Tag - lcd



Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 16, 2021
Japan Display, a fading iPhone LCD screen-maker, pivots to virtual reality
The Tokyo-based LCD specialist expects its favored display technology to become the standard for VR because it can achieve higher resolution than OLED.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 21, 2019
Panasonic to end LCD panel production amid tough competition
Panasonic Corp. said Thursday it will withdraw from all production of liquid crystal display panels by 2021 amid fierce competition from Chinese, South Korean and other foreign rivals.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 10, 2019
Samsung to invest $11 billion in next-generation displays
Samsung Display Co. plans to spend 13.1 trillion won ($11 billion) developing and building next-generation displays, responding to a flood of supply and price pressure from fast-moving Chinese rivals.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 1, 2019
LCD maker Japan Display, a key Apple supplier, plans ¥110 billion bailout deal this week
Display panel maker Japan Display Inc., a key supplier of Apple Inc., said Monday it is aiming to agree this week on a bailout of more than ¥110 billion ($989 million) from a group of Chinese and Taiwanese companies and an investment fund backed by the Japanese government.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Mar 24, 2019
Apple's iPhone struggles unravel ambitions of Japan Display
When Japan Display Inc. broke ground on a new factory in central Japan in 2015, the future looked bright for one of the world's top vendors of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 7, 2017
Japan Display mulling capital injection request amid stiff regional competition
Facing stiff competition from South Korean and Chinese rivals, Japan Display is considering drastic restructuring, including asking for a capital injection from an outside investor, sources said Wednesday.
Japan Times
Feb 13, 2017
New technology has display designers thinking outside the rectangle
From smartphones, computers, TV sets to car navigation systems, almost every device's display shape is rectangular.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 8, 2017
Sharp reveals massive U.S. investment plan prior to Abe-Trump summit
Sharp is considering a plan to build a U.S. liquid crystal display panel plant to show its commitment to contributing to the U.S. economy ahead of Abe and Trumpu2019s summit in Washington.
Dec 14, 2016
Hon Hai, Sharp to halt LCD TV panel supply to Samsung in 2017
Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. and its Japanese subsidiary Sharp Corp. will stop supplying liquid crystal display panels for televisions to South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. from next year, industry sources said Wednesday.
Dec 10, 2016
Hon Hai, Sharp mull major LCD display panel plant in China
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. and Sharp Corp. are considering investing u00a5800 billion in a new Chinese plant they envision beginning production of large TVs in 2019.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 31, 2016
Panasonic pulls plug on LCD TV panels in Japan
Panasonic Corp. has decided to withdraw from TV panel production amid fierce competition from foreign rivals, in particular in China and South Korea, company sources said Tuesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
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.
Japan Times
Dec 17, 2015
Experts see tough road ahead for Sharp and its LCD division
A struggling Sharp Corp. has reached a crossroads as it will soon need to decide what to do with its signature LCD business.
Dec 9, 2015
Sharp set to spin off LCD unit in deal with Japan Display
Sharp Corp. is closer to spinning off its struggling liquid crystal display business and integrating the unit into rival Japan Display Inc. in a state-backed deal, sources said Tuesday.
Dec 2, 2015
Sharp considers downsizing struggling LCD business
Electronics maker Sharp Corp. is considering shrinking its struggling liquid crystal display business to prepare for possible partnership with government- and private-sector funded Japan Display Inc., sources have said.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 25, 2015
Sharp to log operating loss in first half of FY 2015
Struggling electronics maker Sharp Corp. expects a group operating loss in the first half of fiscal 2015 as weak smartphone sales in China took their toll, company sources said Friday, a downgrade of its May projection for a ¥10 billion operating profit.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 29, 2015
Sharp mulling spinoff of liquid crystal display business
Sharp Corp. considers selling its struggling liquid crystal display business, and Taiwanu2019s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. and rival Japan Display Inc. are viewed as potential buyers.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 5, 2015
Sharp seeks ¥100 billion from state-backed entity to spin off LCD unit
Sharp Corp. plans to spin off its business for small and midsize liquid crystal displays by having a government-backed fund invest around ¥100 billion in the new subsidiary by the end of next March, sources close to the matter said Sunday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 10, 2015
Sharp eyes LCD shift to business products
Sharp Corp. said Tuesday it aims to expand sales of LCD panels for business products to establish a more stable portfolio rather than depend on highly volatile consumer products.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 26, 2015
Court rules Sharp cannot monopolize Igzo brand name
The Intellectual Property High Court in Tokyo has ruled that Sharp Corp., which markets display panel technology for smartphones and other devices under the Igzo brand name, does not have exclusive rights to the term.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves