Forty-one years have passed since LCD panels came onto the market, and now for the first time Sharp Corporation has developed a free-form LCD that can be made into any shape.
Unlike conventional ones, these new LCD panels have refined the design to have a curved form or holes.
Sharp aims to use the new technology for speedometers' instrument panels by 2017.
The company has a patent on the technology and wants to use it also in frame-less smartphones and in wearable appliances that have a round screen.
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