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Sharp Meets the Press at CES 2015

On January 5, 2015, Sharp held a press conference in Las Vegas, U.S.A. prior to the commencement of the 2015 International CES*1 (January 6 to 9).

Sharp press conference

Toshiyuki Osawa, General Sales & Marketing Officer & President of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC) and Sharp Corporation Executive Officer, introduced the exhibits to define the next generation displays. Starting with the 2015 4K AQUOS lineup, tablet with MEMS-IGZO display, a joint development with Pixtronix, Inc., a subsidiary company of Qualcomm Incorporated, innovative convex curved display and free-form display, and overwhelming variety of display sizes ranging from 5-inch to 120-inch types were introduced.

Next, Larry Meixner, President and CEO of Sharp Laboratories of America (SLA), explained how Sharp's development in LCDs has contributed to the society as represented by the IEEE milestone recognition*2. Such development of next generation displays can also be seen in the Free-Form Display (FFD) and MEMS-IGZO display represents Sharp's commitment toward open innovation exhibited this time.

Jim Sanduski, President of Sharp Electronics Marketing Corporation of America (SEMCA), followed by introducing the 2015 new AQUOS lineup, consisting of various 4K models to meet the growing market demands. Other innovative products to appear in the market in 2015, such as the Super Slim AQUOS with less than less than 0.5-inch width (thinnest area), and AQUOS Beyond 4K Ultra HD TV, the highest resolution 4K Ultra HD TV available in 2015, were also introduced.

Toshiyuki Osawa, General Sales & Marketing Officer & President of SEC and Sharp Corporation Executive Officer

Larry Meixner, President and CEO of SLA

Jim Sanduski, President of SEMCA

AQUOS Beyond 4K

Exhibits from the Sharp Booth

Sharp Booth

Beyond 4K

Car Life world

BtoB World

WiSA Audio

  • *1  The International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is one of the world's foremost consumer technology trade shows. Produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and held annually since 1967, it includes comprehensive coverage of products from the AV, PC, mobile phone, and networking fields.
  • *2  The IEEE (pronounced “Eye-triple-E”) is the world’s largest non-profit association of electrical and electronics engineers. Headquartered in the United States and with more than 420,000 members worldwide, the IEEE plays a leading role in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, electronics, and telecommunications to electric power, aerospace engineering, and biomedical technology.

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