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Gleichmann Electronics and Chi Mei Optoelectronics intend to further intensify their sales cooperation in the industrial sector

Focus on high-quality TFT displays with LED backlight and availability of five years:

(PresseBox) (Stutensee, ) One year after signing a pan-European distribution agreement, the Taiwanese TFT-LCD manufacturer Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) and Gleichmann Electronics report a positive development. "It is not an easy task to establish a display manufacturer - who in Europe during the past years has stood out primarily because of its competitively priced IT and consumer display products - as a successful brand in the industrial sector within only twelve months. The fact that, despite economic crisis, we were able to reach this ambitious goal with our partner CMO is mainly due to the product philosophy of CMO, which is characterized by advanced technology, high quality, longterm availability and competitive prices," expressed Gerhard Becker, Manager Product Marketing Displays & Systems at Gleichmann Electronics. CMO is also very pleased with the results of the cooperation thus far. "Gleichmann Electronics' high level of designin competence and many years of experience with industrial display solutions fit perfectly with our product strategy orientation," said Mr. Dundee Hsieh, Sales Manager at CMO.

Chi Mei Corporation established Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) in 1998. CMO was the first Taiwanese TFT-LCD company with its own color filter production capabilities. The company is known for highquality and costeffective IT and consumer display products. Today, CMO employs more than 37,000 persons and with around 63 million panels sold last year is the second largest TFT-LCD manufacturer in Taiwan and ranks fourth worldwide among the leading TFT display manufacturers. However, in 2010, with the planned merger with Innolux Display Corporation, also based in Taiwan, the new company Chimei Innolux would then move up into third place in the world rankings.

In the meantime, the awareness that high quality does not necessarily mean high price is increasingly recognized by industrial customers.

As an example, Gerhard Becker mentions CMO's new 10.4inch and 12.1inch TFT displays - manufactured using Super MVA technology - with extra longlife LED backlight, a viewing angle of 88° from all sides and a contrast ratio of up to 1500:1.

Further highlights are the new 7.0inch and 8.0inch TFTs with WVGA resolution, a brightness of 500 cd/m² and an operating temperature range from -30°C to +80°C, which are manufactured in TN technology and provided with LED backlight.

A 12 V LED driver circuit is already integrated in the electronics of the majority of panels with LED backlight technology. For other voltages, however, this can be bypassed and the displays can be driven with the customer's own driver circuit. "Apart from CMO, there are currently few manufacturers that have such displays in their portfolio and especially not with an availability of five years," added Gerhard Becker.

For the future, the company plans to expand its family of industrial displays with LED backlight with the addition of 10.4inch SVGA, 13.3inch WXGA and 15.0inch XGA types. 14.1inch and 15.4inch panels with WXGA resolution will follow in the medium term.

Detailed information about CMO's products can be found at the MSC-Gleichmann homepage under

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