quality products," said Shigehiko Satoh, Ph.D., associate vice president and general manager, display strategic business unit, NEC Electronics America.

The 15-inch XGA color TFT LCD module, part number NL10276BC30-17, was developed as a result of high customer interest in an enhanced version of the company's 8.4-inch XGA LCD module, introduced in July 2003. The 8.4-inch LCD module, part number NL10276BC16-01, was the first product equipped with UA-SFT technology. Originally developed to address a strong demand for high picture quality and high brightness in small- to medium-size monitors for the broadcasting and motion picture editing markets, this module also addresses the high picture quality requirements for medical equipment such as endoscope and ultrasound monitors.

The NL10276BC30-17 module provides high luminance of 300cd/m2 and a wide color gamut of 72 percent of NTSC, equivalent to that of a CRT. These are realized through the company's unique UA-SFT technology, which boasts improved panel transmissivity -- 80 percent from A-SFT (advanced, super-fine TFT) technology and 20 percent from SA-SFT (super-advanced, super-fine TFT) technology -- resulting in accurate color reproduction of clear and vivid color images, even in bright environments. The UA-SFT technology also enables an ultra-wide viewing angle of 170 degrees (contrast ratio greater than 10:1) and reduces the color and/or contrast shift problem that occurs due to a change in viewing angle. By allowing greater flexibility in terms of installation location and viewing position, the new 15-inch LCD is also suitable for multi-screen use. In addition, the NL10276BC30-17 module can realize a simultaneous display of 16.77 million colors, the highest number in this category, by supporting low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) 8-bit signal input. This enables a natural and smooth display of colorful images such as photographs or computer graphics.

Pricing and Availability

Sample shipments of the NL10276BC30-17 are expected begin in February 2005. For sample pricing and availability, contact NEC Electronics America at 800-366-9782 or visit the NEC Electronics America website at for a complete listing of the company's authorized sales representatives and distributors.

LCD Display Module Specifications for the NL10276BC30-17

Drive system: Amorphous silicon TFT active matrix

Display area: 304.128 millimeter (mm) x 228.096 mm

Diagonal screen size of 15.0 inches

Pixel: 1024(H) x 768(V) pixels (786,432 pixels)

Pixel arrangement: RGB vertical stripe

Pixel pitch: 0.297(H) x 0.1297(V) mm

Display color: 16,777,216 colors

Luminance: 300cd/m2 (typ.)

Color gamut: 72% (typ.) (against NTSC color space)

Contrast ratio: 450:1 (typ.)

Viewing angle: Horizontal : right and left side 170 degrees (typ.)
Vertical : up and down side 170 degrees (typ.)(Contrast ratio at over 10:1)

Response time: 25ms (typ.) (Ton + Toff: 10% <-> 90%)

Interface: 1port LVDS RGB (8 bits each)

Operating temperature: 0 degrees to +55 degrees

Storage temperature: -20 degrees to +60 degrees

Module size: 326.5 mm (typ.) x 253.5 mm (typ.) x 17.0 mm (max.)

Power consumption: 16.7W (typ.) (Power dissipation of the inverter not included.)

About NEC Electronics America's Display Products

With an extensive line-up of 3.5- to 23.0-inch AM-LCD panels and a network of distributors and value-added partners (VAPs), NEC Electronics America provides complete display module solutions from NEC LCD Technologies to the industrial and high-end monitor market. In addition to NEC LCD Technologies' super-fine technology (SFT) for ultra-wide viewing, NEC Electronics America also offers technologies that include ultra-high resolution, wide temperature, high contrast ratio, rich color gamut, backward compatibility and transflective viewing for use in diverse lighting environments. NEC LCD Technologies has been the worldwide market leader in 10.4-inch VGA LCD panels with at least a 45 percent market share from 2000 to 2003. (Display Search 2003) More information about NEC Electronics America's display product offerings can be found at

About NEC Electronics America, Inc.

NEC Electronics America, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Electronics Corporation , a leading provider of semiconductor products encompassing advanced technology solutions for the broadband and communications markets; system solutions for the mobile, PC, automotive and digital consumer markets; and platform solutions for a wide range of customer applications. NEC Electronics America offers a local manufacturing facility in Roseville, California, and the global manufacturing capabilities of its parent company. NEC Electronics America is also the North American marketing and sales channel, specializing in industrial applications, for active-matrix LCDs from NEC Technologies, Ltd., a global leader in innovative display technologies. More information about the products offered by NEC Electronics America, Inc. can be found at .

NOTE: NEC Electronics is either a registered trademark or trademark of NEC Electronics Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other registered trademarks or trademarks are property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Klaudeen Shemirani of NEC Electronics America, Inc.,
+1-408-588-5402, or

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