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NEC LCD Technologies' New 4.1-Inch LCD Modules Boast
Industry-Leading Picture Quality

*****For immediate use September 19, 2007


TOKYO, SANTA CLARA, Calif. (U.S.A.), September 19, 2007 – NEC LCD Technologies, along with its sales and marketing channels in the Americas, NEC Electronics America, Inc., today announced that they will begin shipping samples of a new 4.1-inch (10.6cm-diagonal), thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) module, part number NL8048HL11-01B, at the beginning of October. Incorporating low-temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) technology, the new module features wide video graphics array (WVGA) resolution that produces high-quality pictures on portable devices such as ultra-mobile personal computers (UMPCs) and portable multimedia players (PMPs), and on display devices for various small-size broadcasting equipment.

The main features of the new LCD module are as follows.

1. Higher density due to greater integration
NEC LCD Technologies has integrated peripheral circuits, including a gate driver, onto the TFT-LCD glass substrate, thereby reducing the peripheral wiring and the number of connections with external circuits. As a result, the LCD module achieves a high pixel density of approximately 227 pixels per inch (ppi), allowing characters and images to be clearly reproduced on the screen, making for smooth transitions as the displayed images change.
2. High luminance and wide color gamut, even with high density
The 4.1-inch module boasts high luminance of 350 candelas per square meter (cd/m2), a wide color gamut of 72 percent (NTSC ratio), and a high pixel density of approximately 227 ppi. These features are realized by a combination of a high aperture ratio, achieved by the LTPS TFT, and optimization of the color filters, backlight system and cell design. As a result, the new product enables accurate, bright and vivid image reproduction.
3. Smooth and precise color/grayscale reproduction
A 24-bit (8 bits each for RGB) source driver enables independent control of each RGB gamma value and achieves a gamma curve optimized for various purposes. The LCD panel, capable of displaying 16.77 million colors simultaneously, attains precise color reproduction and smooth color gradation by taking full advantage of the wide range of colors.
4. Touch panel, timing controller and DC-DC converter
The module is equipped with a touch panel, timing controller, and DC-DC converter that help manufacturers of portable information devices reduce development costs and lead time.

NEC LCD Technologies has been developing higher-quality, value-added products for professional and industrial display applications such as small-size broadcasting monitors, video camera monitors, and UMPCs and PMPs.
"As applications for LCD modules have proliferated, the demand for high picture quality in small-size LCD modules has also increased," said Masaaki Hiroshima, Product Planning Department Manager, NEC LCD Technologies. "Based on our proprietary value-integrated TFT (VIT) LCD technology - one of our four core technologies - the new 4.1-inch module meets this requirement by achieving industry-leading levels of reproduction quality, pixel density, luminance, and color."
NEC LCD Technologies will continue to provide high-quality value-added LCD modules by making full use of its core technologies, including VIT technology, and its long-term experience in the design and manufacture of LCD modules.
In addition to the 4.1-inch module, the company is also offering a new 4.3-inch (11 cm-diagonal) color TFT LCD module, part number NL4827HC19-05B, that boasts high luminance of 500 cd/m2 and wide quarter video graphics array (WQVGA) resolution. Both products will be showcased in NEC Electronics America's booth #1009 at Embedded Systems Conference (ESC), September 19-20, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

Availability
Samples of the 4.1-inch NL8048HC11-01B and NL4827HC19-05B are scheduled to be available for sampling in October 2007.

Model number (resolution) NL8048HL11-01B (WVGA) NL4827HC19-05B (WQVGA)
Size (diagonal measurement) 4.1-inch (10.4 cm diagonal) 4.3-inch (11 cm diagonal)
Brightness 350 cd/m2 500 cd/m2
Samples availability October 2007 October 2007

Please see the attachments for the main specifications of the two new TFT LCD modules.

About NEC LCD Technologies, Ltd.
NEC LCD Technologies, Ltd. is one of the world's leading providers of high-quality, innovative, active-matrix liquid crystal display (AM-LCDs) modules for the industrial and high-end monitor markets. The company focuses its development on four core technology areas: ultra-wide viewing angle SFT technology with high luminance, wide color gamut and fast response; NLT technology for high visibility in any kind of ambient light environment; VIT technology to add extra value to LCD modules; and adaptive design technology, which together meet a variety of specialized needs for the flat panel display markets. NEC LCD Technologies' worldwide support includes sales and marketing affiliates NEC Electronics America, Inc. (www.am.necel.com) and NEC Electronics Europe (www.eu.necel.com) that offer specialized display solutions to their respective markets. NEC LCD Technologies employs approximately 1,200 people worldwide and offers one of the broadest product portfolios for the medical, factory automation, test and measurement, entertainment, kiosk, POS and ATM markets. Additional information can be found at http://www.nec-lcd.com/en/index.html.

About NEC Electronics America, Inc.
NEC Electronics America, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), 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 American marketing and sales channel, specializing in industrial applications, for active-matrix LCDs from NEC LCD Technologies, Ltd., a global leader in innovative display technologies. More information about the products offered by NEC Electronics America, Inc. can be found at www.am.necel.com.

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.

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Press Contact

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Diane Foley
NEC Corporation
+81-3-37986511
d-foley@ax.jp.nec.com
Denise Garibaldi
NEC Electronics America, Inc.
+1-408-588-6620
denise.garibaldi@am.necel.com


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