S-LCD begins shipment of 7th generation TFT LCD panels for LCD TVs

(Auszug aus der Pressemitteilung)

TANGJEONG, South Korea, April 19, 2005 – S-LCD Corporation (hereafter S-LCD)

today began shipment of mass production Generation 7 amorphous TFT LCD
modules to its parent companies, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (hereafter
Samsung) and Sony Corporation (hereafter Sony).

Mr. Woihong Choi, SangWan Lee, Kutaragi, YoonWoo Lee, Chubachi, WonKie Chang, Takashino, Jay.Y. Lee, Kubota, Kawashima, Nakazawa

S-LCD was established on April 26th 2004 by an equal joint investment* by
Samsung and Sony dedicated to the manufacturing of amorphous TFT LCD panels
for LCD TVs targeting mass production to begin in the first half of 2005.

The first truck loaded with LCD panels made by S-LCD goes to its customers, Samsung and Sony

S-LCD started the production of the world’s largest generation 7th glass
substrate and shipped LCD panels with integration of peripheral devices such
as back-light and driving circuitry to both parent companies according to
their individual specification requests.

“I am proud to announce today that the cooperation between Samsung and Sony
has realized the mass production of the most advanced 7th generation
amorphous TFT LCD in the world. Facing the fast-growing LCD TV market, the
most advanced LCD panels produced by S-LCD will become the new benchmark in
the industry in terms of performance, quality and cost,” said Won-Kie Chang,
President and CEO of S-LCD. “By delivering the highly competitive panels,
S-LCD can further strengthen both company’s leading position in the display
industry,” he added.