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Sharp Introduces Ultra High-Resolution Displays with the Industry’s Thinnest¹ Design

  Sharp Introduces Ultra High-Resolution Displays with the Industry’s
  Thinnest¹ Design

  New Series includes two 32” class models – one of which provides 10-point
                          multi-touch functionality

2013 International CES Booth 10916

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- January 7, 2013

This week at CES in Las Vegas, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of
America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, is presenting its new
32” class professional LCD monitor series, which features Sharp’s
ground-breaking IGZO™ technology and touts 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution.

According to industry research, demand for Ultra High-Definition displays,
commonly referred to as “4K2K”, is forecast to grow across numerous industries
and verticals, including graphics and video editing and production,
financial-services operations that require intensive use of graphs and small
text, and computer aided design (CAD) professions that create detailed digital
drawings or blueprints. The IGZO professional display series from Sharp
delivers ultra high resolution (3,840 × 2,160 pixels), which is four times the
pixel resolution of full 1080p high definition.

“As we introduce Sharp’s proprietary IGZO technology into the first series of
professional display products, we continue to drive innovation with
game-changing functionality,” said Doug Albregts, president, Sharp Imaging and
Information Company of America. “We are not only excited about the initial
application of this new technology, but foresee broad usage throughout
complementary industries where high definition viewing is demanded.”

Featuring much smaller thin-film transistors (TFTs) as compared to
conventional displays, IGZO technology also significantly increases the amount
of light transmitted per pixel. As a result, these advanced displays portray
vibrant and crisp content with the ability to zoom in to examine the detail of
a picture or text, or pan out to view content from a wider angle. This can
help boost operational efficiency and reduce eyestrain by sparing users the
need to scroll frequently.

Combining Sharp's IGZO technology with a brilliant white, edge lit LED
backlight system, these state-of-the-art monitors measure only 35 millimeters
at their thickest point (that’s less than an inch and a half), making them the
industry’s thinnest design in their class.^(1)

Additionally, the series is outfitted with two HDMI^® ports and one
DisplayPort interface which are both capable of using a single connector cable
in order to transmit an ultra high resolution signal, helping to simplify
cable management and reduce desktop clutter. Backed by Sharp’s 3-year limited
warranty, both models support landscape and portrait orientation and are
designed for 24/7 operation.

The series consists of two 32” class models that are differentiated by touch
capability. One of the two models features 10-point multi-touch capability
utilizing advanced projected capacitive technology. Its intuitive design is
easy to use with either your fingers or the included stylus that enables
precision, accuracy and smooth handwriting. The non-touch model will be
available in February 2013 and the 10-point multi-touch model will be
available shortly thereafter through Sharp’s network of Pro AV dealers,
distributors and integrators.

¹As of December 21, 2012 for 30-inch or larger 4K2K (3,840 × 2,160 pixels)
monitors (based on Sharp research).

For more information, please contact Sharp Electronics Corporation,
Professional Display Division, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J. 07495-1163, call
866-4-VISUAL (866-484-7825) or e-mail ProLCD@SharpUSA.com.

For more information on Sharp’s CES announcements, please visit
www.SharpUSANews.com. For online product information, visit Sharp’s Web site
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About Sharp Electronics Corporation

Sharp is the #1 brand in 60”+ Large Format Commercial Displays through B2B
sales channels, according to NPD DisplaySearch Monthly Large Format Commercial
Displays Report, October 2012. Sharp’s professional and commercial displays
are specially engineered for business applications and are offered in a wide
range of sizes. From high-impact displays for digital signage, to our
award-winning ultra-thin bezel video walls, to the innovative AQUOS BOARD™
interactive display systems, Sharp products help you communicate, collaborate,
and disseminate information brilliantly.

Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp
Corporation, a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment
products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy
solutions, LED lighting, and mobile communication and information tools.

Sharp, IGZO and the IGZO logo, and related trademarks are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Sharp Corporation and/or its affiliated companies.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact:

For Sharp Electronics Corporation
Cassie Batinich, 646-935-3969
cassie.batinich@ketchum.com
 
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