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 ...

Sharp releases portable 'robot' phone

May 26, 2016

Sharp releases portable 'robot' phone

Sharp Corp. on Thursday began selling a humanoid robot phone armed with artificial intelligence features and carrying a price tag of ¥213,840 (about $2,000). The electronics maker is producing 5,000 units of the product, called RoBoHoN, per month. The launch of the phone is ...

May 12, 2016

Sharp's losses, liabilities underscore challenge for Hon Hai

Sharp Corp. posted a second straight annual loss and said its liabilities exceeded its assets, highlighting the turnaround challenge facing new owner Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., also known as Foxconn Technology Group. The net loss was ¥256 billion in the year ended March, ...

Sharp may tap Hon Hai vice chairman Tai as new chief

May 12, 2016

Sharp may tap Hon Hai vice chairman Tai as new chief

Electronics maker Sharp Corp., currently undergoing restructuring in a buy-out by Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., is looking to appoint a close aide of Hon Hai’s chief as its new president, sources close to the matter said Thursday. Tai Jeng-wu is vice chairman ...

Sharp to move headquarters to Sakai plant operated with Hon Hai

May 4, 2016

Sharp to move headquarters to Sakai plant operated with Hon Hai

Sharp Corp. is considering moving its headquarters to a plant in Osaka Prefecture, jointly operated with Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., which has agreed to take over the struggling electronics maker, sources close to the matter said Wednesday. The envisaged relocation within the ...