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Commentary: The transforming Foxconn juggernaut

Jan 23, 12:19

The slump in the global economy in 2012 resulted in a slowdown in both revenue and profit growth for Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), the world's largest consumer...

Lenovo and Sharp winding down talks on LCD TV plant acquisition

Jan 22, 16:12

Lenovo and Sharp are reportedly winding down talks about Lenovo acquiring an LCD TV assembly plant in Nanjing from Sharp, according to industry sources.

Commentary: Will Foxconn and Sharp tie the knot?

Jan 22, 16:11

Partnership talks between Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Sharp have been going on for 10 months. The pair reached a deal last March when Foxconn announced plans...

China market: Sharp expected to face strong competition for smartphones from local vendors, say Taiwan makers

Jan 21, 22:41

While Sharp has had China-based Foxconn International Holdings undertaking ODM production of its entry-level and mid-range smartphone models and Taiwan-based Commtiva Technology responsible...

Wistron unlikely to buy Sharp TV plant in Malaysia, says sources

Jan 18, 14:34

Wistron is unlikely to buy Sharp's TV assembly plant in Malaysia as speculated although Sharp is currently an ODM client for the Taiwan-based company, according to industry watcher...

HTC M7 likely to use 468ppi Full HD panels from Sharp

Jan 18, 13:59

HTC will likely use Full HD panels made by Sharp for its reported soon-to-be released M7 smartphone due to low OLED yields from Taiwan-based panel maker AU Optronics (AUO), according...

China market: Foxconn to start selling 60-inch LCD TVs in January

Jan 17, 11:56

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will start selling its in-house-produced 60-inch LCD TVs equipped with Sharp-made panels in the China market through its CyberMart...

Foxconn to follow government policy and regulations over Sharp investments

Jan 7, 22:07

Commenting on the president of Sharp's recent statement about the cooperation between Sharp and Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), Foxconn pointed out that the company...

Sharp sees shortage of 5-inch Full HD panels on Aquos Phone sales; to release new IGZO smartphone in 2013

Jan 3, 14:36

Sharp is reportedly witnessing a shortage of its in-house produced 5-inch Full HD handset panels due to explosive sales of its Aquos Phone SH930W in Taiwan, according to industry...

Commentary: Are Japan-Taiwan solar alliances possible?

Jan 2, 12:02

Japan-based Kaneka, a solar firm that produces N-type mono-crystalline solar cell using heterojunction with intrinsic thin layer (HIT) technology, has reportedly been discussing cooperation...

More smartphone vendors to launch models with 5-inch Full HD displays in 1H13, say sources

Dec 13, 16:31

Samsung Electronics, Sony Mobile Communications, LG Electronics, Huawei Device and ZTE are expected to follow HTC and Sharp to roll out smartphones with 5-inch Full HD displays in...

Japan 3-busbar solar cell patent affects OEM orders to Taiwan

Dec 12, 14:06

Japan-based Kyocera obtained a 3-busbar solar cell patent in Japan in September 2012. Some other Japan-based solar firms have been asking Taiwan-based solar cell OEM firms to change...

Commentary: Sharp-Qualcomm cooperation unlikely to affect Taiwan-based firms

Dec 11, 15:27

The cooperation between Sharp and Qualcomm is likely to threaten Taiwan-based firms that have also been developing IGZO technology, but IGZO technology and MEMS panels are mainly...

Qualcomm, Sharp, Foxconn will become a new triangle chain in the industry, says Foxconn chairman

Dec 5, 20:37

Commenting on Qualcomm's investment in Sharp, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) chairman Terry Guo, on December 5, pointed out that Sharp notified Foxconn about the...

Sharp announces agreement with Qualcomm and Pixtronix

Dec 4, 22:00

Sharp has announced that it has reached an agreement with Pixtronix, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, concerning the development of Pixtronix's MEMS displays. In addition, Sharp signed a...

FIH, Sharp to jointly develop smartphone markets in Southeast Asia, say sources

Nov 23, 15:05

Foxconn International Holdings (FIH) will continue its cooperation with Sharp in the development of smartphones, and the two firms will shift their focus to promote sales in Southeas...

Intel possibly to invest in Sharp specifically for IGZO panel technology, say Taiwan component makers

Nov 16, 12:02

While Intel and Sharp have denied rumors that Intel and Qualcomm will invest JPY30 billion (US$377 million) in Sharp, Taiwan-based component makers hold the opinion that Intel may...

Commentary: Economies of scale vs. larger burden in solar market

Nov 13, 16:08

Rumors that the three top Taiwan-based solar firms may consolidate into a few large-size firms has been circulating around in the industry. The industry has been questioning the benefits...

Taiwan market: Price war looming as Foxconn launches 60-inch TV

Nov 12, 21:33

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Sharp have officially released their 60-inch LCD TV in Taiwan. The unit is priced at NT$38,800 (US$1335) when bundled with Taiwan-based...

Foxconn and Sharp 60-inch LCD TV to be priced US$1,300, say sources

Nov 8, 15:47

Sharp and Foxconn Electronics reported 60-inch LCD TV will have a NT$38,000 (US$1,300) price tag in Taiwan if buyers sign a two-year contract with Taiwan-based telecom providers,...

Foxconn declines to comment on smartphone cooperation statement from Sharp

Oct 24, 16:17

Sharp's executive officer and chief director of Information Communication Business Masami Ohata at a recent press event, stated that the company will strengthen cooperation with handset...

Digitimes Research: Trends in smart TV development

Oct 22, 15:26

Since 2010, TV vendors have been putting their emphasis on developing smart TVs, each with their own distinct direction as to what kind of functions the TVs will have. Some vendors...

FIH considering transforming into branded smartphone provider, say sources

Oct 19, 14:48

While vigorously soliciting ODM orders from branded smartphone vendors, Foxconn International Holdings (FIH) is reportedly looking to follow the steps of HTC to become a branded smartphone...

Asia-based vendors take lead in offering of 5-inch smartphones

Oct 16, 15:20

Following the steps of Samsung Electronics, a number of branded vendors in Asia including LG Electronics, Pantech, Sharp, Panasonic and HTC as well as some China-based handset makers,...

Taiwan market: Prices for large-size LCD TVs drop

Oct 16, 10:40

In the Taiwan market, the retail price for 50-inch LCD TVs launched by Taiwan-based vendor Chimei has fallen to below NT$30,000 (US$1,000) and a 65-inch LED-backlit 3D TV launched...

Korea-based panel makers expected to lose tablet panel market share in near future, say sources

Oct 12, 10:41

LG Display and Samsung Electronics now hold a 60% market proportion of panels produced for tablets but will most likely start to lose ground to Panasonic, Sharp and AU Optronics (AUO)...

Sharp procures 40-inch LCD TV panels to Samsung, say sources

Oct 11, 13:54

Samsung Electronics is reportedly starting to procure as many as 100,000 40-inch LCD TV panels from Sharp's 10G production line per month, according to industry sources.

Sharp decreasing in-house production of 32-inch TV panels

Oct 5, 10:55

Japan-based Sharp has been reducing production of 32-inch LCD TV panels at its 8G plant to fewer than 100,000 units a month because of increasing price competition and high production...

Sharp begins production of 5-inch Full-HD LCD panels

Oct 3, 12:08

Sharp has started production of 5-inch full-HD (1080 by 1920) LCD panels for smartphones with a pixel density of 443 ppi. Production began at the end of September 2012 and full-scale...

Foxconn, Sharp may launch 60-inch LCD TV in October, say Taiwan makers

Oct 3, 10:02

Foxconn Electronics and Sharp have been cooperating to develop a 60-inch LCD TV model for sale under the brand SIO, which is likely to be launched in October, according to industry...

Sharp plans to withdraw solar panel production in EU and US

Sep 28, 01:10

Japan-based Sharp plans to cut solar panel production in Europe and the US. The firm plans to gather resources and focus on Japan and other Asia markets. Sharp hopes to increase its...

Global LCD TV shipments to reach 215-220 million units in 2013

Sep 27, 16:45

Global LCD TV shipments are estimated to reach 215-220 million units in 2013, growing by 5-10% from an estimated 200-205 million units shipped in 2012, according to Taiwan-based TV...

Novatek looks to higher than expected sales, profits in 3Q12

Sep 25, 15:45

LCD driver IC vendor Novatek Microelectronics is expected to post better-than-expected revenues and profits in the third quarter of 2012, buoyed by booming sales of smartphones and...

Commentary: Falling TV and handset sales tangle Sharp in financial woes

Sep 17, 12:05

Japan-based Sharp is in deep financial trouble, lacking cash to pay back short-term loans. In addition, Sharp's business structure and the shrinking global economy mean it will be...

Proportion of 50-inch and above LCD TVs to increase in 2013, says Digitimes Research

Sep 14, 15:48

The proportion of overall LCD TV sales for TVs sized 50-inch and above is expected to increase from 5% in 2012 to as high as 15% in 2013 due to decreasing prices, according to figures...

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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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