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Sharp frees LCD panels from rectangular shape

Sharp expects its new panel to expand options for car interior design.

OSAKA -- Sharp said Wednesday that it has developed an LCD panel that can be cut into any shape, paving the way for a wide array of applications including for automobiles and wearable devices.

     With the Free-Form Display, drive circuits are embedded across the display, instead of being placed around it. This allows panels to be liberated from their traditional rectangular form. The new panels also can be bent and even have holes.

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