San Francisco, USA
March 8, 2005

March 2005 - Sharp prominently displayed the MonRoi Electronic Chess Assistant at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Francisco . To support the growing market for media-rich applications such as portable media players, audio jukeboxes, gaming products and other handheld devices, Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas has enhanced the performance capabilities of its BlueStreak"! ARM9-based 32-bit System-on-Chips. The MonRoi Electronic Chess Assistant uses Sharp's ARM processor.

About Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas

Sharp is a worldwide developer of core digital technologies that are playing an integral role in shaping the next generation of electronic products for consumer and business needs. Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas offers breakthrough memory, LCD, optoelectronics, CCD, RF/IR, microcontroller and System-on-Chip components, along with packaging and integration skills that help design engineers throughout North and South America bring their ambitious ideas to market. Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas is dedicated to improving people's lives through the use of advanced technology and a commitment to innovation, quality, value and design. For more information, visit