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Toshiba Obtains License from Honeywell for LCD Driver Patents

25 July, 2003

Patents Cover Technologies that are Effective in Reducing Flicker
and Driving the Gray Scale in Liquid Crystal Displays

Tokyo -- Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has obtained a license from Honeywell, a U.S. manufacturer known for control technology, automotive and aerospace products, enabling Toshiba to use two Honeywell patents relating to liquid crystal display (LCD) drivers found in a wide variety of electronic consumer and business products.

The patented technologies are effective in reducing screen flicker and driving the gray scale of the pixels, or dots, that form the images displayed on the screen. The technologies bring technical advantages into LCD applications, including desktop PC monitors, notebook computers, televisions and many other applications.

Under the agreement, Toshiba is granted non-exclusive, worldwide rights to use certain patented Honeywell LCD technologies. These technologies are covered by U.S. patent nos. 5041823 and 5061920 and their foreign counterparts. The license under the agreement extends to LCD products, including LCD modules and LCD panels that employ Toshiba LCD driver products.

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