Sharp showed off its FFD (Free Form Display) technology at CES today. The display tech moves the circuitry out of the bezel and into the individual pixels according to Sharp.
The pixel display technology allows companies to create displays in any shape they prefer beyond the usual rectangle we’re accustomed to seeing. Sharp is teaming up with Qualcomm and using that company’s MEMS shutter technology to control the display of the RGB shooting pixels using a tiny shutter.
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Sharp sees this technology as something that can work well in the automotive world. With more cars and companies bringing enhanced displays and more features behind the wheel, Sharp might be on to something.
No word on when the displays will start showing up in cars. But Sharp does have a seven-inch tablet with the technology built inside that it’ll be showing off tonight at CES.