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Advanced Display Technology

Sharp’s engineers are continually creating and refining new display technologies. As early as 2007, for example, we announced Advanced Super View (ASV) – a new display technology which featured the world’s highest contrast ratio, the widest viewing angle and the fastest response times.

That was just one of many milestones on our never-ending quest to develop ever-more sophisticated new technology. Here are some more:

New technology for flat panel displays

In 2012, Sharp was the first company to start manufacturing LCD panels with Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide (IGZO). This breakthrough in screen technology delivers ultra-high definition and brightness, with exceptional energy efficiency. Today, this ‘new technology’ is routinely used in a wide range of liquid crystal displays.

The latest UV2A technology

One of our innovations in display technology is UV2A. This technology, which is ideal for large format displays, combines a number of proprietary materials to enable exceptionally high contrast with the most efficient use of back lighting ever. The result is bright, vivid colours and superior image resolution, supported by unusually low energy consumption – everything that you need from Sharp’s latest display technology.

Leading the way with new technology for interactive displays

Historically, it has been difficult to make large touch screen displays because the most accessible technology, infrared added bulk to the screen and was sensitive to environmental conditions. Sharp took a different approach, making a breakthrough with Projected Capacitive Touch technology and an advanced controller for faster sampling techniques, in our elegant, environmentally-tolerant 80” BIG PAD interactive flat panel display.

This latest touch screen technology reduces the amount of ‘noise’ down to a small fraction of that which would otherwise be expected, resulting in dramatically improved touch accuracy, a natural and fluid writing experience and the almost complete elimination of time lags and false inputs.