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Business / Corporate Dec 27, 2018

Sharp to spin off semiconductor business

Electronics maker Sharp Corp. has said it will spin off its semiconductor business, possibly in April 2019. The move is aimed at establishing a structure that enables prompt management decisions and the active introduction of outside resources through tie-ups with other firms. Sharp will set up ...

Business / Corporate Oct 2, 2018

Sharp acquires Toshiba unit to re-enter PC business

Sharp Corp. has completed its acquisition of Toshiba Corp.'s personal computer business, marking a return to the PC business after pulling out eight years ago. Aiming to nurture the PC operation as a new revenue source, Sharp will take over Toshiba's high-profile Dynabook brand and ...

Sharp's humanoid RoBoHon robot to guide tourists in Kyoto

Business Sep 11, 2018

Sharp's humanoid RoBoHon robot to guide tourists in Kyoto

Sharp Corp.'s RoBoHon, a small humanoid robot with artificial intelligence features, will accompany tourists in taxis in Kyoto and offer sightseeing guidance in Japanese, Chinese and English starting Sept. 22, the service providers said Tuesday. Sharp, Kyoto-based taxi operator MK Co. and travel agency JTB ...

Sharp streamlines Malaysian operations under Hon Hai leadership

Business / Corporate Apr 2, 2018

Sharp streamlines Malaysian operations under Hon Hai leadership

Electronics firm Sharp Corp. has merged two Malaysian arms to streamline business operations in the Southeast Asian country in line with restructuring policy under Taiwanese parent Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Sharp Electronics Malaysia, a manufacturing and sales unit of the Osaka-based company, absorbed Sharp ...