Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Sharp demos 14.1-inch LCD with memory

updated 04:15 pm EDT, Fri October 31, 2008

Sharp demos memory LCD

At the currently ongoing FPD International show in Japan, Sharp demonstrated a 14.1-inch monochrome LCD panel with 1030x606 resolution that has the ability to "remember" the image displayed even after power has been cut off. In this fashion, it is similar to e-paper displays. Sharp also had other sizes on display, including 6.1-, 2.4- and 1.7-inch black and white LCDs, along with 14.1- and 6.1-inch eight-color displays. While specific information on the technology behind the display was not revealed, it is known to use a cholesteric LCD design and that power consumption for saving the image is relatively large.

The company is utilizing the technology in a supermarket as a price tag that can change to promote limited-time sales, for example. For this application, a 1.7-inch black and white LCD is combined with a wireless LAN function and a control circuit to allow many tags to be changed at the same time from a remote location. The company envisions the technology for use as restaurant menus, and public signage.

A Sharp representative at FPD did say the new LCD uses components not usually found in conventional LCDs, adding to the cost, but can reduce it thanks to economies of scale and by using its older manufacturing lines for production, putting costs in line with modern LCD panels. There is no word on whether or when the technology will come to market. [via Tech-On]









By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Sound Blaster Roar Bluetooth speaker

There could very well be a new king of the hill for Bluetooth speakers, with Sound Blaster's recent entry into the marketplace. Bringi ...

Kenu Airframe Plus

Simple, stylish and effective, the Kenu Airframe + portable car mount is the latest addition to Kenu's lineup. Released earlier this y ...

Plantronics Rig Surround 7.1 headset

Trying to capture the true soundscape of video games can be a daunting task. Looking to surround-sound home theater options, users hav ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News