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Hyundai Electronics to Begin Mass Production of World-Class 18.1-Inch TFT LCD Monitors

By June 23, 2000 December 9th, 2019 No Comments

●Hyundai Electronics Industries Co., Ltd. announced today that it has recently completed development of a world-class 18.1-inch SXGA TFT liquid crystal display (LCD) monitor module. Volume production is scheduled to start this August.

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The new product, HT18E22, is the first to utilize Hyundai’s proprietary Fringe Field Switching (FFS) technology. This innovative FFS technology enables an ultra-wide viewing angle of up to 170 degrees in all directions, a high transmittance rate of 4.8 percent, a contrast ratio of more than 400:1, and natural color reproducibility of 68 percent. With its high transmittance characteristics, the HT18E22 module easily achieves luminance of typically 200 nits, and can exceed 210 nits. It can display 16.7 million full colors, a capability unmatched by similar products from other LCD manufacturers. The HT18E22 monitor module also features an extremely thin and light-weight design (weight: 2.6kg, thickness: 18.6 mm). The introduction of FFS technology positions Hyundai as the high-end LCD monitor module provider, surpassing rival suppliers with superior optical and electrical features. Through FFS innovation and derivative technology, HEI anticipates continuing leadership in the large-sized monitor (up to the 21.3-inch UXGA grade) market. Follow-on development of the next-generation Ultra-FFS technology is focused on achieving a response time faster than 30 ms and completely eliminating color shift. The Ultra-FFS product is targeted for introduction at the LCD/PDP International 2000 exhibition scheduled to take place in Yokohama, Japan this October. The rapidly growing LCD monitor market is projected to reach a worldwide volume of 2.8 million units by 2002, up from 1.4 million units in 2001.