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Sharp Corp was founded in 1912 and named after the ‘Ever-Sharp mechanical pencil’ invented by Tokuji Hayakawa, founder of the company. Sharp is a leading electronic group and is one of the world’s biggest television makers.

Sharp aims to raise US$1b from share sales

Japan’s Sharp Corp is aiming to raise 100 billion yen (HK$7.75 billion) from share sales by the end of September as the struggling display maker looks to partnerships and a public offering to bolster its finances, media reports and sources familiar with the situation said on Friday.

Saturday, 20 July, 2013, 3:55am

Sharp forms joint venture with state-owned China Electronics Corp

Sharp, a leading suppler of displays to Apple, said yesterday it would form a US$2.9 billion alliance with the state-owned company China Electronics Corp, which included an agreement by the Japanese electronics giant to license its advanced power-saving IGZO screen technology.

28 Jun 2013 - 4:30am

Solargiga hopes Japanese market can pull it out of the doldrums

Solargiga Energy Holdings this month said its long-time customer Sharp Corp had agreed to buy 370 megawatt (MW) of solar modules in the 12 months to March 31 next year. This is the first time Sharp is buying modules from Solargiga.

28 Jun 2013 - 4:54am

Sharp may sell IGZO LCD technology to China’s CEC: sources

Sharp Corp is considering licensing its power-saving IGZO liquid crystal display technology to China Electronics Corp as part of a plan to jointly produce panels in China, two sources familiar with the plan said.

26 Jun 2013 - 3:31pm

Chinese smartphone makers boost OmniVision’s outlook

Image sensor maker OmniVision Technologies forecast a current-quarter profit ahead of analysts’ estimates, encouraged by higher demand for its camera chips from smartphone makers in China.

Shares of the company soared 24 per cent at US$19.19 in after-hours trading.

31 May 2013 - 10:49am

Sharp logs record loss but says profits will return

Japanese electronics giant Sharp yesterday posted a record annual loss for the second year in a row, and said it would replace its chief after just one year on the job.

The maker of Aquos-brand electronics reported a net loss of 545.3 billion yen (HK$41.6 billion) in the year to March, its worst shortfall, after losing 376 billion yen in the previous year.

15 May 2013 - 2:25am

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Sharp expected to announce China job cuts

14 May 2013 - 2:57am

Sharp up on news 5,000 more staff to go

Sharp shares rose to their highest level in a year in Tokyo trading yesterday, after reports it will extend job cuts by 5,000 and reshuffle management as the unprofitable electronics maker seeks to end losses.

The shares jumped 6.4 per cent to 450 yen, at the close of trade, the highest level since May 1 last year. The stock has risen by 40 per cent over the past five trading days.

11 May 2013 - 4:13am

Japan’s Sharp jumps 14pc on Pioneer sale report

Shares in struggling Japanese electronics maker Sharp rocketed more than 14 per cent on Monday morning after a weekend report that it plans to sell its entire 9.2 per cent stake in rival Pioneer.

Sharp shares were up 14.02 per cent at 382 yen (HK$32) on the Tokyo Stock Exchange at the break while Pioneer climbed 6.19 per cent to 223 yen.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Sharp-Foxconn talks set to end with no stake deal

Sharp's talks with Taiwan's Foxconn Technology over an investment in the Japanese electronics maker will probably end on March 26 without an agreement, said two people familiar with the discussions.

26 Feb 2013 - 5:22am