Sharp seeks exit from Foxconn cellphone venture

Nov 22, 2013

Sharp seeks exit from Foxconn cellphone venture

Sharp Corp. is considering ending a contract with Foxconn Technology Group under which the Taiwanese manufacturer makes Sharp-branded phones for sale in China, according to a source. Sharp has logged disappointing sales since the contract started last year and is focusing on the domestic ...

Sharp eyes tie-up deal with HP on copiers

Nov 20, 2013

Sharp eyes tie-up deal with HP on copiers

Sharp Corp. is planning to join hands with Hewlett-Packard Co. over the copier business, providing some of its digital copiers to the U.S. computer giant for sale under its name, sources said Wednesday. Sharp will also consider working with HP on toners and other ...

Oct 31, 2013

Glory days fade from memory at Japan's ailing electronics firms

Japan’s top electronics firms on Thursday reported mixed earnings, with Sony slashing its full-year profit outlook while hard-hit Panasonic turned in strong earnings and boosted its annual forecast. The firms have undergone painful restructuring to stem years of losses as they struggle to keep ...

Aug 22, 2013

Sharp holds off on share sale to mull its outlook

Sharp Corp. may delay a plan to raise about ¥100 billion through public and private share sales amid concern about its growth outlook, two sources said. The supplier of screens to Apple Inc. is postponing the plan by about two months until November, one ...

Jul 19, 2013

Denso mulls tie-up with Sharp; Makita also eyes investment

Top car parts maker Denso Corp. is considering a business and capital tie-up with ailing electronics maker Sharp Corp. to reduce development and investment costs, a Denso executive said Friday. Denso, affiliated with Toyota Motor Corp., could invest several billion yen if it decides ...

Jun 27, 2013

Sharp in deal with Chinese LCD maker

Struggling Sharp Corp. will set up a joint venture in China with Nanjing China Electronics Panda Group Corp., a major maker of liquid crystal display panels, to produce LCDs starting in 2015 at the earliest, sources said Wednesday. The Osaka-based company, which has been ...

Jun 26, 2013

Sharp chief promises a return to profitability

The president of struggling electronics maker Sharp Corp. vowed at a shareholders meeting Tuesday to do everything possible to turn its fortunes around in the current business year, while facing criticism for incurring massive net losses for the second straight year. “We truly apologize ...

Jun 25, 2013

Qualcomm completes ¥10.89 billion investment in Sharp

Sharp Corp. on Monday received the second half of Qualcomm Inc.’s ¥10.89 billion investment and completed procedures for forming a capital alliance on developing new display panels, the struggling electronics maker said. The investment turned the U.S. telecommunications technology company into Sharp’s third-biggest shareholder, ...

Sharp sniffs profit via LCDs for Samsung

May 15, 2013

Sharp sniffs profit via LCDs for Samsung

Sharp Corp. forecast its first annual profit in three years as Japan’s largest maker of liquid-crystal displays expects orders to recover after signing a deal with Samsung Electronics Co. Net income may be ¥5 billion in the year that started April 1, compared with ...