sharp-mems-igzo[CEATEC 2013] If you thought that your small tablet or smartphone has one of the best displays that you have ever laid your eyes upon, think again. Sharp could very well change the way things work in the future with their Sharp MEMS/IGZO Display. MEMS stands for MicroElectroMechanical Systems, and IGZO is the acronym for Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide, where the latter would allow higher resolution displays to enjoy a faster refresh rate. For instance the tiny display that you see above carries a resolution of 800 x 1,280 pixels, while sporting a 220ppi pixel density.

It is a compelling case to see this low powered display make its way to smartphones as well as tablets of the future, and we are definitely not going to rule out other applications such as small displays which can be used at stores for advertising or product information services, e-book readers, smart watches, and other kinds of devices that will require a small display. Small and beautiful, this is one of those cases where it pays to see it in the flesh – mere words are unable to translate the viewing experience. Once you check out the Sharp MEMS/IGZO display, it is very difficult to return to that plain old average tablet or smartphone for good.

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