LED-Backlit LCD Modules offer up to 50,000 hr of operation.

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Operating over -30 to +80°C range, LQ104V1DG62 is 10.4 in. landscape mode, transmissive VGA panel with 550 nits brightness rating and 600:1 contrast ratio. Horizontal viewing angle is 140° while vertical is 110°. Also available, LQ150X1LG82 is 15.0 in. landscape-mode, transmissive XGA panel featuring 8 ms response time, 550:1 contrast ratio, and 3H hard coating. Respective horizontal and vertical viewing angles are 120° and 100°. Both models are Strong 2-rated.

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Sharp Large Screen Industrial LCDs Offer up to 50K Hours of Operation with LED Backlighting Technology

Product features and integration support enable effective vertical-industry solutions

CAMAS, Wash. - Wed. Dec 3, 2008 - Today, Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) announced the availability of two large screen industrial LCD modules. Both displays - one 10.4-inch model and one 15.0-inch model - feature LED backlighting rated up to 50,000 hours of operation in all temperature ranges. The displays are ideal for a number of industrial and vertical applications, with added benefit for the medical industry.

LED backlights deliver approximately two-thirds more LCD operating hours than standard CCFT models when used in cold environments. Longer backlight life translates to increased up time and fewer service calls, thus extending customers' LCD investment. LED backlights also require less energy to operate, enabling new design advancements and lighter environmental impact. The 10.4-inch panel provides optimal performance in temperatures as low as -30°C. This is one of several features Sharp incorporates into its Strong 2-rated LCDs in order to meet the demands of realistic industrial environments.

For medical applications, LEDs reduce radio frequency noise - literally vital when patient monitors require data channels free of radio frequency (RF) interference. Other industrial applications include transportation, factory automation, test and measurement, gaming, and ATMs. Sharp's dedicated sales and field applications engineering team supports OEM and Integration Partners throughout the design cycle. This helps ensure that these modules' unique features are leveraged to meet the specific demands of most any industry solution challenge.

The 10.4-inch (LQ104V1DG62) VGA Strong 2 Industrial Module

The new Sharp 10.4-inch landscape mode, transmissive VGA panel delivers high brightness and contrast in tough industrial environments. Its Sharp Strong 2 rating guarantees it meets stringent standards for brightness, contrast, temperature range, shock, and vibration. Specific features include:

o Wide operating temperature range (-30°C to 80°C)

o High brightness of 550 nits

o 600:1 contrast ratio

o Viewing angles of 140° (H)/110° (V)

To download the LQ104V1DG62 Product Announcement sheet with additional details, visit: http://sharpsma.com/pdt_announcements/LQ104V1DG62_PA.pdf

The 15.0-inch (LQ150X1LG82) XGA

The new Sharp 15.0-inch transmissive XGA landscape-mode panel features a very fast response time and hard coating; ideal for outdoor and point-of-purchase applications. Specific features include:

o Response time of 8 ms

o 550:1 contrast ratio

o 3H hard coating

o Viewing angles of 120° (H)/100° (V)

To download the LQ150X1LG82 Product Announcement sheet with additional details, visit: http://sharpsma.com/pdt_announcements/LQ150X1LG82_PA.pdf

Availability and Pricing

For more information, visit SHARPsma.com. Product samples and pricing may be obtained through any Sharp Representative or Distributor throughout the Americas. Sharp displays are RoHS* compliant, upholding the company's commitment to environmentally responsible manufacturing.

About Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas

Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) drives innovative LCD, optoelectronics, memory, 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 SHARPsma.com.

* The Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) Directive (2002/95/EC). This directive took effect July 1, 2006.

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