Sharp to Take Part in Major US Tech Event CES 2023
Sharp to Take Part in CES 2023*1, Major US Tech Event
Exhibiting advanced energy-related technologies and in-vehicle solutions that contribute to carbon neutrality
Sharp’s exhibition: Automotive and AR/VR area (image)
Sharp Corporation (Sharp) will participate in CES 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, to be held from January 5 to 8, 2023. CES is one of the largest and most influential tech events in the world.
Sharp will exhibit advanced technologies and products that embody the company’s ESG-focused management under the four themes of New Energy, Automotive, AR/VR, and TV.
1. The latest New Energy technologies that contribute to carbon neutrality
Sharp will unveil for the first time outside of Japan the LC-LH (Liquid and Crystal Light Harvesting), an indoor photovoltaic device developed by integrating dye-sensitized solar cells and the company’s long-cultivated LCD technology. Sharp will also exhibit perovskite solar cells, which are attracting attention as the next generation of solar cells. Because they are thin, lightweight, and flexible, they are expected to contribute to even wider use of solar power.
2. Advanced Automotive devices that support safe and environmentally conscious driving
Sharp will introduce the Passenger Information Display utilizing viewing angle control. By controlling the viewing angle, the driver will not be able to see the display image while driving so they can concentrate on driving. Sharp will also exhibit a prototype of a Driver Monitoring System. A camera module integrated with the display keeps an eye on the driver. In addition, Sharp will show a compound photovoltaic module with the world’s highest*2 conversion efficiency, which is expected to be installed on vehicles such as EVs, as well as used in aerospace and aviation applications.
3. Various devices and head-mounted displays (HMD) for AR/VR
Sharp will exhibit for the first time an ultra-lightweight HMD prototype for VR equipped with its latest devices, such as an ultra-high-resolution display, ultra-high-speed autofocus camera, and ultra-compact proximity sensor. Sharp will also demonstrate the world’s thinnest*3 ultra-compact camera module, a distance sensor that helps HMD wearers avoid collisions with people and objects, and other AR/VR related devices that provide users with a realistic sense of being immersed in images safely and more comfortably.
4. Flagship AQUOS XLED TV model for the global market
Sharp will exhibit the flagship AQUOS XLED TV model for the global market. Visitors can experience a new generation of images with outstanding brightness and color expression created by mini LED backlighting and quantum-dot technology. In addition, Sharp will unveil a prototype of one of the world’s largest*4 120-inch model*5 for the first time.
Location of Sharp Booth
Petrus Ballroom, Wynn Las Vegas Hotel
3131 Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, U.S.A.
Exhibit Dates and Time
January 5 to January 8, 2023 (Thursday to Sunday); hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
*1 Sharp will exhibit at a venue separate from the Las Vegas Convention Center, the main venue of CES 2023.
*2 As of December 15, 2022, for photovoltaic modules at the research level (according to Sharp findings)
*3 As of December 15, 2022, for camera modules (according to Sharp findings)
*4 As of December 15, 2022, for LCDs equipped with mini LED backlights (according to Sharp findings)
*5 The 120-inch AQUOS XLED is not equipped with a tuner for receiving TV broadcasts.
Exhibit Highlights (tentative)
・LC-LH Indoor Photovoltaic Device [exhibited for the first time outside of Japan]
・Perovskite Solar Cell [prototype]
Thin, lightweight, and flexible next-generation solar cells with high power generation efficiency that can be manufactured at low cost with low energy consumption. It makes installation possible in places that were previously difficult due to problems such as load capacity and configuration.
・Passenger Seat Monitor Using Viewing Angle Control Display
・Driver Monitoring System [prototype; exhibited for the first time]
・Click Display [exhibited for the first time outside of Japan]
・Automotive Solar Cells [exhibited for the first time outside of Japan]
・Head-Mounted Display (HMD) [prototype; exhibited for the first time]
Sharp will exhibit advanced devices such as an ultra-high-resolution display, an ultra-high-speed autofocus camera module (using a polymer lens), and an ultra-lightweight HMD prototype for VR equipped with an ultra-compact proximity sensor.
・World’s Thinnest Ultra-Compact Camera Module [exhibited for the first time]
The world’s thinnest ultra-compact camera module with a height of less than 2mm that can be used for sensing applications such as eye tracking.
・Compact ToF*7 Distance Sensor
Installing this sensor on an HMD unit or controller will help the HMD wearer avoid collisions with people and objects.
・AQUOS XLED Model for the Global Market [exhibited for the first time]
This TV employs mini LED backlight and quantum-dot rich-color display technology and features an audio system with speakers placed above and below the screen to combine dynamic images with excellent light and dark expression with an immersive sound field. This is a new-generation TV that provides viewers with a vividly realistic sense of actually being in the middle of the action.
・120-Inch AQUOS XLED [prototype; exhibited for the first time]
This model features a 120-inch XLED screen, one of the world’s largest. Taking advantage of its large screen and high contrast, it can be used not only for digital signage and public viewing displays in commercial facilities, but also for home theaters. (Receiver tuner not installed)
*6 Conversion efficiency confirmed by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST; one of several organizations around the world that officially certifies energy conversion efficiency measurements in solar cells) in February 2022 (Module surface approx. 965 square centimeters; maximum output 31.51 W)
*7 Time of Flight: A method for measuring distance based on the time it takes for radiated light to reflect off an object and return to the sensor
Official CES 2023 website: https://www.ces.tech/