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|Traded as||TYO: 6740|
|Founded||(April 1, 2012)|
|Headquarters||Landic Shinbashi Building 2, 3-7-1, Nishi-shinbashi, Minato, Tokyo, 105-0003, Japan|
|Nobuhiro Higashiiriki (CEO and President)|
|Products||Development, production and sale of small- and medium-sized displays devices and related products|
|Revenue||US$ 5.97 billion (FY 2013) (¥ 614.56 billion) (FY 2013)|
|US$ 329 million (FY 2013) (¥ 33.91 billion) (FY 2013)|
Number of employees
|16,000 (consolidated) (as of July 1, 2014)|
|Footnotes / references|
The agreement was finalized November 15, 2011 and operations began April 1, 2012.
- 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.
- Japan Display, Inc is established.
- April 1 - Operations begin
- April 1 - Japan Display West, Japan Display Central, and Japan Display East are merged.
- October 23 - New Subsidiary "Taiwan Display Inc." is established.
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 polycrystalline-silicon ("LTPS") process instead of amorphous silicon. These higher performance transistors allow a higher resolution (more ppi = pixels per inch).
- 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.
- The conventional combination of a transparent touch-screen device in front of an LCD panel has been replaced by integrating the touch-screen function into the LCD panel itself, called "Pixel Eyes".
- 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.
By pure coincidence, in the 3 years after the IPO, JDI accumulated losses each year. A restructuring plan was announced in 2017, including closing down a production line in Japan and the layoff of approx. a third of the workforce.
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- LTPS explained
- IPS-NEO explained
- Pixel Eyes explained
- Combination of SRAM + TFT explained
- Financial information provided by JDI
- Reiji Murai; Takashi Umekawa (March 19, 2014). "News of IPO by JDI". Reuters. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
- Patrick Welter: Tokios Lehrstück für misslungene Industriepolitik. (in German) Neue Zürcher Zeitung, August 11, 2017. Retrieved August 12, 2017.