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NEC establishes new LCD company

Operating as a specialist LCD company, NEC LCD Technologies has an initial workforce of close to 280 employees and a paid-in capital of 2 billion yen.

NEC LCD Technologies will develop, design, manufacture and sell color LCDs and target the industrial market by providing value-added, specialized customization for high-end monitors. The company will focus its business model to concentrate on the development of high-luminance display modules, high-speed response technologies, ultra-wide viewing angle technologies and adaptive design technologies that are in demand for display products. As part of its new business model that is aimed to create a business structure that can overcome global competition, NEC LCD Technologies will receive licensing revenue by supplying its state-of-the-art technologies to the new TFT LCD joint venture company that is scheduled to be established by NEC and the SVA (Group) Co., Ltd. in June 2003 in Shanghai, China.

Embodying the company’s philosophy of creating new solutions for new and emerging markets together with its customers, NEC LCD Technologies’ streamlined management team and company structure will ensure rapid decision making and provide a flexible base to adapt quickly to changes in market conditions. Kazuo Okuno, Associate Senior Vice President at NEC Corporation has been appointed President of the new company. Mr. Okuno, brings with him proven leadership from his former position as President of NEC Kansai, Ltd.

In addition to the establishment of the new company, NEC continues its worldwide sales and distribution of LCD products. NEC Electronics America, Inc. is the sales supplier of NEC active-matrix LCD and PDP modules in North America, and NEC Electronics (Europe) GmbH markets and sells NEC thin film transistor (TFT) active-matrix LCD modules in Europe.

Outline of NEC LCD Technologies, Ltd.

Company name: NEC LCD Technologies, Ltd.
Date of business transfer: April 1, 2003
President: Kazuo Okuno
Business Area: Development, design, manufacture, sale, and maintenance of
color liquid crystal displays
Head office: Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Stated Capital: 2 billion yen
Number of shares to
be issued at the time
of establishment:
40 thousand shares of common stock
Employees: Approximately 280