Philips FDS Enters Into Co-development Agreement With Hana MicroDisplay to Manufacture LCoS Panels.
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Optoelectronic device used in displays for watches, calculators, notebook computers, and other electronic devices. Current passed through specific portions of the liquid crystal solution causes the crystals to align, blocking the passage of light. (AMLCDs) and a business group of Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands, today announced it has entered into a co-development agreement with Hana MicroDisplay Technologies, Inc. (HMTI HMTI Heat and Mass Transfer Institute
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LCoS is a new breakthrough projection display technology targeted for use in large-scale consumer and business applications, including desktop monitors, multimedia projectors and large screen televisions. Philips FDS and several other of today's leading display manufacturers around the world are aggressively looking at ways to commercialize this technology as it potentially offers tremendous advantages in terms of picture quality, resolution and cost.
LCoS as a technology, however, is still facing several challenges, which it has to overcome in order to acquire acceptance as a mainstream display technology. Therefore, Philips FDS and HMTI have decided to join efforts in developing LCoS manufacturing processes. Under the terms of the agreement, Philips FDS and HMTI will collaborate on the manufacture of LCoS panels at HMTI's 18,000-square-foot advanced LCoS manufacturing facility in Ohio. Key to the agreement, both parties will work closely together, sharing proprietary display specifications and manufacturing and process expertise to cost-effectively produce high-quality LCoS panels.
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3. Wald Siskens, general manager of Philips FDS' LCoS group, the agreement with HMTI is the latest in a series of steps Philips FDS has undertaken to further the company's efforts to be at the forefront of display innovation. "By partnering with HMTI, we hope to accelerate our progress toward successfully bringing this exciting display technology to market, thereby expanding our suite of cutting-edge display solutions. HMTI's ability to manufacture LCoS panels -- reliably and cost effectively -- were significant factors leading to this agreement. By utilizing HMTI's established manufacturing facility, rather than building our own facility, we can focus our resources on the other critical design factors necessary to commercialize this breakthrough technology."
"HMTI is pleased to announce the signing of the co-development agreement with Philips FDS," said Luc Bauer, HMTI president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. . "It will allow a much quicker introduction of leading LCoS products to market by combining the unique skills of Philips FDS' research and development resources with HMTI's state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities in Ohio."
Hana Microdisplay Technologies, Inc. http://www.hanagroup.com/h_hmti.htm provides world-class microdisplay foundry services and advanced development activities from its facilities in Ohio. Its "open fab" business model allows HMTI to provide to its customers the highest possible quality and cost effective manufacturing services, using the best available technologies in the microdisplay industry. HMTI is a member of the Hana Microelectronics Group http://www.hanagroup.com, one of the world's leading "Electronic Manufacturing Service" corporations providing IC packaging and microelectronics assembly and test services in many locations around the world. Hana Microelectronics is listed on the Securities Exchange of Thailand Securities Exchange of Thailand (SET)
The only stock market in Thailand, based in Bangkok. under the symbol (HANA).
Philips Flat Display Systems (FDS) manufactures and markets state-of-the-art flat panel displays including passive and active matrix LCD and Polymer LED See OLED. products. A full line of display panels is available for desktop monitor, industrial, automotive, telecommunications, hand-held and medical system applications. Through its joint ventures -- LG.Philips LCD LG.Philips LCD (hangul:엘지필립스엘씨디, LG필립스LCD) was formed as a joint venture by the Korean electronics company LG Electronics and the Dutch company Koninklijke Philips Electronics in 1999 to manufacture active and Hosiden and Philips Displays (HAPD) -- Philips FDS is one of the world's largest AMLCD (Active Matrix LCD) See active matrix. manufacturers. Philips FDS is part of Philips Components, a division of Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands. Philips FDS is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and maintains facilities throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific.
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands is one of the world's biggest electronics companies and Europe's largest, with sales of EUR EUR
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