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24th Jan 2012 – The latest Japanese Smartphones use Apical Technology

3D DOCOMO smartphone by Sharp uses Assertive Display

Latest 3D DOCOMO smartphone by Sharp uses Assertive Display technology for improved outdoor viewability and reduced battery consumption

Apical is pleased to announce that one of the latest  smartphones in Japan, the docomo with series AQUOS PHONE SH-01D by Sharp, uses Apical’s Assertive Display technology to optimize the performance of its display.

The handset, which goes on sale in Japan this month for the carrier DOCOMO and incorporates a 4.5” HD (1280 x 720) autostereoscopic 3D touchscreen, is the latest in Sharp’s successful AQUOS PHONE series.

The SH-01D uses Apical’s Assertive Display technology as part of its advanced power saving and outdoor viewing functions, which are key to optimizing the performance of the handset for multimedia viewing.

Traditionally, providing a good viewing experience outdoors and saving battery power have been considered contradictory requirements, even though both are central to delivering a high quality multimedia experience on a mobile device.

Assertive Display by Apical solves both central requirements simultaneously, enabling multimedia content to be viewed even in bright sunshine on standard displays, and extending battery life by reducing display power significantly.

Said Michael Tusch, CEO of Apical: “We have been working with Sharp for several years and were very impressed by the way in which Sharp was able rapidly to grasp how to use our unique technology. Sharp has again produced a great product which raises the bar worldwide for smartphone multimedia performance.”

Apical’s Assertive Display is a semiconductor IP core which adapts multimedia content to the display capabilities under actual viewing conditions. It takes into account both the screen brightness and the amount of light in the environment to adjust in real time the appearance of movies, photos and games for optimal viewability. It leverages a decade’s research and development by Apical into the way the human eye adapts to changes in the lighting environment to give a seamless and high-quality experience to the user. The Assertive Display core is integrated into Sharp’s proprietary media processor.