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New 65-inch, commercial-grade, high-definition LCD monitor displays crystal clear content

ORLANDO, June 7, 2006 – Sharp announced U.S. general availability of the world's largest professional LCD monitor, the 65-inch model PN-655U. This robust 65-inch monitor has a full 1920 x 1080 two-megapixel high-definition (HD) resolution for accurate and precise image reproduction. With commercial design and components, the PN-655U offers superior reliability for extended use applications, complementing Sharp's line of professional LCD video/data monitors.

The PN-655U monitor's excellent performance makes it ideal for use in diverse commercial settings such as digital signage, medical imaging, CAD/CAM and flight information displays.

"Sharp continues to expand its expertise in liquid crystal display technology to deliver the right monitor for any professional application," said John Becconsall, Director, Professional Display Products, Sharp. "Ideal for commercial environments, our new full-featured 65-inch monitor uses advanced technology to display all types of HD content – from video to stills – and shows both analog and digital content with ease."

To show multiple types of content sources in high definition, the PN-655U utilizes DFE (Dual-Fine Engine) technology, which enables the customer to display both computer and video content flawlessly. The monitor has a full complement of input and output connectors to show all types of content, from DVD to varying PC resolutions up through 1920 x 1080 native mode from both analog and digital (DVI) sources.

To serve the discriminating image-quality needs of the commercial market better, the PN-655U has a four-wavelength spectrum, cold-cathode fluorescent backlight that provides an enhanced color spectrum including deeper, more vibrant and vivid reds. Sharp's proprietary Advanced Super View (ASV) panel provides stellar picture quality for fast-moving video through its fast pixel response time of less than 6 ms.

Thanks to its long-life backlight and lower power consumption rate than comparable models, the PN-655U monitor provides customers with a lower total cost of ownership. The PN-655U's new "fan-less" architecture enables extended usage with lower power consumption and better ventilation for quieter operation, which is critical for corporate settings.

Sharp's LCD monitors have several proprietary technologies and features that ensure unparalleled image quality for a professional presentation of information, data and images. The line has anti-glare and low-reflection properties, enabling Sharp monitors to be placed in brighter areas where other screens might appear washed out. Higher contrast lets viewers discern details they might otherwise miss, particularly when viewing darker content. The 170-degree viewing angles help the monitors display a crisp picture that can be seen from virtually anywhere in the room. A Black TFT/Bright Pixel Elimination ensures that if a pixel fails, it is effectively invisible to the viewer.

The PN-655U is backed by a three-year on-site, parts, labor and backlight limited warranty.

The PN-655U is available now through Sharp authorized dealers and value-added resellers.

For more information, please contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, Professional Display Division, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J. 07430, or call 866-4-VISUAL (866-484-7825). For online product information, visit the Sharp LCD Products Division Web site at http://www.SharpLCD.com or e-mail: ProLCD@SharpUSA.com.

Sharp Electronics Corporation is the Mahwah, N.J.-based marketing and sales subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of the core technologies that are integral to shaping the next generation of home entertainment products, appliances, networked, multifunctional office solutions, solar energy and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOS® Liquid Crystal Televisions, 1-Bit™ digital audio products, SharpVision® projection products, Carousel® microwaves, IMAGER™ digital multifunctional systems, and Notevision® multimedia projectors. Sharp Electronics Corporation employs approximately 2,000 people throughout the U.S. supporting more than 50 product lines.

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