Sharp demand for personal information|
As the ubiquitous network society fast becomes a reality, information can be readily accessed in nearly any setting, and the demand for personal information terminals, such as mobile phones, notebook PCs, and PDAs, is growing rapidly. At the same time, there is an increasing need to provide portable devices like mobile phones and notebook PCs, which are frequently used to handle private information/data, with the capability to “veil” the display so that the screen content cannot be seen by other people in the immediate area.
Sharp switchable viewing angle LCD - New technologies
The new Sharp switchable viewing angle LCD adds proprietary technologies such as a switching liquid crystal material overlaid on an ordinary TFT LCD so that light is prevented from going to the left or right, thus turning a wide viewing angle to a narrow viewing angle. This will allow people to use mobile devices with peace of mind, since they can change the viewing angle setting depending on the personal nature of the content they are viewing.