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Displaytech Microdisplay Selected for Olympus SP-510UZ Cameras

Displaytech announces Olympus Imaging Corporation has selected the company's new generation LightView 201k-EV2-E3 (LV201k-E) microdisplay as the electronic viewfinder (EVF) in the Olympus SP-510UZ digital still camera. The microdisplay features Displaytech's ferroelectric liquid-crystal-on-silicon (FLCOS) technology, giving Olympus an EVF with unsurpassed image resolution, power efficiency and ease of manufacturability.

The SP-510 UZ offers the ultimate value in its class with the highest image resolution of any 10x Optical Zoom digital camera on the market, the high quality of Olympus ED Zoom Lens, 7.1-megapixcel CCD, a large 2.5-inch LCD and 630 shots capability, the longest battery life of the world AA digital cameras. Designed to satisfy the needs of beginners and advanced users alike, this highly versatile camera provides incredible point-and-shoot functionality, as well as professional features like full manual controls, ISO 4000 highest sensitivity and RAW shooting.

Displaytech's LightView microdisplays are powered by the company's FLCOS technology, which combines patented advances in the use of ferroelectric materials with a proprietary VLSI semiconductor. The resulting, cost-advantaged, microdisplays deliver brilliant, real-life, digital images, free of motion smearing. FLCOS technology enables the easy integration of display panels, interfaces and control circuitry in one compact package, thereby reducing consumer product cost and size.

The LV201k-E is an extremely compact, low-power, near-eye microdisplay. It is designed for all digital still camera and video camcorder viewfinder applications, as well as any portable consumer electronic device needing excellent image quality in a low-power, compact package. The LV201k-E is a complete display solution, incorporating the microdisplay panel with integrated interface and control circuitry, as well as the LED illumination and polarization optics. Olympus had previously selected an earlier generation of the LV201k for its SP-500 UZ digital still camera, launched in September of 2005.



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