ANOTHER SHARP FIRST

IGZO* is a revolutionary, transparent compound semiconductor that Sharp is the first to successfully mass-produce and bring to market. IGZO opens the door to countless breakthroughs, from crystal clear displays to lower energy and even life-changing technology of the future.

*IGZO was jointly developed by Sharp and the Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

IGZO

IGZO

REVOLUTIONARY, CRYSTAL
CLEAR DISPLAYS

IGZO is a high-performance technology that makes transistors smaller than ever before. Its power is most apparent in the crystal clarity of its display; IGZO achieves about twice the resolution of conventional LCDs.
It is also an essential component in realizing next-generation OLED which delivers a life-like picture in super high definition.
With electron mobility 20-50 times faster than that of amorphous silicon, what to date was impossible is now a reality in the form of revolutionary display possibilities.

DRAMATICALLY LONGER
BATTERY LIFE

IGZO contributes to the dramatic leap in the energy efficiency of digital devices, resulting in substantially longer battery life for mobile users. When displaying still images, it achieves power savings of a staggering eighty to ninety percent* by pausing the driving signals to maintain the same image.

*LCD panel power consumption

IGZO

IGZO

HIGH SENSITIVITY MEETS
HIGH RESOLUTION

Touch panels with IGZO experience significantly less noise interference than traditional touch screens.
Combined with the high resolution made possible with IGZO, these new touch panels will reflect the smooth lines of a pen or pencil with amazing accuracy.

NEW CAPABILITIES ENABLE
A NEW LIFESTYLE

Imagine mirrors that can display the Internet, play TV programming or monitor your health. Or dishware that can calculate calories, a blanket with a health sensor incorporated or a tablet surface as thin as paper. All this and so much more is possible with the revolution of IGZO.

IGZO