Sharp Laboratories of Europe Ltd (SLE) was founded in 1990 as the first overseas R&D laboratory of Sharp Corporation (Japan). SLE develops new technology for Sharp products, supporting Sharp's manufacturing and product development activities in the UK, Europe and Japan. SLE facilities in Oxford undertake R&D on displays and embedded electronics, health and medical devices, energy and environmental solutions, and system devices. SLE has an excellent record of technology transfer starting with the development of a neural network microwave oven in 1994, which was manufactured at Sharp's factory in Wrexham and sold on the European market. SLE has played a prominent role in the development of Sharp products since, creating and commercialising new technologies such as no glasses 3D displays, dual view displays, privacy mode displays and lasers.