- Tohoku Pioneer Corp. in fiscal 2004 will begin mass producing active organic EL electroluminescent panels with pixels driven by TFTs thin-film transistors. The company will first introduce 2.4-inch QVGA Quarter Video Graphics Array high-resolution panels for use as the main screens in mobile phones. Materials deposition and other panel production processes will be conducted at its Yonezawa plant. TFT circuit boards will be supplied by ELDis Inc., a joint venture with Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co.
- Oki Electric Industry Co. will invest a little more than 5 billion $43.7 million in fiscal 2004 to increase production of...