Mitsubishi Electric has developed two new industrial use color TFT-LCD modules with protective glass covering the whole display surface. These modules offer excellent visibility in outdoor applications, due to not only their high luminance but also to their low reflectivity in bright environments, enabling TFT-LCD users to easily develop outdoor-use products. By bonding 3-millimeter thick protective glass onto TFT-LCD module surfaces with resin, outside light reflection has been reduced by 90 percent1 compared to products combined with regular protective glass. This improvement helps achieve excellent visibility in outdoor environments, due to low reflectivity in bright environments.In addition, the protective glass is bonded onto the TFT-LCD modules within Mitsubishi Electric’s quality-managed factory.
The high-quality glass bonded modules help customers simplify their assembly process and avoid quality concerns such as particle, dirt and other contaminants getting on the LCD during reassembly at customer production lines. The 12.1-inch XGA model achieves brightness of 900 cd/m2 and the 15.0-inch XGA model achieves brightness of 1,500 cd/m2, offering excellent visibility in combination with their glass bonded surfaces and will be on August 1, 2009.