"LABS: In Sharp Labs, quest is always tomorrow's tech"
Sharp Laboratories of America aims to turn your TV into a Web-surfing, news-gathering, sports-summarizing, on-demand movie viewing, e-mail center. As the beachhead for U.S. imports from Japan's $20 billion Sharp Corp., Sharp Labs also has designs on your cell phone, video recorder, document-imaging system and more. Sharp decided last year to ditch CRTs after estimating that LCD-based televisions, including the company's LCTV brand, could account for as much as 45 percent of the worldwide market by 2004. To cash in, Sharp Labs began developing technologies to differentiate its LCTVs as uniquely capable for U.S. viewing needs.
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