Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sharp to Double LCD Panel Production Capacity at GREEN FRONT SAKAI

Sharp Corporation is expected to double current production capacity at its LCD panel plant (SDP) located in GREEN FRONT SAKAI, Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, to 72,000 substrates per month in order to meet strong demand for LCD panels for TVs.

The plant is the first in the world to employ 10th-generation glass substrates and produces high-contrast panels offering outstanding energy efficiency in screen sizes of 40 inches and larger. These panels have been highly rated by LCD TV manufacturers around the world.

The plant is currently in full operation, running at an input capacity of 36,000 substrates per month. To accommodate brisk order inquiries, Sharp will double this capacity to 72,000 substrates per month in July of this year.

Sharp will be creating LCD panels featuring its proprietary UV2A technology and four-primary-color technology at this state-of-the-art plant. In addition, Sharp will strive for further enhancements in cost competitiveness, and will continue to expand the market for large-screen displays, including LCD TVs and digital signage.


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