A thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display (TFT LCD) screen. The screen connects to the interior of the Game Boy and projects the image of the program that the system is running. It is 2.9" and the resolution is 240x160 pixels. (https://www.nintendo.com/consumer/downloads/agbmanual_english.pdf)
S VA 4 A3
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The screen was cited as being 50% larger than the previous Game Boy, and the screen resolution was 60% higher than previous models due to a new component, the reflective TFT (Thin Film Transitor) color LCD (Liquid Crystal Display). The TFT color LCD uses a high-contrast white panel, which is the main component boosting the screen resolution. (http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1214775) According to the official Nintendo GBA (Game Boy Advance) manual the new screen allows for up to 32,000 simultaneous colors to be projected. (https://www.nintendo.com/consumer/downloads/agbmanual_english.pdf)
The back of the screen bears the Japanese company, SHARP's logo. SHARP has historically been a large producer of LCD screens, so this makes sense. Under the logo, "MADE IN JAPAN" is written. Japan's only SHARP manufacturing factory is located at Japan, 〒519-0169 Mie-ken, Kameyama-shi, 白木町幸川464番.
Japan, 〒519-0169 Mie-ken, Kameyama-shi, 白木町幸川464番
This screen was manufactured at the only SHARP factory in Japan (Japan, 〒519-0169 Mie-ken, Kameyama-shi, 白木町幸川464番).
On the back of the LCD screen we observed the SHARP logo, and under the logo "MADE IN JAPAN" was written. Upon a quick Google search, we determined that only one SHARP factory is present in Japan, and we found that address by typing in "SHARP near Japan" on Google maps, and clicking on the one that was listed as "factory".
“Display Screen,” Mapping Our Devices, accessed October 24, 2020, http://maps.dgst101.net/items/show/193.