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  • Last update: Wednesday 19 August 2015 [294 news items]

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...

Digitimes Research: Japan household appliance makers rolling out HEMS compatible products

Aug 18, 15:44

While major Japan-based household appliance suppliers, including Toshiba, Sharp, Panasonic and Mitsubishi Denki, have already made the controls and operations of their smart household...

Commentary: Panel makers need to be more active in developing products

Jul 4, 14:34

Panel makers need to take a more active role in developing technology and products that applications can be based around and not the other way around. Sharp's Free Form Display is...

New GLT facilities expected to enter production in 1H15

Jul 1, 20:25

Light guide plate maker Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) announced it will hold a kick off ceremony for a new production plant located in western Taiwan that is expected to go into...

Commentary: Why Foxconn wants to secure a stake in Sharp

Jun 25, 15:00

Recently, Foxconn Electronics chairman Terry Gou expressed his distress over an agreement that would give the company roughly a 10% stake in Japan-based panel maker Sharp. The agreement,...

Sharp develops Free-Form display technology

Jun 20, 15:37

Sharp has announced the development of Free-Form Display, a device that can be shaped to meet a wide range of user needs thanks to the incorporation of IGZO technology and proprietary...

Sharp Free-Form display technology prototype

Amtran receives TV orders from Sharp for sale in North America

Jun 10, 21:51

TV maker Amtran has received orders from Sharp to produce TVs for sale in the North America market, according to industry sources.

Foxconn Japan RD seeks talent from major technology firms

May 21, 15:19

Foxconn Japan RD, a R&D center established by Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) in the second half of 2013, is continuing to expand facilities in Japan and is taking...

After 5-year absence, Sharp Solar returns as number 1 PV module supplier in 1Q14, says Solarbuzz

May 15, 14:07

Sharp Solar returned to the top of the solar photovoltaic (PV) module shipment rankings during the first quarter of 2014, after a five year absence, according to Solarbuzz.

Automotive displays from Innolux surpass shipments from Japan Display and Sharp in 2013, says DisplaySearch

May 15, 12:33

Taiwan-based Innolux passed former market leaders Japan Display and Sharp to become the leading automotive TFT LCD panel supplier in 2013, according to DisplaySearch. Innolux garnered...

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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.

  • Microsoft+Kin+Two+Windows+phone

    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.

  • CES+2010%3A+Sharp+LC%2D60E88UN+240Hz+60%2Dinch+LCD+TV+

    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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