Los Angeles, California | May 20, 2008 – White Electronic Designs Corporation (NASDAQ:WEDC) is expanding its family of enhanced LCD displays for various market applications. WEDC is introducing these new enhanced displays at the Society for Information Displays annual event in Los Angeles, California. These new displays join WEDCs new standard AMLCD product suite that meets both commercial and military requirements for sunlight readability and maximum viewability, but also provides night-vision compatibility for applications such as transportation display instruments. Commercial applications include tablet PCs and medical patient care monitors.
WEDC is adding two new high performance 8.4” enhanced displays to its line of standard product offerings. The ENH084SL3-550 is a 550-nit SVGA model and the ENH084XL3-500 offers 500 nits at XGA resolution. Both units incorporate high efficiency optical films to achieve increases of 35% (SVGA) and 25% (XGA) respectively over the manufacturers stock luminance. Each model is available with index matching anti-reflection coatings in two surface treatments – IM/Clear (glossy) or IM/110 (a 10% diffusion). These products are suitable for instrumentation, transportation and rugged tablet PC applications. Touch sensor options also are available.
Another new product, the WEDC ENH104XLM-170 10.4” color TFT LCD, incorporates WEDCs proprietary Max-Vu™ process to increase the contrast and optical performance of the stock display. WEDCs enhancement of a standard BOE Hydis HT10X21-311 color active matrix LCD module results in superior viewability and increased environmental robustness. The ENH104XLM-170 comes with a 1.1mm AR/AG cover glass.
“These additions to our standard product suite offer technology creators more choices and capabilities to truly enhance an applications visual experience,” said Dave Slobodin, Vice President and General Manager of Display Systems, White Electronic Designs. “With our years of expertise in the development of optically bonded, ruggedized display systems for defense and aerospace applications, we defined, developed and implemented special processes and tooling to provide these standard enhanced display solutions for specific applications in direct response to our customers challenges.”
Leveraging their experience with optical, mechanical and rugged display enhancements, WEDCs full line of active matrix LCD (AMLCD) products far exceed those of factory commodity LCD display specifications while effectively meeting or exceeding the performance criteria of demanding applications.
“In the high-efficiency marketplace, there is a certain level of expectation; they want the right product with the right technology at the right time,” adds Slobodin. “Our processes to design, develop and deliver products and services to the marketplace came from our military heritage. Its why were able to be responsive to our customers, understand their requirements and consistently meet their expectations.”
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White Electronic Designs (NASDAQ: WEDC) delivers sophisticated multi-chip semiconductor packages, high-efficiency memory devices, enhanced flat panel display systems and build-to-print electromechanical assemblies for defense, aerospace, high-performance computing and industrial applications. The ability to address the unique size, performance and quality requirements for technology creators in diverse market segments has established White Electronic Designs as the industrys customer-focused solutions provider. Capabilities include design, manufacturing and obsolescence management for advanced embedded component solutions, including die stacking and secure microelectronics. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, White Electronic Designs operates world-class development and production centers in Arizona, Oregon and China.