Sharp to supply 'free-form' LCDs to Nintendo

Dec 16, 2014

Sharp to supply 'free-form' LCDs to Nintendo

Sharp Corp. is close to providing video game maker Nintendo Co. with its advanced liquid crystal displays that can be shaped freely according to user demand, sources said Tuesday. Unlike conventional LCDs, the Free-Form Display, which Sharp unveiled this year, has a bezel that ...

Nov 12, 2014

Sharp promises world's first smartphone with 4K display

Sharp Corp. said it will develop by March 2017 an advanced smartphone panel capable of showing 4K high-quality videos using its power-saving Igzo LCD technology. The smartphone will be the world’s first to offer 4K display, as current devices allow users to only record ...

Sharp logs half-year net profit, first in four years

Oct 31, 2014

Sharp logs half-year net profit, first in four years

Sharp Corp. on Friday reported a group net profit of ¥4.74 billion in the April-September half, returning to the black on a half-year basis for the first time in four years as gains on securities sales helped offset the costs of restructuring its unprofitable ...

Aug 14, 2014

Sharp to boost LCD module output at Chinese plant in Wuxi

Sharp Corp. unveiled a plan this week with Chinese municipal leaders to add three more production lines to its liquid crystal display module plant in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, city officials said. The additional capacity is expected to boost sales by more than 3 billion ...

Jul 28, 2014

Japan Display, Sharp race to win China smartphone display deals

Japan Display Inc. and Sharp Corp. are in a fierce battle to land liquid crystal display panel contracts from Chinese smartphone makers. Since some of the Chinese makers are starting to offer high-quality handsets, the two rivals want to boost their profiles in the ...

Jul 25, 2014

Sharp to pull out of last overseas solar panel venture

In a further reorganization of its solar business, Sharp Corp. is pulling out of its Italian solar venture, its last overseas panel manufacturing plant. The Osaka-based company agreed to transfer its one-third stake in 3Sun Srl to partner Enel Green Power SpA, Sharp said ...

Sharp looks to acquire Apple facility for iPhone LCDs

Jul 12, 2014

Sharp looks to acquire Apple facility for iPhone LCDs

Struggling electronics maker Sharp Corp. is in talks to buy specialized equipment from Apple Inc. for producing the liquid crystal displays used in iPhones, industry sources said Saturday. Through the purchase, possibly for ¥30 billion to ¥40 billion, Sharp would equip its Kameyama No. ...

Jun 18, 2014

Sharp plans elliptical smartphone screens

Sharp Corp. is developing flat-panel displays in different shapes as it wins orders from Chinese smartphone makers. The new technology reduces the size requirements for a screen’s outer edge, allowing for non-rectangular designs, including elliptical shapes, the company said in a statement Wednesday. Sharp ...

Panasonic, Sharp pull up as Sony lags

May 15, 2014

Panasonic, Sharp pull up as Sony lags

by Kazuaki Nagata

Vigorous streamlining efforts paid off for Panasonic Corp. and Sharp Corp., two of Japan’s three major electronics firms, in fiscal 2013, but Sony Corp. struggled to rebuild as its mainstay businesses continued to lose money. Thanks to drastic cost-cutting efforts and a restructuring of ...