Sharp developed reflective mini LCD screens boasting a power consumption of 10μW. The devices were exhibited at FPD International 2008.
Sharp showcased one 1.4-inch monochrome and one 8-color display with a resolution of 96×96 (pictured above). Power consumption is reduced by placing a 1-bit memory into each pixel (image data stored in the memory is retained permanently). The two displays were powered with a 5V single power supply. Sharp also developed a special panel that is powered by solar energy only.
The company didn’t give any technical details but said the new technology will probably be used in future mobile phones or remote controls.