Sharp Announces Plans For Ultra-Thin LCD
Sharp Corp. this week announced plans for a new LCD TV which will be both thinner and lighter than other TVs on the market, the Wall Street Journal reported. The LCDs, however, are not expected to be mass-produced until 2010.
The TVs, Sharp said, will boast 52-inch screens, but will only be 29 millimeters thick. The TVs also, the Journal wrote, will consume half as much power as the thinnest current model, but will feature pictures “five times as vivid.” The units will be manufactured at a new plant Sharp is building in Japan.
LCD TVs this year have begun to be the most popular form of high-definition televisions. A survey released earlier this week found that Sharp has the third-largest share of the LCD market, having sold 431,171 units in the third quarter for about 10 percent of the market.