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Sharp Corporation manufactures and sells electronic communication equipment, electronic equipment, electronic application equipment, and electronic components in Japan, The Americas, Europe, China, and internationally. The company operates through five segments: Consumer Electronics, Energy Solutions, Business Solutions, Electronic Components and Devices, and Display Devices. The Consumer Electronics segment offers LCD color televisions, Blu-ray disc recorders, mobile phones, tablet devices, electronic dictionaries, calculators, facsimiles, telephones, refrigerators, superheated steam ovens, microwave ovens, small cooking appliances, air conditioners, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, air purifiers, electric fans, dehumidifiers, humidifiers, electric heaters, Plasmacluster ion generators, beauty appliances, and network controlled units. The Energy Solutions provides solar cells and storage batteries. The Business Solutions segment offers POS systems, electronic cash registers, commercial projectors, information displays, digital multifunction printers, options and consumables, software, FA equipment, and ultrasonic cleaners. The Electronic Components and Devices segment offers camera modules, CCD/MOS imagers, LSIs for LCDs, microprocessors, analog ICs, high frequency devices, network components, laser diodes, LEDs, optical sensors, components for optical communications, regulators, and switching power supplies. The Display Devices segment provides amorphous silicon LCD modules, IGZO LCD modules, and CG-silicon LCD modules. The company was formerly known as Hayakawa Electric Industry Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Sharp Corporation in January 1970. Sharp Corporation was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Sakai, Japan.

43,511 Employees
Last Reported Date: 08/25/16
Founded in 1912

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Foxconn Eyes Involving Sharp In Toshiba Chip Unit Bidding

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. (TSEC:2317), the parent of Sharp Corporation (TSE:6753), is considering including the Japanese unit in its bidding team attempting to buy Toshiba Corporation's (TSE:6502) spun-off chip making unit, The Nikkei reported. Hon Hai, also known as Foxconn, is believed to have already asked SoftBank Group Corp. (TSE:9984) and Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL) to join it in the bidding. Hon Hai is believed to have successfully passed the first round of the bidding process with an offer of some ¥3 trillion ($27.5 billion). Toshiba plans to close the second round of bidding in mid-May and select bidders for priority negotiations. Hon Hai has not yet finalized its offer details.

Sharp Corporation Launches BD Recorder Products for Ultra HD Blu-ray(TM) playback Powered by ViXS XCode SoCs

ViXS Systems Inc. announced that Sharp Corporation has launched three new BD Recorder products for Ultra HD Blu-ray based on the XCode 6800 and XCode 5190 System on Chips (SoCs). Sharp's AQUOS Blu-ray BD-UT3100, BD-UT2100 and BD-UT1100 include support for 4K Ultra HD 60 frames per second (fps), high luminance High Dynamic Range (HDR), and wide color space "BT.2020" high quality video playback. The three AQUOS Blu-ray product models are expected to be available in retail stores in Japan by March 24, 2017. The AQUOS Blu-ray BD-UT series product line supports the next generation Ultra HD Blu-ray standard including the newest video compression format HEVC (H.265) up to 100Mbps video playback. As well, this product includes a new high speed processing 4K Master BD-PRO Engine speeding up the load time of 4K Ultra 60 fps Blu-ray content to provide an overall enhanced user experience. With over 160 Ultra HD Blu-ray HDR titles released to date and as Ultra HD HDR TV sales continue to increase exponentially, the timely release of this Ultra HD Blu-ray product from Sharp is instrumental in taking advantage of this hot market. In addition to the decoding and display of native 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray content, the Sharp AQUOS Blu-ray includes three broadcast tuners for ISDB-T, BS and CS110 terrestrial and satellite broadcast reception. Since these products are designed be used in conjunction with 4K Ultra HD HDR televisions, High Definition (HD) content from the broadcast tuners are up-converted to 4K Ultra HD at 60 fps enhancing the user experience when viewing broadcast content. Additionally, a unique feature of the AQUOS Blu-ray products include having the broadcast Electronic Program Guide (EPG) displayed at a 4K Ultra HD resolution providing more precise captioning and additional graphical/media based program information. By using the XCode™ 6800 as the UHD BD/ROM controller together with the XCode™ 5100 as the tightly integrated dense transcoder, the new AQUOS Blu-ray products achieve superior simultaneous operation of recording of up to three HD broadcast channels at the same time as UHD 4K playback. Further, the modular design architecture of the XCode platform provides platform flexibility for both quicker time-to-market and feature differentiation. In addition, the XCode platform enables the reuse of the firmware so that rich development efforts can be leveraged across any new product family choices.

Foxconn Reportedly Sell Its Stake In Sharp

Nikkei business daily said,"Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd. (TSEC:2354) may sell part of its stake in Sharp Corporation (TSE:6753)".


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