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Sharp expected to move headquarters, says report

Nov 30, 16:03

Sharp is considering moving its headquarters from Osaka to nearby facilities in the city of Tenri, located in Nara Prefecture, according to a report from Japan-based Nikkan Kogyo...

Sharp to sell production equipment and patents to China and India makers to improve finances, says report

Newswatch - Nov 30, 15:47

In an effort to improve its finances, panel maker Sharp is expected to sell technology and patents to China- and India-based panel makers, according to a report from Japan-based

Wistron sees sharp on-year drop in 3Q15 net profit

Nov 5, 11:56

Wistron has announced its third-quarter financial results, reporting a drop in net profit by 54.7% on year to reach only NT$657 million (US$20.26 million) due to exchange losses from...

Sharp to continue decreasing smartphone display production throughout 4Q15

Newswatch - Oct 20, 14:37

Sharp has been decreasing production for smartphone panels since April 2015 and is expected to continue doing so until the end of the year, according to a report from Tech News...

LCD TV panel suppliers hit by sharp drop in demand from China TV vendors, says IHS

Oct 13, 15:12

TV panel oversupply and falling prices are leading China TV makers Hisense, TCL, Skyworth, Haier, Changhong and Konka to be more conservative in their panel purchasing plans, according...

Sharp establishes sales company for electronic components in Shenzhen, China

Oct 5, 22:15

Sharp-Roxy, an affiliated company of Sharp Corporation, has founded a sales subsidiary for electronic components in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China. Established in July 2015,...

China handset supply chain makers winning more orders from Xiaomi

Sep 24, 10:06

Makers in China's handset supply chain have geared up efforts to win component orders from Xiaomi Technology, affecting rival suppliers in Taiwan and Japan, according to industry...

Foxconn looking to purchase Sharp LCD business, say reports

Sep 22, 16:23

Foxconn Electronics is looking to buy Sharp's LCD business and is also looking to seek funding from Apple to make the move, according to media report in Japan.

8K monitors from Sharp to roll out in October, say reports

Sep 15, 15:17

Sharp is expected to release 8K monitors aimed at the B2B segment in Japan by the end of October 2015 as part of its first step in commercializing the technology, according to Japan...

Apple 12.9-inch iPad to use displays from Sharp

Aug 19, 22:18

Apple's reported 12.9-inch iPad will feature displays from Sharp while Foxconn Group subsidiary General Interface Solution (GIS) will be mainly responsible for touch modules, lamination...

Sharp forms alliance with China TV vendor Hisense

Aug 3, 13:49

Sharp at its board of directors meeting held on July 31, 2015 passed resolutions to form a business alliance with Hisense International (Hong Kong) America Investment, a subsidiary...

Sharp plans to stop in-house production of a-Si thin-film PV modules, says Nikkei News

Jul 31, 14:09

Japan-based Sharp plans to stop in-house production of amorphous silicon (a-Si) thin-film PV modules as they are less price competitive, according to Japan-based Nikkei News

Sharp expected to incur US$282 in operating loss during 2Q15

Jul 17, 15:29

Sharp is expected to report an operating loss of about JPY35 billion (US$282 million) for the quarter April-June 2015, down from a profit of JPY4.6 billion a year earlier, according...

Digitimes Research: Japan home entertainment market sees Sharp rise with new 4K solutions

Jul 2, 15:14

Japan's home entertainment segment saw several developments in the second quarter of 2015. Sharp introduced a mix of new Ultra HD (4K) TVs, including Aquos 4K Next that can upscale...

Sharp begins mass production of In-cell touch displays for smartphones

Jun 17, 13:51

Sharp has announced it has begun mass-production of in-cell type touch displays for smartphones as of June 2015.

Sharp to launch smartphones in Indonesia, says report

May 27, 20:01

Sharp will launch smartphones in the Indonesia market in 2015, starting with the Aquos Crystal, a model launched in North America in October 2014 through cooperation with Sprint,...

Digitimes Research: Sharp struggling due to lagging orders in China

May 25, 14:13

Japan panel maker JDI is expected to surpass Sharp in revenues during fiscal 2015 due to the company's strong presence in the China market coupled with steady orders from Apple.

IC Insights releases top-20 semiconductor suppliers in 1Q15

May 21, 21:32

IC Insights has released its list of the world's top-20 semiconductor suppliers including three pure-play foundries and four fabless companies in the first quarter of 2015.

Foxconn reportedly gives up plan to form closer partnership with Sharp

Apr 30, 15:57

With Sharp having recently accepted loans of JPY200 billion (US$1.68 billion) from cooperating banks and business-renewal organizations, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry),...

Commentary: Can Sharp improve its performance from increased presence in China?

Apr 24, 11:34

In an effort to restructure its business and turn profitable, Sharp is aiming to expand its lineup of Ultra HD (4K) handset and TV panel orders to China vendors in addition to new...

Apple to release 3 iPhone models in 2H15

Mar 25, 21:51

Apple will release three different iPhones in the second half of 2015, the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and a 4-inch device currently being referred to as iPhone 6C, according to industry...

Digitimes Research: Sharp to see Oxide TFT LCD display segment challenges through 2015-2016

Mar 23, 14:32

Panel makers are looking to further invest in Oxide TFT LCD technology throughout 2015, with major plans to expand production capacity expected to unfold in the second half of the...

Sharp develops new touch panel handwriting input system for interactive whiteboards

Feb 24, 14:17

Sharp has developed a touch panel system that allows multiple handwriting pens to be used simultaneously to input text and lines in varying colors and thicknesses. Sharp aims to quickly...

Sharp seeking solutions to turn its small- to medium-size panel business around

Feb 6, 14:23

Sharp is in discussions over how to stay competitive with its small- to medium-size panel business and may even consider selling in 2015 if it is unable to turn profitable, according...

AUO, Samsung and Sharp eyeing 4K handset panel production in 2015

Feb 5, 22:13

AU Optronics (AUO) has received orders from five major China handset vendors for Ultra HD (4K) handset panels and expects to mass produce the technology by the end of 2015, according...

Sharp to drop smartphone panel pricing 20-30% for Xiaomi, says report

Feb 4, 13:48

In an effort to maintain smartphone panel orders from Xiaomi as price competition in the market intensifies, Sharp is expected to drop pricing another 20-30% in 2015, according to...

Sharp, Panasonic to sell LCD TV plants in Mexico, says report

Feb 3, 15:16

Sharp and Panasonic will stop their respective TV manufacturing operations in Mexico, as they seek to improve their TV businesses, according to Japan-based Nikkei News.

Sharp estimates LCD TV shipments to reach 6 million in fiscal 2014-2015

Jan 28, 15:05

Sharp estimates its LCD TV shipments in fiscal 2014-2015 ending March 2015 will reach around six million units, down from an estimated 8.2 million, according to industry sources.

Sharp lowers LCD TV shipment expectations for fiscal 2014-2015

Sharp to cut TV panel production by 20% in 1Q15, says report

Newswatch - Jan 27, 14:51

Sharp will reportedly cut TV panel production by 20% in the first quarter of 2015 as competition increases in the Ultra HD TV panel segment, according to China Times.

Sharp to decrease IGZO production by 40%, says report

Newswatch - Jan 22, 15:44

Sharp will reportedly decrease small- to medium-size panel production at its Kameyama Plant No. 2 in Japan by as much as 40% in 2015 as handset panel demand in China has been weak...

J Touch dismisses report about orders from Sharp

Stockwatch - Jan 8, 15:56

J Touch has denied claims that it has received two million units in orders from Sharp for metal mesh products used in tablet and notebook products.

Japan smartphone panel makers bring price pressure on China and Taiwan competitors

Dec 19, 11:27

Japan-based Japan Display and Sharp have reduced quotes to compete for orders for panels used in high-end smartphones from China-based vendors, brining price competitive pressure...

Xiaomi plans to launch sub-CNY500 smartphones in 2015

Dec 15, 10:26

Xiaomi Technology, which has become the fifth-largest smartphone vendor by virtue of launching inexpensive models in 2014, plans to launch entry-level smartphones for sale at below...

Sharp to increase supply of high-end smartphone panels to China

Nov 11, 20:18

Xiaomi in addition to various other handset vendors in China will increase purchases of high-end smartphone panels from Sharp. The orders are set to be used in units released as early...

Sharp adjusts output at Kameyama fab to meet China handset demand, says report

Newswatch - Sep 19, 12:19

Sharp has increased its proportion of small- to medium-size panel production at one of its LCD fabs to 50% in order to meet increased demand from China vendors, according to a report...

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    Touch Taiwan 2013: Sharp showacses high SNR projective capacitive touch panel system

    Sharp, which made its first appearance at Touch Taiwan this year, sports its high SNR projective capacitive touch panel technology. The technology includes a thinner product design...

    Photo: Alex Wolfgram, Aug 30.

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    Sharp to introduce LED lamps for home uses

    Sharp will introduce into the Japanese market nine models of LED lamps with high energy efficiency and long service life. These mercury-free lamps have the same standard screw-in...

    Photo: Sharp, Aug 25.

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    Microsoft Kin Two Windows phone

    Microsoft has announced Kin, a new Windows-based social networking phone. Its hardware design was developed in partnership with Sharp to create a social phone portfolio with two...

    Photo: Company, Apr 15.

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    Sharp 3D touchscreen LCD panel

    Sharp has developed a 3D touchscreen LCD that can switch between 2D and 3D modes. Users can view 3D images without the need to wear special glasses, making this LCD ideal for mobile...

    Photo: company, Apr 7.

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    CES 2010: Sharp LC-60E88UN 240Hz 60-inch LCD TV

    Sharp introduced a 240Hz 60-inch LCD TV, the LC-60E88UN at CES 2010. The LC-60E88UN employs Sharp's proprietary full HD 1080p X-Gen LCD panel with UV2A technology and 10-bit processing...

    Photo: Company, Jan 21.

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