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Release Date: 08/10/2016

WPG Americas Announces New Partnership with Sharp to Distribute Their Industrial and Memory LCD Product Offering

WPG Americas Inc. (WPGA), a subsidiary of WPG Holdings, Asia’s number one electronics distributor, announced today a new agreement with Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) to distribute their full line of Industrial Application (IA) and Memory LCDs. Sharp’s IA TFT LCDs are built to perform in environments ranging from factories to physician’s offices. Their durable construction, high contrast, high brightness, wide viewing angles, and high operating temperatures deliver high performance to meet tough product demands. Sharp’s Memory LCDs are ideal for wearable technology and other small devices required to display rich content with low power consumption.
Release Date: 05/24/2016

New 15.6" and 18.5" Full-HD TFT LCD Modules Deliver Dazzling Images

Today, Sharp announced two new LCD display modules that deliver stunning Full-HD (FHD) images. FHD performance is complemented by crisp definition via a high 1500:1 contrast ratio (typical). The combination enables viewing of high detail in the most challenging ambient lighting situations. Each TFT display delivers enhanced viewability with a wide 170°(H) / 170°(V) viewing angle. Each panel features a built-in LED backlight driver, simplifying the design process. Both displays will be on show at Display Week, May 24 - 26, at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, CA.
Release Date: 05/24/2016

New High-Bright Sharp Agriculture-Grade LCDs Go to Extremes

Today, Sharp introduced two new high-performance displays optimized to perform in extreme industrial environments such as agriculture (harvesters, tractors), marine navigation, and others. The new 10.4" (diagonal) SVGA TFT display delivers 1000 nits of brightness out of the box for superb viewability in high ambient light conditions, and includes a built-in LED backlight driver. The new 7.0" (diagonal) WVGA TFT panel delivers high-brightness performance at 750 nits. Both panels are readable while wearing polarized sunglasses. The sunlight-readable displays are latest in the suite of high brightness LCDs available under full Sharp warranty. A wide -30°C to +80°C operating temperature means these rugged LCDs can stand up to punishing environments. Both displays will be on show at Display Week, May 24 - 26, at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, CA.
Release Date: 06/22/2015

New Suite of 7.0-inch Industrial LCD Panels Provide Flexible Design Options

CAMAS, Wash. – June 2, 2015 – Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) has introduced new LCD display modules in its Industrial Application (IA) TFT LCD line-up in the popular 7.0-inch (diagonal) size class. The company's new 7.0-inch class industrial LCD products include an out-of-the-box, high-performance IA product and a "Value IA" LCD panel for cost-sensitive applications, plus ability to add-on PCAP touch, high brightness, and other features. The LCDs will be on show at Display Week 2015 in San Jose, CA (June 2 - 4). For details on these and other industrial displays available from Sharp in the 7.0-inch size class, visit
Release Date: 05/20/2015

"Always-on" Color Memory LCD is Ideal Graphic Display for Wearable Products

Pioneering Sharp technology delivers ultra-low power coupled with high resolution. CAMAS, Wash. – May 5, 2015 – Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) has unveiled its 1.33-inch (diagonal) Color Memory LCD graphics display. The 8-color LCD module has ultra-low power consumption, enabling longer time between recharges for small-display products with a battery. It also enables designers to meet the growing demand for "always-on" devices – e.g., products such as smartwatches that show a full array of data at a glance without need to "fire-up" the device. For details, visit

Press Release Archives

These press releases feature LCDs that are still available to customers as part of Sharp’s extensive Industrial Application roadmap.

Press Release Archive

Release Date Title
05/21/2014 High Brightness LCD Modules from Sharp are Ready Out-of-the-Box View
11/08/2011 New Wide 10.1-inch LED-backlit LCD from Sharp Ideal for Tablet Computers View
06/05/2012 Sharp Unveils its First-Ever 60", 70", and 80" Size Class e-Signage Modules View
04/16/2014 New 3.5-inch LCD Module for Handheld Products Shines...Even at 100 Nits View
04/19/2011 Sharp Introduces Four LED-backlit LCDs for Industrial Applications View
05/15/2011 New Small-format Sharp LED-backlit LCDs Feature Wide Viewing Angles View
06/05/2012 Sharp Adds 13 Industrial Strength LCD Modules to its All-LED-backlit Line-up View
12/02/2014 New 20.1-inch Display Provides 1400:1 Contrast Ratio, Includes LED Driver View
05/20/2013 Sharp IGZO-based LCD and OLED Displays on Show at Display Week 2013 View
05/20/2013 Sharp's Memory LCD Enables Secret Labs' Ultra-Low-Power "AGENT" Smart Watch View