Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) announced several expansions to its Industrial Strength LED-backlit TFT LCD product offering. These include: new PCAP (Projective Capacitive Touch) displays; Automotive-Grade displays for Industrial Applications (IA); new Wide Aspect Ratio LCDs (including 4.3-inch, 15.6-inch Full-HD and 23.5-inch diagonal); additional high-brightness LCDs; a competitively-priced “Value IA” line; and “Performance Consumer” LCDs for select applications. Sharp to showcase its new range of LCD panels at Display Week event to be held on May 21 - 23 in Vancouver, B.C.
The new LCD panels includes:
IA (Industrial Applications) LCDs:The line currently includes in these diagonal sizes: 4.0-inch, 4.3-inch, 5.0-inch, 7.0-inch, 9.0-inch, 12.1-inch, and 15.0-inch. The line will continue to expand with new sizes and specifications.
Specialty IA LCDs: These include new 7.0-inch and 10.4-inch (diagonal) PCAP products for touch-screen designs (a 4.3-inch model is expected later this year). Also in this category is an expanded offering of high-brightness, high contrast LCDs, ranging up to 1200+ nits of brightness.
Automotive-Grade IA LCDs: Display Search forecasted Sharp as the #1 Automotive TFT LCD supplier in 2012 (by shipments), with 27.1% of the market. Currently available sizes include 4.2-inch, a 6.5-inch, and 8.0-inch (diagonal).
Performance Consumer LCDs: Additional products now available for IA solutions are Sharp high-performance consumer LCDs, originally designed for applications like smartphones and tablet computers.
Sharp Microelectronics also announced that LCDs and OLEDs powered by Sharp’s proprietary IGZO (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide) technology will be on show at Display Week 2013 . LCDs will include 11.6-inch and 31.5-inch QFHD displays, and a 15.6-inch QHD+ display. OLED displays will include a 13.3-inch 4K/2K (ultra-HD) display, as well as IGZO QFHD specialty displays.