Sharp might be waking up
Published in News
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 10:40

Sharp might be waking up


Expects significant improvement

Troubled Japanese telly maker Sharp is expecting significant improvement in annual profit due to restructuring with its new owner Foxconn.

Sharp to spend $570 million on OLED
Published in Graphics
Friday, 30 September 2016 12:10

Sharp to spend $570 million on OLED


Back in the game

Japan's Sharp is to spend $570 million on its OLED screen business in one of the first major investments since it was taken over by Foxconn.

Sharp announces Aquos Z2 smartphone in Taiwan market
Published in Mobiles


5.5-inch 1080p display with Helio X20 SoC

Yesterday Sharp announced a new second-generation Aquos Z2 smartphone for the Taiwan market. The device includes a 10-core MediaTek Helio X20 SoC, a 5.5-inch 1920x1080 display and 4GB of RAM, among other specifications.

AMD and MediaTek see sales increase
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 12:10

AMD and MediaTek see sales increase


Fastest growing companies

Beancounters working for IC Insights have added up their numbers and divided them by the age of their eldest child and reached the conclusion that MediaTek and AMD grew the most in the second quarter of 2016.

Panasonic surrenders LCD screen making to Sharp
Published in Graphics


TVs will use other manufacturers’ materials

Panasonic has given up making LCD panels for televisions because the price competition has become a little too steep.

Foxconn buys Sharp
Published in News
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 11:51

Foxconn buys Sharp


Reduced the price

After much messing around, Foxconn has finally agreed to buy Sharp at a 20 per cent discount.

Sharp warns on profits as Foxconn deal drags on
Published in News


Foxconn expected to lower its offer

Sharp has warned that its annual earnings were likely to fall short of its official guidance citing a slowing China market just as Foxconn is expected to lower its offer for the loss-making Japanese display maker.

Foxconn bails out Sharp
Published in News
Thursday, 25 February 2016 10:25

Foxconn bails out Sharp


Writes $5.8 billion cheque

Sharp has accepted Foxconn's offer and will be acquired for $5.8 billion.

Foxconn to take over Sharp
Published in News
Monday, 08 February 2016 12:12

Foxconn to take over Sharp


Wants a Sharp note before it goes flat

Foxconn is certain to pay more than $5 billion to get Sharp and its display business.

Japan Display would not kick Sharp out of bed
Published in Graphics


Assuming it tried to crawl in there


Japan Display has said that it would not turn down a partnership with embattled rival Sharp after rumours started to circulate that Japan Display's top investor wants a tie-up between the two.