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Press Releases

October 6, 2014

For the first time in industry*1, Sharp Develops 7.0" Tablet with MEMS-IGZO display*2

vivid display even in outdoors and wide application possibilities

Sharp Tablet equipped with MEMS-IGZO Display

● The image is a montage, which is different from real displaying.

● The specifications can be changed since it is a product under development.

Sharp has developed 7.0" tablet device equipped with MEMS-IGZO display for the first time in industry, and will commercialize the product mainly targeting Japan's B2B market in the first half of 2015.

The MEMS-IGZO display on this tablet is a cutting-edge display jointly developed with Pixtronix, Inc. (hereafter "Pixtronix") *3, a subsidiary company of Qualcomm Incorporated. By integrating Pixtronix's MEMS display technology and Sharp's IGZO technology, it achieved further power efficiency and higher color reproducibility compared to standard LCD. In addition, the display mode can be switched to appropriate setting matching the usage and display contents, such as High Brightness Mode to display vivid picture under sunlight and/or Grayscale/Monochrome Mode for low power consumption.

Furthermore, the tablet satisfies basic performance including LTE communication function*4 for high-speed internet connection on the go, voice communication and waterproof design.

Product Name



7.0" WXGA (1,280×800)


AndroidTM 4.4

Retail Availability

First half of 2015

(for Japan market)

Main Features

1. Equipped with MEMS-IGZO display that has advantages in power consumption, color reproducibility and high brightness, for the first time in industry

2. Display mode switchable along with usage, such as High Brightness Mode to display vivid pictures even under sunlight and/or Grayscale/Monochrome Mode to improve power efficiency

3. Great in performance as a tablet device including LTE communication function for high-speed internet access on the go, voice communication and waterproof design

  • *1 As of October 6, 2014 (based on Sharp's research)
  • *2 MEMS-IGZO display is based on the practical application of MEMS display technology which is jointly developed with Pixtronix Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated by integrating Pixtronix's MEMS display technology and Sharp's IGZO technology. MEMS: Micro Electro Mechanical System
  • *3 Pixtronix, Inc. is a fully owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated
  • *4 Contract with LTE service provider is needed to use LTE function. This tablet is compatible with LTE services called "Xi" and "FOMA" provided by NTT DOCOMO, INC., as well as MVNO services.

Basic Specifications (Can be changed without notice since it is under development)


7.0" WXGA(1,280×800) MEMS-IGZO Display


AndroidTM 4.4


Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 800 Mobile Processor


Front / Rear x 1 each


LTE/3G, Wi-Fi® (802.11a/b/g/n/ac)



Power / Battery Life


Outer Size / Weight


  • *5 IPX5/IPX7 compliant, which is a protective standard set by International Electrotechnical Commission. At IPX5, the device retains tablet function against water jets from any direction, which is conditioned by pouring water at approx. 12.5 liters/minute speed from approx 3 meters away for minimum three minutes using nozzle with 6.3mm inner diameter. At IPX7, the device retains tablet function after 30mins left at 1 meter deep in the still tap water at room temperature.
  • ● "IGZO" is a trademark owned by Sharp Corporation
  • ● Android is a trademark owned by Google Inc.
  • ● "Xi" and "FOMA" are trademarks owned by NTT DOCOMO, Inc.
  • ● Wi-Fi® is a trademark owned by Wi-Fi Alliance
  • ● Other proper names including product name are each company's trademark

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