This chapter summarizes the overall results of the study. The later chapters, written by other committee members who are experts in the industry, discuss the major areas of displays. The primary method of gathering information and data was making personal visits to individual Japanese companies from September 30 to October 12, 1991. The panel members, along with observers who assisted them, are listed in Tables 1.1 and 1.2, respectively. The companies visited by the combined committee of panel members and observers are listed in Tables 1.3a, 1.3b and 1.3c. A trip report for each visit is included as Appendix B to this report.

Table 1.1
JTEC Flat-Panel Display Technology Panel Members

Table 1.2
JTEC Flat-Panel Display Technology Committee Observers

Table 1.3a
Japanese Sites Visited

Anelva Corporation (Fuchu-shi, Tokyo)

Manufacturer of thin-film deposition machinery

Asahi Glass Electronics, R&D Center Co., Ltd. (Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa)

Manufacturer of glass and LCD researcher 60% owner of Optrex 20% owner of Advanced Display, Inc.

Dainippon Ink and Chemicals, Inc., Central Research Laboratories (Sakura-shi, Chiba-ken)

Manufactures and researches LC materials

Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., Central Research Institute

Manufactures color filters on glass and CRT shadow masks

DaiNippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (Toshima-ku, Tokyo)

Manufactures equipment for photoresists, screening, exposure, developing, etching, stripping, processing, and cleaning

DTI and Toshiba (Factory Visit) (Himeji)

Manufactures AMLCDs

Fujitsu, Organic Materials Laboratory (Morinosata-Wakamiya, Atsugi)

Manufactures PDPs and FVDs and conducts research on LCDs

HDTEC Corporation (Shinjuku, Tokyo)

Researches AMLCD projector for HDTV

Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Research Laboratory (Hitachi-shi, Ibaraki-ken)

Researches, develops, and produces LCDs

Hosiden Corporation (Nishiku, Kobe-City, Hyogo)

Met at New Otani Hotel Manufactures STNs and AMLCDs

IBM Japan, Ltd. (Yamato-shi, Kanagawa-ken)

Researches and develops AMLCDs

Japan Electronics Show '91

Nippon Convention Center (Makuhari Messe)

Matsushita, Display Technology, Research Laboratory

Researches, develops, and manufactures AMLCDs

Merck Japan, Ltd. (Aikawa-Machi, Aikou-gun, Kanagawa Pref.)

Manufactures and formulates LCD materials

Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) (Kasumigaseki, Tokyo) NEC Corporation, Display Device Research Laboratory (Miyamae-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa)

Manufactures LCDs

NHK, Science and Technology Research Laboratory (Tokyo)

Researches PDPs

Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd., Technology Division (Otsu, Shiga)

Manufactures display glass

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory (Musashino-shi, Tokyo)

Researches AMLCDs

Sanyo, Tottori Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Electronic Device Business Headquarters (Tachikawa-cho, Tottori City)

Manufactures LCDs

Seiko-Epson Corporation (Suwa-shi, Nagano-ken)

Manufactures most forms of LCDs

Sharp Corporation - Factory Visit, Nara Plant and Tenri Plant (Minosho-cho, Yamatokoriyama, Nara and Ichinomoto-cho, Tenri, Nara)

Manufactures TSTNs and a-Si TFT LCD

Sharp Corporation - R&D Visit (Ichinomoto-cho, Tenri, Nara)

Researches and develops EL and LCD forms of FPDs

Sharp Corporation - Showroom Visit (near Ichigaya Station on Chuo Line)

Demonstration of Sharp LCDs, computers, and consumer products

Sony Corporation Research Center (Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo)

Researches, develops, and manufactures AMLCDs

Stanley Electric Co., Ltd, Research and Development Laboratory (Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken)

Researches and develops AMLCDs

Tohoku University--Professor Tatsuo Uchida (Met at Ginza Daiichi Hotel) Toppan Printing, Co., Ltd. Electronics Division (Chuo-ku, Tokyo)

Manufactures color filters for LCDs

Toshiba Corporation, Electronic Device Engineering Laboratory (Isogo-ku, Yokohama)

Researches, develops, and manufactures LCDs

Tottori University--Professors Hitoshi Kobayashi and Shosaku Tannaka, and the Dean of Engineering, Muneo Oka (Koyoma, Tottori)

Researches electroluminescent technology

Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology--Professor Shunsuke Kobayashi (Tokyo)

Researches LCDs

University of Hiroshima--Professor Heiju Uchiike (Met at Sharp Showroom and DNP)

Conducts research on PDPs

Published: June 1992; WTEC Hyper- Librarian