NEC LCD Technologies Ltd. announced that samples for color and monochrome models of its 21.3-inch QXGA thin-film transistor (TFT) LCD modules began shipping in October, and that shipments of its new monochrome 21.3-inch UXGA TFT LCD module will begin this month. The displays, designed for industrial and medical display applications, are being shown this week at the Radiological Society of North America's annual meeting this week in Chicago. . . . Edmund Optics Inc., of Barrington, N.J., has added Harvey Pollicove to its board of directors. Pollicove is the founding director of the University of Rochester's Center for Optics Manufacturing and was previously technical markets manager for Eastman Kodak's optical products division. The remaining board members were reelected for two-year terms: Thomas A. Celucci, CEO of Zyvex; Norman W. Edmund, founder of Edmund Scientific Co.; Robert Edmund, CEO of Edmund Optics; Joan Husted, secretary to the board at Edmund Optics; Carol Langer, consultant for SolidWorks Corp.; and Francis Manganaro, chairman and CEO of Nova Biomedical. . . . Ultratech Inc., a San Jose, Calif., supplier of photolithography systems used to manufacture semiconductors and nanotechnology devices, announced it has received an order for its Prisma-ghi bump stepper, designed for the packaging R&D community, from Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co. Ltd. (TOC) a manufacturer of photoresists for semiconductor and flat-panel display fabrication. TOC will use the tool for broadband resist development of films used in applications such as gold and solder wafer bumping and high-aspect-ratio copper interconnects.