Sharp Intros Thinner, Clearer, More Efficient Displays
Sharp today announced a new display design that promises to bring dramatic improvements to mobile device screens. The company has developed a new indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) semiconductor technology with high crystallinity. This will allow Sharp to create touch displays that have higher resolutions, lower power consumption, narrower bezels, and better performance. Sharp says the cost of altering its production lines to make use of the new material will be minimal, and it expects to update its manufacturing later this year. The new material will be used in LCD displays for mobile devices such as smartphones.
Hands-On: Sharp Aquos Crystal for Sprint
Sharp debuted its first phone for the U.S. market in years this week.
Sharp Shows Off Curved Display Concept
Sharp this week revealed a concept smartphone screen that has actual curved corners and nearly no bezels. The concept panel is called Corner R.
SoftBank and Sprint Working with Sharp on Edgeless Phone
SoftBank, which owns Sprint, today said it has chosen Sharp to supply it with low-cost smartphones. The handset deal with Sharp includes Sprint, which will also sell phones made by Sharp.
New Tech Promises Dense, Efficient, Flexible Displays
A team at Oxford University has discovered a new type of display technology that consists of a simple thin film of phase-change material (PCM) between two thin films of transparent electrodes. The three layers can be applied to very thin, flexible Mylar sheets, creating a flexible display.