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KYOCERA Introduces Robust 4.2” and 5.0” TFT LCD Displays for Outdoor Applications

March 23, 2015
By Business Wire News


Kyocera today introduced two small-form-factor TFT LCD displays that offer high performance and robust design for industrial markets. Available now, both products are designed to perform in harsh environment and extreme temperature applications including outdoor control panels, construction and agricultural equipment, avionics, and other devices that require reliable performance in the most punishing environments.

The new 4.2-inch TFT LCD panel (T-57152GD042H-LW-AAN) features a 480 x 272 resolution, brightness of 700cd/m², and contrast ratio of 1200:1. Featuring Kyocera’s Advanced Wide Viewing (AWV) technology, this panel offers a wide viewing angle of 160 degrees in both vertical and horizontal directions. It features a standard 18-bit digital RGB interface, along with a wide operating temperature range of -30°C to +85°C and anti-glare surface treatment. The design is based on automotive specifications, with a storage temperature range of -40°C to 95°C, making it ideal for even the most extreme outdoor applications.

The new 5-inch TFT LCD panel (T-55923GD050J-LW-ABN) is a portrait mode display that features a 480 x 640 resolution. Its optical characteristics include 800cd/m² brightness, a 500:1 contrast ratio and a viewing angle of 140 degrees horizontally and 110 degrees vertically. It features a standard 24-bit digital RGB interface and a wide operating temperature range of -30°C to +80°C, giving another option for devices that must perform reliably in harsh operating environments.

“Kyocera brings almost 40 years of experience in LCD technology innovation, helping to make the company a preferred supplier of displays for industrial applications as well as automotive and medical equipment,” said Cynthia Ferrell, Vice President of Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation’s Display Division. “We continue our commitment to developing environmentally friendly products, and all of Kyocera’s TFT LCDs are RoHS compliant to reduce potentially hazardous substances.”

For more information, please contact Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation, Display Division at 46723 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, MI, USA 48170, Tel: 734-416-8500; Fax: 734-416-8520.


Kyocera expanded its global LCD business in 2012 with the acquisition of Japan-based Optrex Corporation (now Kyocera Display Corporation) — a manufacturing, sales, marketing and R&D enterprise with nearly four decades of LCD innovations. Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation, Display Division, is the sales, marketing and value-added assembly arm for these products in the Americas, with LCD sales offices in Plymouth, MI; Atlanta, GA; Vancouver, WA; and San Diego, CA. LCD warehouse, distribution center and value-added assembly services are located in Plymouth, MI, with company headquarters in Hendersonville, NC.

Kyocera Corporation, the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine (or “advanced”) ceramics. By integrating these engineered materials with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of LCDs, industrial ceramics, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools, solar power generating systems, printers, copiers and telecommunications equipment. During the year ended March 31, 2014, the company’s net sales totaled 1.45 trillion yen (approx. US$14.1 billion). The company appears on the latest “Top 100 Global Innovators” list by Thomson Reuters, and is ranked #531 on Forbes magazine’s current “Global 2000” listing of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.

Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation, Display Division
Jessica He, 734-416-8500