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Toppan Printing and Chi Lin Technology to Collaborate on Industrial Electronic Paper Business


April 13, 2011 - Tokyo And Tainan, Taiwan

Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. (hereafter Toppan Printing; head office: Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo; President & CEO: Shingo Kaneko) and Chi Lin Technology Co., Ltd. (hereafter Chi Lin; Tainan, Taiwan; President: Y.G. Hsu), a core company in Taiwan's Chi Mei Group, have announced their intent to enter into an alliance to deliver commercial/industrial electronic paper (e-Paper) applications including electronic price tags, retail point-of-sale displays, and logistics instruction labels. Under this agreement, scheduled to begin May 2011, Toppan Printing will sell Chi Lin manufactured e-Paper displays into Japanese industrial markets.

e-Paper displays are best known for their use in the rapidly-expanding e-book reader market. However, industry forecasts predict even greater growth for the technology in industrial applications such as equipment and appliance displays, retail electronic shelf labels and other applications in industries such as manufacturing, logistics, and healthcare. This rising demand for compact e-Paper displays is due to their thin and durable form factor, low power consumption and environmental sustainability.

Each company brings particular strengths and capabilities to the alliance. Toppan Printing possesses a strong customer base in a wide range of industries throughout Japan and has built a strong track record in a variety of businesses including commercial printing, IC tags and cards, and digital signage. Chi Lin has demonstrated the capability to manufacture a broad line-up of low-power e-Paper displays and to provide module solutions for companies to utilize these new displays.

The collaboration between Toppan Printing and Chi Lin will make it possible for customers to realize the benefits of using e-Paper displays for their commercial/industrial applications and will provide the support needed to incorporate them into their products quickly and effectively.

About Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
Founded in 1900, Toppan Printing has branched into diverse business fields, including securities and cards, commercial printing, publications printing, packaging, industrial materials, electronics and semiconductor solutions. In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, Toppan posted revenues of ¥1,506.7 billion, and ended the year with approximately 47,000 employees. For more information, visit www.toppan.co.jp.

About Chi Lin Technology
Chi Lin Technology, founded in 1964 as part of the Chi-Mei Group, is a leading OEM/ODM design, engineering and manufacturing company specializing in backlighting technology, material sciences and advanced display systems. Based in Tainan, Taiwan, Chi Lin Technology delivers display innovation and value as one of the world's most vertically integrated manufacturers of flat panel displays. More Chi Lin Technology information can be found at www.chilintech.com.tw.

* The company, product and service names featured in this press release are the trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies.

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