TFT-LCD Module meets industrial application design needs.

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Suited for industrial, gaming, and medical environments, RoHS-compliant LQ104V1DW02 utilizes Advanced Super View technology. Its 10.4 in. VGA TFT-LCD has 450:1 contrast ratio for use in strong-light conditions, offering minimal reflection and optimal color saturation. Unit measures 246.5 x 179.4 x 15.5 mm, has 25 ms response time (typ), and supports 262,144 colors. Along with 170° symmetrical viewing angle, LCD delivers 380 cd/m² brightness and 4:3 aspect ratio.




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Sharp Debuts 10.4 Inch Advanced Super View TFT-LCD Greater Viewing Angle and Improved Contrast in New Faster Response Display Meet Industrial Application Design Needs



CAMAS, Wash. - October 24, 2005 - Leveraging its display expertise and longstanding commitment to the industrial market, Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas introduces a new LCD that meets the unique performance needs of industrial product design engineers in North America. This fast-response 10.4 inch VGA TFT-LCD (Thin Film Transistor Liquid Crystal Display, LQ104V1DW02) anticipates increasing demand for higher performance displays as designers develop new and improved uses for these screens in the industrial, gaming and medical environments. The new display joins Sharp's vast, existing LCD product lineup and offers design engineers a wider range of high-quality TFT-LCD solutions for the industrial market.

With Sharp's proprietary Advanced Super View technology, the new display meets this growing market's high quality design requirements, with greater viewing angle, improved contrast and faster response speeds. The clear, crisp color screen has low reflection, high color saturation. It also features low power consumption, high reliability and longevity in terms of MTBF and backlight life, standardized connection schemes and rugged durability to withstand routine handling and abuse.

This TFT-LCD module is ideally suited for multimedia devices requiring readability in a wide array of ambient lighting conditions.

Applications for the 10.4 inch display include use in industrial human-machine interfaces, such as ATMs or outdoor kiosks, for mass-transit and public information, security/surveillance and factory automation, as well as medical systems applications including patient monitoring.

"As industrial device designs continue to integrate more sophisticated displays, Sharp continues to meet the growing demand for higher performance panels," said Kraig Kawada, Senior Director of Display Products at Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas. "The new 10.4 inch LCD, offers greater design flexibility and is an ideal drop-in replacement for panels presently in use. This module offers substantial improvements over displays currently on the market, demonstrating Sharp's dedication to helping designers bring new innovations to market."

Drawing on more than 20 years' experience in developing displays for the industrial and medical markets, Sharp is able to forecast and support the needs of OEMs. The LQ104V1DW02 demonstrates this insight by providing display technology that offers an optimal contrast ratio in strong-light conditions, as well as product longevity, wide operating temperatures, durability, excellent shock and vibration levels, and a low total cost of ownership.

Sharp's display portfolio ranges in size from 2.0 to 28.3 inches. Sharp also offers e-Signage displays spanning from 20.0 to 65.0 inches. The new LCD supports a growing segment of the market for industrial, gaming and medical environments that are looking for at-a-glance viewability, meaning better contrast, faster response and wider viewing cone.

LQ104V1DW02 Specifications
LCD Type: Advanced Super View TFT-LCD
Screen size: 10.4 inch
Panel Mode: Transmissive
Pixel Format: VGA (640 x RGB x 480 pixels)
Pixel Pitch: 0.330 mm (H) x 0.330 mm (V)
Active Area: 211.2 mm (H) x 158.4 mm (V)
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Outline Dimension: 246.5 mm (W) x 179.4 mm (H) x 15.5 mm (D)
Display Mode: Normally black
Number of Colors: 262,144 colors
Brightness: 380 cd/m2
Viewing Angle: 170 degree symmetrical viewing angle
Contrast Ratio: 450:1
Operating Temperature: 0°C to +70°C
Response Time: 25ms (typ.)

The LQ104V1DW02 meets all RoHS1 compliance requirements.

Availability
The LQ104V1DW02 is currently available in sample quantities and will be in mass production in Q4 2005. Contact Sharp for pricing information.

About Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas, Camas, Washington, is a U.S.-based company and a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, which is a subsidiary of Sharp Corporation, Osaka, Japan. Sharp is a worldwide developer of core digital technologies that are playing an integral role in shaping the next generation of electronic products for consumer and business needs. Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas offers breakthrough memory, LCD, optoelectronics, CCD, RF/IR, microcomputer and system-on-chip components, along with packaging and integration skills that help design engineers throughout North and South America bring their ambitious ideas to market. Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas is dedicated to improving people's lives through the use of advanced technology and a commitment to innovation, quality, value and design. For more information, call 1-800-642-0261 or visit sharpsma.com.

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

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