Forth Dimension Displays Joins Global Microdisplay Consortium

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Forth Dimension Displays (ForthDD) of Dalgety Bay, Scotland, has joined the leading trade association in its field, the Micro Device Display Consortium (MDDPC) of Japan. The MDDPC was formed in September 2006, with founding member companies Arsisawa Mfg. Co., Ltd., Seiko Epson, Texas Instruments Inc. and Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC).

Forth Dimension Displays (ForthDD) of Dalgety Bay, Scotland, has joined the leading trade association in its field, the Micro Device Display Consortium (MDDPC) of Japan.

The MDDPC was formed in September 2006, with founding member companies Arsisawa Mfg. Co., Ltd., Seiko Epson, Texas Instruments Inc. and Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC).

The MDDPC informs consumers, retailers, industry experts and the mass media about the benefits of microdisplay technologies used in high definition rear projection televisions (MD-PTV). These benefits include lower energy use and lower carbon emissions than with other HDTV technologies.

MD-RPTVs amounted to 34% of the total shipped units of large televisions (those greater than 40 inch diagonal) in Year 2005. In the past four quarters, according to market analyst DisplaySearch, the total number of MD-PTV shipments rose by 16.1% between Q3'05 and Q3'06. Industry experts and analysts expect that the new lasers and LEDs used as illumination sources in the next generation of MD-PTVs will further increase the growth of MD-PTVs.

For further information please click here: http://www.md-display.com or visit ForthDD at the International CES exhibition in Las Vegas, 8-11 January 2007, Booth # 35650.

Background Information

About Forth Dimension Displays (ForthDD ) - http://www.forthdd.com

All Digital. Time Domain Imaging (TDITM). Single Chip.

The Company

Forth Dimension Displays develops, manufactures and supplies the world's most advanced microdisplays using a proprietary, fast-switching liquid crystal technology.

The Company -- previously named CRLO Displays Ltd -- was formed in September 2004, funded by an "A" series round from Amadeus Capital Partners and Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures. The Company is located in Dalgety Bay, Scotland across the River Forth from Edinburgh, with offices in Walnut Creek, California on the eastern side of Silicon Valley.

In Year 2005, 90% of ForthDD's rapidly-growing revenues were from products shipped overseas, mostly to North America and Asia.

Technology and its Advantages

ForthDD's proprietary, high-speed liquid crystal display and driver technology has major advantages in performance and cost.

Performance advantages: the technology is all digital. It processes images in the time domain (TDI) on a single chip, without RGB sub-pixels, separate RGB beams and optics, and without tilting mirrors. This combination allows both amplitude and phase modulated imaging. It provides high native resolution, full 24-bit colour for showing high-speed motion. The technology is well-matched to the new LED and laser diode light sources.

Cost advantages: The single chip has no moving parts, so it is built using standard CMOS wafer processes. The absence of separate RGB light paths enables customers to use simpler, lower cost optics in their system integration.

A portfolio of more than seventy patents protects ForthDD's TDI technology.

Applications, Market Segments and Products

Forth Dimension Displays has an established reputation as the leading supplier of premium, high native resolution microdisplays in training and simulation systems for military and aerospace customers. It continues to serve this segment with chip, driver and board-level products.

The firm's business is expanding with products to customers in consumer electronics:

  •      Large screen rear projection HDTV (720p and 1080p)
  •      High-resolution "immersive experience" (near-eye) systems for consumer entertainment
  •      Advanced front projection systems

And to customers in emerging segments such as:

  •         Confocal microscopy and image injection for medical diagnostic and surgical systems
  •         Digital printing and imaging systems
  •         High-resolution industrial metrology and process systems
  •         Advanced 3D and holographic imaging systems

For further information please contact: Ruppel Joshi, Marketing Manager. Forth Dimension Displays Limited DD: +44 (0) 1383 827 958 Main switchboard: +44 (0) 1383 828 800

Fax: +44 (0) 1383 828 801http://www.forthdd.com

FDD 42 Forth Dimension Displays Limited 2006. Whilst the information contained in this press release is believed to be accurate and is given in good faith, no reliance should be placed on this information without consulting Forth Dimension Displays.

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