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Sharp laboratories of europe Achievements

We are proud to have demonstrated several significant world-firsts and contributed many technologies into Sharp’s products. The list below shows a selection of our achievement

 
1994
Smart Microwave Oven, the first application of neural networks to consumer electronics product
 
1997
Language translation software for Sharp Shoin portable word processor
 
 
2000
Smart Display, the world’s first 2.2” QVGA display with built-in display driver
 
 
2001
Bach software for IC design developed by SLE and licensed to 3rd party
 
 
2002 European Design Centre established to help customers design Sharp’s components into their products; now part of Sharp Devices Europe GmbH
 
 
2002
3D LCD technology commercialised, enabling glasses-free 3D on a mobile phone
 
 
2004
Blue laser diode, the world’s first nitride laser diode by MBE
 
 
2006
Dual view, Triple View &  Veil View LCD technology commercialised, providing directional images from a single display for automotive consoles and mobile phones
 
 
2007
Integrated optical sensors on LCD technology commercialised, bringing optical sensors to displays
 
 
2008
Privacy mode LCD technology commercialised, offering switchable privacy on mobile phones without any additional hardware
 
 
2010
3D LCD technology for handheld games machine
     
2010
Noise reduction for high image quality in Aquos LCD TV
 
 
2011
English Language m-learning app, helping students master English as a foreign language
 
 
2012
Colour-accurate mode for mobile LCDs, for consistent colour reproduction
 
 
2013
Miniature full blood count (FBC) analyser using microfluidics, with potential for revolutionary impact on point-of-care medicine
 
 
2014
Microfluidic technology for automated miniature droplet handling; now incorporated into Sharp Microfluidic Solutions
 
 
2015
Ultrahigh efficiency photovoltaic energy harvester for powering devices from ambient indoor light.
 
 
2016
Ultraviolet laser module, the world’s first compact laser for the UVC range enabling new chemical sensors