Sharp® Garners #1 Share In Large Screen (60"+) Category In 2012

       Sharp® Garners #1 Share In Large Screen (60"+) Category In 2012

More than Doubles Market Share on a Revenue Basis According to NPD Data

PR Newswire

MAHWAH, N.J., Jan. 28, 2013

MAHWAH, N.J., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp achieved the top U.S. market
share in the 60"+ LED TV segment in 2012, according to The NPD Group's Retail
Tracking Service. Fueled by an unmatched selection of large screen choices,
picture quality performance and brand strength, Sharp more than doubled its
market share between 2010 and 2012 (based on revenue share).

"The large screen market is a sweet spot right now for the TV industry," said
Ben Arnold, Director of Industry Analysis at The NPD Group. "60"+ TV sales
doubled in 2012 compared to 2011 and Sharp has top market share among U.S TV
brands. This segment of the market is poised to grow even more in 2013."

Sharp offers the widest selection of 60" and larger LED TVs, including more
than twenty 60" (diagonal) and above AQUOS LED televisions, including nine 60"
class models, eight 70" class models, three 80" class models and the 90"
class, the world's largest commercially available LED TV. This extensive
lineup is tailored to meet the needs of virtually any large screen TV buyer,
best positioning Sharp to meet the increasing consumer appetite for larger
screens. In fact, Sharp's 60" class 6-Series AQUOS model (LC-60LE640U) was the
number one selling large screen LED TV in 2012 on a revenue basis.

"Sharp is creating and leading the market for 60" and above LED TVs, making us
the fastest growing brand in the industry," said John Herrington, President,
Sharp Electronics Marketing Company of America. "In 2013, we will continue
this momentum with an all-smart, all-LED, large screen Sharp AQUOS lineup that
features more models with Quattron™ technology and striking new slim designs."

At CES 2013, Sharp unveiled its 2013 AQUOS large screen LED TV lineup, which
will start rolling out in February. The all-smart, all-LED Sharp AQUOS large
screen lineup will include 21 models in the 60" class or larger, more than
half featuring Sharp's proprietary Quattron color technology.

For more information visit Sharp Electronics Corporation at www.SharpUSA.com.
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About Sharp Electronics Corporation:
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp
Corporation, a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment
products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy
solutions, LED lighting and mobile communication and information tools.
Leading brands include AQUOS^® LED TVs, Insight^® Microwave Drawer^® ovens,
and Plasmacluster^® air purifiers.



SOURCE Sharp Electronics Corporation

Website: http://www.SharpUSA.com
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