Japan Display has devided to increase LCD glass panel production capacity at its Tottori Plant, scheduled to begin November 2017, and also build a new automated assembly line there for advanced LCD modules, scheduled to begin April 2017.
The automotive display market is expected to maintain a high growth rate of approximately 10% per year, higher than the growth rate of the automotive vehicle market, primarily due to the increasing number of displays installed per vehicle. JDI's Automotive Display Division is striving to increase its automotive market share and is aiming to reach automotive sales approximately three times greater in fiscal year 2021 than in fiscal year 2016.
In order to respond to the growing market, JDI will expand output of its Tottori Plant, JDI's largest production base for automotive LCDs, by 12%. Furthermore, by establishing a new automated module assembly line within the same premises as LCD glass panel fabrication, JDI hopes that its product development efficiency and its ability to respond promptly to customers' demands will be improved.