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Company Overview of Sharp Corporation

Company Overview

Sharp Corporation manufactures and sells consumer/information products and electronic components in Japan and internationally. The company’s digital information equipment comprise audio-visual and communication equipment, including LCD color televisions, color televisions, projectors, Blu-ray disc recorders and players, mobile phones, tablet terminals, electronic dictionaries, calculators, facsimiles, telephones, etc. Its health and environment equipment include refrigerators, superheated steam ovens, microwave ovens, small cooking appliances, air conditioners, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, air purifiers, air fans, dehumidifiers, humidifiers, plasmacluster ion generators, electric heate...

22-22 Nagaike-cho


Osaka,  545-8522


Founded in 1912

50,253 Employees


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Key Executives for Sharp Corporation

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Sharp Corporation Key Developments

Sharp Corp. Unveils 8K-Quality Ultrahigh-Definition TV

Sharp Corp. unveiled a new 4K ultrahigh-definition liquid crystal display television set that can offer images with 8K quality. It will be released in Japan and North America this year. Sharp will exhibit an 80-inch model of the TV at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show that will open in Las Vegas. The company used its Quattron color display technology to make the new TV. Yellow was added to the conventional red, green and blue color filter to enable more colors to be displayed and realize four-times better resolution than conventional 4K TVs.

Sharp Reportedly Plans To Divest Recurrent Energy To Canadian Solar

Sharp Corporation (TSE:6753) seeks to divest Recurrent Energy, LLC to Canadian Solar Inc. (NasdaqGS:CSIQ) for about ¥30 billion, the Nikkei reported on December 7, 2014. The report stated that Sharp seeks to complete a basic agreement by end of December 2014 and the deal is expected to be completed by the spring of 2015. In September 2014, Sharp launched a tender for the sale of Recurrent Energy and selected 10 bidders in the first round. Canadian Solar has reportedly offered the highest amount in the second round, held in November 2104, the report stated.

Sharp Announces Earnings Results for the Quarter Ended September 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for 2015

Sharp announced earnings results for the quarter ended September 2014. The company's operating profit for the July-September quarter fell 20% from a year earlier to JPY 24.6 billion (224.6 million dollars) due in part to sales tax hike and cooler weather. Sharp also posted a net profit of JPY 6.5 billion for the quarter, compared with JPY 13.6 billion in the same period last year, while sales were down 3.6%. The company trimmed its sales forecast to JPY 2.9 trillion for the current financial year through March 2015 from JPY 3 trillion, while maintaining a net profit outlook at JPY 30 billion and an operating profit forecast at JPY 100 billion.

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