Sharp’s GEN 8 Fabs Begin Production of Large Industrial Application...

Camas, WA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014

Today, Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) announced two additions to its large LCD line-up for Industrial Applications (IA) – the first of their kind produced from Sharp’s Gen 8 mother glass Fab at the Kameyama No. 2 (K2) plant in Japan. The Gen 8 facility, which opened in 2006, offers high-quality glass and yield that enables competitive price points for robust LCD modules; it is also capable of IGZO LCD production.

The two introductory modules from K2 are the 15-inch (diagonal) LQ150X1LX95 and the 19-inch (diagonal) LQ190E1LX75. Both feature a typical contrast ratio of 1500:1, a symmetrical viewing cone (typical viewing angles L/R/U/D 85°), built-in LED drivers, and a 70%+ NTSC ratio. The panels are rated for 70,000 hours of backlight life (typical for operation at 25°C), but also feature a replaceable backlight system for even longer performance. They are the first two Sharp LCD modules to be UL-certified and also boast a five-year Sharp warranty. The new displays will be on show at Display Week 2014 in San Diego, CA, June 3 – 5.
Industrial Strength LCDs…Backed By Sharp

Sharp offers a full line (1.6-inch – 23.5-inch diagonal) of Industrial Strength LCDs for Industrial Applications (IA), including Advertising, ATM, Automotive, Climate Control, Factory Automation, Gaming/Lottery, Fitness/Sports, Home Automation, In-Flight Entertainment, Industrial Controls, Kiosks, Medical Devices, Multimedia, Point of Sale (POS) Terminals, Transportation, Test and Measurement, Wearable Technology, White Goods, and many others.

Customers benefit from full-service support from U.S.-based field sales and applications engineering teams. Sharp IA panels are backed by long product life cycles, and supported with extensive documentation, including Specifications, Incoming Inspection Standards, Reliability Data, and a UL Parts List. Our Resources page at[1] also features technical papers, instructional videos, “The Switch” podcast, and other assets to aid in the design process.

Availability and Pricing

Product samples and pricing may be obtained through any Sharp Representative or Distributor. Sharp displays are RoHS* compliant, upholding the company’s commitment to reducing the environmental impact of manufacturing. One-piece sample pricing for these select Sharp LCDs is as follows:

15.0-inch    (Diagonal)LQ150X1LX95 XGA - Sample Pricing$169
19.0-inch    (Diagonal)LQ190E1LX75 SXGA - Sample Pricing    $338

About Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas
Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) drives innovative LCD, optoelectronics, imager, and RF components to market. The world’s leading manufacturers of consumer and business technologies look to SMA for the products, expertise, and worldwide support they need to make their visions a reality. SMA, in Camas, Washington, is the microelectronics sales and marketing division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sharp Corporation. For more information, visit us at[2].

∗ The Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) Directive (2002/95/EC). This directive took effect July 1, 2006. All measurements are diagonal. All Specification values quoted are Typical values. IGZO: (InGaZnO), an oxide comprising indium (In), gallium (Ga), and zinc (Zn). LED: Light Emitting Diode. OLED: Organic Light-Emitting Diode. CCFL: Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp. LCD: Liquid Crystal Display. OEM: Original Equipment Manufacturer. Sharp is a registered trademark of Sharp Corporation.



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