Sharp Begins Sample Deliveries of 4K2K IGZO LCD Panels for 15.6

Sharp Begins Sample Deliveries of  4K2K IGZO LCD Panels for 15.6-Inch Notebook
First Ever 4K2K Resolution for Notebook PCs 
Tokyo, Sept 27, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) -  Sharp Corporation began sample
deliveries of IGZO(2) LCD panels that, for the first time ever, realize 4K2K
(3,840 x 2,160) resolution in a 15.6-inch notebook PC(1). Deliveries began in
September 2013. Production is scheduled to start at Sharp's Kameyama Plant
No. 2 from February 2014. 
Sharp has become the first company to realize 4K2K resolution for LCD panels
used in notebook PCs. This was made possible by employing IGZO technology,
which improves light transmission and enables thin-film transistors to be more
compact. Improved light transmission translates into a reduction in electricity
consumption, as does IGZO technology's ability to suppress the liquid
crystal driving current when a static image is displayed. This serves to extend
the battery life of a notebook PC. IGZO technology is also compatible with
touch-panel designs supporting pen-based input. 
Utilizing the high-resolution display and energy-saving characteristics of
IGZO LCD panels, Sharp plans to extend the application of this technology into
devices such as smartphones, tablet PCs, notebook PCs, and 4K displays. 
(1) LCD panels for notebook PCs, as of September 27, 2013 (based on Sharp
research) (2) IGZO LCDs were developed jointly for mass production by Sharp and
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd. 
About Sharp 
Sharp Corporation (TSE: 6753) is a worldwide developer of innovative products
and core technologies that play a key role in shaping the future of
electronics.  As a leader in liquid crystal displays (LCDs) and digital
technologies, Sharp offers one of the broadest and most advanced lines of
consumer electronics, information products and electronic components, while
also creating new network businesses. For more information, please visit . 
Miyuki Nakayama
Tokyo Public Relations and Media Liaison Office
Sharp Corporation
Tel: +81-3-5446-8205
Fax: +81-3-5446-8206 
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