History

Founded in 1995, SLA is Sharp Corporation’s first and only U.S.-based research and development laboratory. From the start, SLA has been given autonomy to focus on the trends, technology issues, and product demands of North American markets. This perspective has led to breakthrough innovations that have found their way into Sharp products sold throughout the world. In the process, we’ve added affiliated offices and facilities in Santa Ana, California and Bangalore, India.

With over 2,000 patent applications since our founding, SLA aims high and drives aggressively toward ideas that profoundly affect how people interact with and benefit from technology.