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Hitachi offer a trio of 8:3 aspect ratio TFT displays

Letterbox format displays ideal for leisure and gaming applications

Hitachi Display Products Group (DPG) continues to be at the forefront of the development and introduction of TFT display modules for the industrial and consumer market with the announcement of the availability of a trio of letterbox format 8:3 aspect ratio TFT display modules. Two 6.2″ TFT displays are available: the TX16D18VM2CAB features a resolution of HSVGA (800 x 300 pixels) while the TX16D11VM2CAC features a resolution of HVGA (640 x 240 pixels). Also introduced is a 10.2â? TFT display featuring a resolution of HSVGA (800 x 256 pixels). â?oHitachi want to provide display solutions for as many varied market segments as possible, comments Mark Stephenson, Product Marketing Manager for Hitachi DPG. The growth and development of the leisure and gaming industries provide ideal opportunities for a letterbox format display to meet the needs of a graphical user interface with a compact, narrow mechanical form factor.Bright, colourful images are produced due to the excellent optical performance provided by the white LED backlight featuring a brightness of 350cd/m² and a contrast ratio of 200:1.

To aid and assist the development of graphical user interfaces, touch panel versions of both 6.2″ displays are available: the TX16D11VM2CQC (HVGA) and TX16D18VM2CQB (HSVGA). All versions of the 6.2â? display modules feature the same mechanical and electrical specifications: with mechanical outline dimensions of 173.0mm (w) x 70.0mm (h) x 7.0mm (d) and a 40 pin 18-bit RGB CMOS interface â?” which enables an extensive colour palette of up to 262K colours. The compact 6.2â? display module weighs only 110g. The new 10.2â? TX26D89VM2BAA features a resolution of HSVGA (800 x 256 pixels), mechanical dimensions of 260.2mm (w) x 96.2mm (h) x 10.55mm (d) and weighs 240g. Other features include an industry standard 18-bit RGB CMOS data interface and a CCFL backlight providing a brightness of 350cd/m² and a contrast ratio of 500:1. Typical applications for these 8:3 letterbox format displays include fitness equipment, handheld instrumentation, process control panels, gaming and amusement machines. The new 6.2â? and 10.2â? TFT display modules are supplied via Hitachi Display Products Group distribution partners and are available across Europe immediately. For more information, please visit www.hitachi-displays-eu.com or call +44(0)1628 585 000.

About Hitachi Display Products Group

Hitachi Display Products Group (DPG) is part of Hitachi Europe Ltd. It is responsible for pan-European sales and distribution of Hitachiâ?Ts leading liquid crystal display products. Offering a comprehensive range of monochrome and colour display component modules, the company supports customers in a range of sectors including mobile phone, white goods, automotive and industrial industries. Hitachi Display Products Group offers a range of standard liquid crystal modules and is also able to develop and manufacture customised displays. For further information on Hitachi LCD modules, please visit the display products group web site http://www.hitachi-displays-eu.com

About Hitachi Europe Ltd.

Hitachi Europe Ltd., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., Japan. Headquartered in Maidenhead, UK, it has operations in 13 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa and employs approximately 550 people. Hitachi Europe comprises of nine business areas: rail systems; power and industrial systems; information systems; digital media and consumer products; display products; industrial components and equipment; air conditioning and refrigeration systems; manufacturing systems; and procurement and sourcing. Hitachi Europe also has three Research and Development laboratories and a design centre. For more information about the company, please visit http://www.hitachi.eu

About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 400,000 employees worldwide. In fiscal 2008 (ended March 31, 2009) consolidated revenues totaled 10,000 billion yen (US$102.0 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials, logistics and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hitachi.com

For more information please contact: Hitachi Display Products Group Mark Stephenson tel: +44 (0)1628 585 000 email: mark.stephenson [at] hitachi-eu.com ReVis Solutions – Marketing Communications Mark Dalton tel: +44 (0)1628 627 128 email: mark.dalton [at] revis-solutions.co.uk