Osram 2.7-inch OLED display has 55,000 hours lifetime

Date Announced: 10 Jan 2006

OSRAM Announces 2.7-inch, 128x64-pixel Pictiva OLED Display with 55K Lifetime Hours

New Addition to Pictiva Portfolio Provides Superior Alternative to LCD Screens

SAN JOSE, Calif. – January 9, 2006 – OSRAM Opto Semiconductors today announced the newest addition to its PictivaTM line of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) graphic display products. The company’s new 2.7-inch, 128 x 64 dot display is the company’s solution to offering a lifetime of 55,000 hours. This extensive lifetime enables OLED displays to enter the mainstream commercial, medical and industrial markets where high performance, wide viewing angles and long life are critical components.

The new addition is OSRAM’s largest-sized OLED offering, which ranges from 0.8 to 2.7 inches in diagonal. This ambitious product-line expansion exemplifies the company’s dedication to provide the widest range of display solutions and strengthens OSRAM’s leadership position in the small-size, graphic display industry.

“Increases in display size and lifetime of our OLED products are enabling us to address a much broader market in a wide range of consumer and industrial applications,” said John Cramer, product marketing manager, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors.

In addition to an the new 128x64 pixel graphics Pictiva display is an industry-standard 2.7 inches, enabling excellent readability and presentation of graphic and text images. Pricing for the Pictiva OLED display is comparable with LCD screens, yet Pictiva OLED displays offer increased performance, enhanced features and a long life.

Pricing and Availability
OSRAM’s new 128x64, 2.7-inch Pictiva OLED display is currently available for $19.50 in 1,000-unit quantities. For more information, please contact your local OSRAM sales representative at www.osram-os.com.

About Pictiva
The Pictiva family of lightweight, ultra-thin, polymer-based, self-emitting displays offers moving pictures in video quality with a wide viewing angle. Demand for the displays is particularly high among cellular telephone manufacturers, but these displays can be used for a wide range of applications, including medical diagnostic devices, personal communication appliances and light industrial portable devices. Pictiva products are driven by standard IC-driver technology that supports both parallel and serial interfaces. OSRAM’s Pictiva products are amazingly versatile and can be operated in a wide range of temperatures.

About OSRAM Opto Semiconductors
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is a wholly owned subsidiary of OSRAM, one of the world’s two leading lighting manufacturers. It offers its customers solutions based on semiconductor technology for lighting, sensor and visualization applications. The company operates sites in Regensburg (Germany), San Jose (USA) and Penang (Malaysia). For the fiscal year ending in September 2005, the more than 3,500 employees of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors achieved a sales volume of 452 million euros.

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Web Site:http://www.osram-os.com

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