Oct 23, 2016

Sharp may shutter LED display plant in Hiroshima Prefecture

Sharp Corp. is considering closing a light-emitting diode display plant in Hiroshima Prefecture next year as part of its restructuring efforts under Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., sources familiar with the matter said Sunday. The electronics company may consolidate the production line at ...

Oct 19, 2016

Sharp shares climb on improved prospects for full-year profits

Sharp Corp.’s shares rose in Tokyo on an improved outlook for full-year profit results, an early sign of turnaround under Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., its new owner. The stock climbed by 10.64 percent to ¥156 in Tokyo trading Wednesday. Sharp anticipates full-year ...

Oct 16, 2016

Sharp claims new ion technology 'promotes' hair growth

Sharp Corp. says that its Plasmacluster ion technology, designed to disinfect and deodorize air, is also effective in promoting hair growth — a claim that comes as the electronics firm looks to market new beauty products using the technology. The company said Thursday external ...

Sep 9, 2016

Sharp verifies Plasmacluster air purifier cuts TB risk

Sharp Corp. said Thursday that it has verified the ability of its Plasmacluster air-purifying technology to reduce the risk of tuberculosis infection in humans. The Japanese consumer electronics maker made the verification through a test conducted at Georgia’s National Center of Tuberculosis and Lung ...

Jul 29, 2016

Sharp narrows operating loss to ¥2.52 billion in first quarter

Sharp Corp., restructuring under Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., reported on Friday a group operating loss of ¥2.52 billion ($24.3 million) for the April-June quarter after another poor performance from its core liquid crystal display business. That’s much smaller than the ¥28.76 billion ...