Japan Display

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Japan Display Inc.
Type Public KK
Traded as TYO: 6740
Industry Electronics
Founded (April 1, 2012 (2012-04-01))
Headquarters Landic Shinbashi Building 2, 3-7-1, Nishi-shinbashi, Minato, Tokyo, 105-0003, Japan
Area served Worldwide
Key people Shuichi Otsuka, (CEO and President)
Products Development, production and sale of small- and medium-sized displays devices and related products
Employees 14,800 (consolidated) (as of 19 March, 2014)
Subsidiaries 12
Website Official website
References: [2]

Japan Display Inc. (株式会社ジャパンディスプレイ Kabushiki-gaisha Japan Disupurei?) (JDI) is an LCD technology joint venture by Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi.


The Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) financed the merger of Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi's LCD divisions into one entity by investing two hundred billion yen.

The agreement was finalized November 15, 2011 and operations began April 1, 2012. [3]


  • 2011
  • August 31 - INCJ, Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi agree to the merger of their respective LCD divisions.
  • November 15 - The agreement is finalized. INCJ and Panasonic begin talks on the acquisition of one of Panasonic's factories.[4]
  • Japan Display, Inc is established.
  • 2012
  • April 1 - Operations begin
  • 2013
  • April 1 - Japan Display West, Japan Display Central, and Japan Display East are merged.
  • 2014


JDI has developed several technologies to differentiate its LCD panels from those of the competitors.

  • Active-matrix displays driven by TFTs based on a low-temperature poly-silicon ("LTPS") process instead of amorphous silicon. These higher performance transistors allow a higher resolution (more ppi = pixels per inch).[6]
  • Most LCDs manufactured by JDI use the In-Plane-Switching concept, as do many of its competitors. JDI has developed an improvement for darker black pixels (true-black appearance), called "IPS-NEO", which reduces the light shining through from the backlighting.[7]
  • The conventional combination of a transparent touch-screen device in front of an LCD panel has been replaced by integrating the touch-screen function into the LCD panel itself, called "Pixel Eyes".[8]
  • For reflective LCDs without backlighting, JDI has developed an addressing technique using a thin-film memory device SRAM in addition to the conventional TFT for each pixel, so that a still image can be stored with very little energy.[9]


As JDI conducted an IPO during March 2014, some business information became available.[10]

It was reported that JDI is the major supplier of displays for Apple's iPhone.[11]

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