Epson Ships 90 Millionth HTPS Panel for 3LCD Projectors

- Steady expansion of projector applications -

90 million high-temperature polysilicon TFT liquid crystal panel


- TOKYO, Japan, October 9, 2013 -

Seiko Epson Corporation (TSE: 6724, "Epson") today announced that it has shipped a total of 90 million high-temperature polysilicon ("HTPS") TFT liquid crystal panels for 3LCD projectors, enough for more than 30 million projector units.

For more than two decades Epson has maintained its position as the world's No. 1 supplier* of HTPS panels, the core devices at the heart of 3LCD projectors. It has led the industry by developing and providing technologies that boost power and performance.

In recent times, applications for 3LCD projectors have expanded as advantages such as high brightness and contrast have been augmented with functions such as 3D and interactive capability. In the office, for example, projectors have become essential equipment for business presentations. In the home theater segment, they offer a compelling movie-viewing experience, while in the education segment projectors facilitate effective learning at school. Projectors also offer effective support for events in the commercial segment by delivering lectures, art and entertainment in large spaces. These applications just scratch the surface of the potential of projection technology. With projectors firmly established as an important communications tool, Epson is confident that demand for its HTPS will continue to grow.

"Epson has consistently strived to develop leading-edge products of the HTPS panels," said Nobuyuki Shimotome, deputy chief operating officer of Epson's Visual Products Operations Division, "Epson will expand and enhance its HTPS lineup with panels that contribute to the outstanding color brightness, detailed images, energy efficiency and reliability of 3LCD projectors.

* According to Epson research (as of the end of September 2013)

Related information
To learn more about the advantages of HTPS panels, visit:
http://global.epson.com/products/htps/

To learn more about 3LCD technology, visit:
http://www.3lcd.com. New window


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