NEC Electronics America, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative liquid crystal display (LCD) solutions for industrial applications, today announced the availability of samples on August 8 of the new 12.1-inch (30.8-centimers-diagonal) super video graphics array (SVGA), amorphous silicon, thin-film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT LCD) module (part number NL8060BC31-32) from NEC LCD Technologies, Ltd. This module features NEC LCD Technologies’ proprietary super-transmissive natural light TFT (ST-NLT) technology, which enables vivid colors to be displayed in environments with high ambient light. Three key features distinguish this new module.

High Visibility
High luminance of 400 cd/m(2), high contrast of 600:1 and low levels of reflectivity on the screen surface enable a variety of information and pictures to be reproduced in clear and vivid color, even in high ambient light conditions.

Wide Operating-Temperature Range
A wide operating temperature range, from -10 to +70 degrees Celsius, guarantees operation in even the most extreme conditions.

As with all LCD modules in NEC LCD Technologies’ standard industrial lineup, backward compatibility with its predecessors with respect to outer dimensions, position of mounting holes, and center of the screen enables the new module to be replaced easily-without the need for making any system-level modifications as a result of interface incompatibility.

NEC LCD Technologies developed this 12.1-inch LCD module in response to the increasing demand for new ST-NLT-based LCDs in a variety of sizes and resolutions, a demand that arose as a result of the success of the company’s 5.5-inch LCD module (part number NL3224BC35-22), the first LCD to be equipped with ST-NLT technology.

Due to the excellent reception of the 5.5-inch ST-NLT-equipped LCD module, the 12.1-inch module was launched in response to increasing market demand for ST-NLT technology in a variety of LCD devices. This product will enable LCDs to be designed into automatic vending machines, automatic ticketing machines and kiosk terminals placed in outdoor locations.

NEC LCD Technologies will continue to enhance its line-up of LCDs adopting ST-NLT technology for a variety of industrial applications and range of environmental conditions.

About NEC Electronics America’s Display Products
With an extensive line-up of 3.5- to 23.0-inch AM-LCD panels and a network of distributors and value-added partners (VAPs), NEC Electronics America provides complete display module solutions from NEC LCD Technologies to the industrial and high-end monitor market. In addition to NEC LCD Technologies’ super-fine technology (SFT) for ultra-wide viewing, NEC Electronics America also offers technologies that include ultra-high resolution, wide temperature, high contrast ratio, rich color gamut, backward compatibility and transflective viewing for use in diverse lighting environments. NEC LCD Technologies has been the worldwide market leader in 10.4-inch VGA LCD panels with at least a 45 percent market share from 2000 to 2003. (Display Search 2003) More information about NEC Electronics America’s display product offerings can be found at