Sharp's singing vacuum aims to tug users' heart strings

Oct 5, 2016

Sharp's singing vacuum aims to tug users' heart strings

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The Sharp Corp. robot vacuum cleaner on display at the ongoing CEATEC trade show is no mere machine. Dubbed Cocorobo, it collaborates with a singing voice synthesizer software called Vocaloid and can hold simple conversations and even sing to people. The Osaka-based firm has ...

Apple in talks with Sharp to supply OLED screens for new iPhones

Oct 3, 2016

Apple in talks with Sharp to supply OLED screens for new iPhones

Apple Inc. is in negotiations with Sharp Corp. to secure organic LED displays for the iPhone maker’s next generation of devices, according to a person familiar with the matter. Any supply pact for organic light-emitting diode displays, would hinge on the Osaka-based firm’s output ...

Aug 23, 2016

Sharp's new chief says reforms to include results-based pay

The new president of Sharp Corp., Tai Jeng-wu, on Monday revealed details of his plans for the struggling electronics maker, including pledging full-fledged structural reforms. Tai, also the No. 2 man of Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., which acquired a majority stake in ...

Jul 1, 2016

Sharp to re-enter European market for household solar panels

Sharp Corp. is to re-enter the European solar panel market in cooperation with Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., sources have said. In the face of weak domestic demand, Sharp plans to expand overseas using the existing sales network of Hon Hai, better known ...

May 24, 2016

Sharp to keep solar panel business under Taiwan's Hon Hai

Sharp Corp. is set to retain its struggling solar panel business, judging that it can become profitable with the help of Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., according to an in-house document. In the document posted Monday on its website for employees, Sharp President ...

Toshiba likely to sell white goods biz to foreign rival

Feb 6, 2016

Toshiba likely to sell white goods biz to foreign rival

With Sharp Corp. increasing its chances of making turnaround under the sponsorship of Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., another troubled Japanese electronics manufacturer, Toshiba Corp., is now seen as more likely to sell its white goods business to a foreign rival. Innovation Network ...

Jan 12, 2016

Sharp to seek additional financial assistance from creditor banks

Sharp Corp. is planning to ask its major creditor banks for ¥150 billion in additional assistance, in line with a rehabilitation plan under a government-backed corporation turnaround fund, sources said. Under the restructuring plan of the Innovation Network Corp. of Japan, the struggling electronics ...

Nov 17, 2015

Sharp's air purifying technology found effective against bird flu

Sharp Corp. says its air purifying technology is effective in inhibiting bird flu virus. The electronics maker said Tuesday it plans to develop air cleaners and air conditioners using its Plasmacluster Ion technology to help protect humans from the disease. In joint research with ...