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Epson sustains lead in 3LCD projectors

HTPS TFT  Liquid Crystal Panel

Seiko Epson Corporation recently announced that it has shipped a total of 90 million high-temperature polysilicon (“HTPS”) TFT liquid crystal panels for 3LCD projectors, enough for more than 30 million projector units. For more than two decades, Epson has maintained its position as the world’s No. 1 supplier of HTPS panels, the core devices at the heart of 3LCD projectors.

Applications for 3LCD projectors have expanded as advantages such as high brightness and contrast have been augmented with functions such as 3D and interactive capability. In the office, for example, projectors have become essential equipment for business presentations. In the home theater segment, they offer a compelling movie-viewing experience. In the education segment, projectors facilitate effective learning.

“Epson has consistently strived to develop leading-edge products of the HTPS panels,” said Nobuyuki Shimotome, deputy chief operating officer of Epson’s Visual Products Operations Division, “Epson will expand and enhance its HTPS lineup with panels that contribute to the outstanding color brightness, detailed images, energy efficiency and reliability of 3LCD projectors.”