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March 29, 2005


Sharp Launches LCD TVs with Lead-Free Solder

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Sharp Corp., a Japanese major electronics maker, announced on December 20, 2004 that on January 22, 2005 it will start selling the "AQUOS," a new series of liquid crystal display (LCD) televisions (models LC-20C7, LC-15C7, and LC-13C7) that will have high-quality images and bright screens.

These LCD panels have the highest brightness rating for this kind of product (500cd/m2), as well as environmentally friendly features.

In terms of energy-saving functions, a light sensor for the new models automatically adjusts the brightness of the backlight depending on the amount of light in the room light. In addition, the power is automatically shut off when the TV is not in use, or when no signals are detected from TV stations or users for a certain period of time.

As for materials, all circuit boards are made using lead-free solder, and internal wires and mechanical parts are made of halogen-free materials. To reduce the environmental impacts, the stand is made of more than 30 percent recycled materials, and it is designed to facilitate easy dismantling at the end of its life.

Posted: 2005/03/29 05:41:01 PM
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