News tagged: Sharp
Japanese smartphone manufacturer Sharp has now announced a new flagship smartphone that is powered by the Qualcomm's latest chipset. Dubbed the Sharp Aquos R, the handset is powered by the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chipset and paired with 4 GB of RAM.
Sharp is mostly known for its display products, but they have also been releasing other products such as phones. Today, the company has announced a successor to the Sharp Z2 from 2016, which is aimed towards Taiwanese market, but might reach other countries as well.
Foxconn may build an LCD display factory in the United States, reports Nikkei Asian Review. The factory would be operated by Sharp, which is now a subsidiary of Foxconn. Nikkei says an executive from the company confirmed a plan for the facility is "on the table."
Ahead of the premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Japan's SoftBank has entered into a deal with the owners of the Star Wars franchise to sell branded smartphones in the country. The phone comes from Sharp and will only be sold in Japan. It's available in Light/Dark variants.
The widespread rumour that Apple will use OLED panels in next-generation iPhones has finally been confirmed. The newly appointed CEO of Japanese display maker Sharp, Tai Jeng-wu, has confirmed that Apple plans to ditch LTPS panels and use OLED displays.
Sharp has just announced that it has expanded its Aquos series of smartphones with a new compact variant. Dubbed the Aquos Xx3 mini, the handset packs a 4.7-inch display with Full HD resolution. It will be available in Japan four months from now, in February 2017.
During the CEATEC 2016 event, Sharp has unveiled a new IGZO display that is designed for VR devices. Users won't have the same experience with e.g. 5-inch 720p display and a 4K display. Sharp is aware of that and has now developed a display with a pixel density of over 1,000.
Apple is reportedly in negotiations with Sharp to manufacture OLED panels for next-generation iPhones. It is still too early to talk about iPhone 8, since the phone is still far from designed, but it is safe to assume that the new iPhones will finally have OLED displays.
Over the last few months, Foxconn and Sharp have been trying to complete the $3.5 billion deal, which is now finally done. Foxconn has now officially acquired the debt-ridden Japanese company Sharp and has appointed Tai Jeng-wu as the company's new president and chief executive.
Dubbed the Sharp 507SH, the smartphone is the world's first Android One handset with waterproof capabilities. Not only that, but is also Japan's first and only Android One smartphone. The Sharp 507SH will be available from Y!Mobile starting this month, no price tag revealed yet.
Panasonic is moving entirely to third-party panels for its televisions, leaving Sharp as the only panel maker in Japan. The company says it is ceasing its production at a facility in western Japan, with its focus shifting towards the areas it can differentiate itself.
Foxconn hopes to invest $1.8 billion in the coming years in Sharp's production of OLED panels. Through the investment, Sharp will switch from LCD to OLED, which is where the display supply industry is headed. The first OLED product from the company could be used by 2020.
Foxconn and Sharp have entered a deal that will see Foxconn acquire most of the company. Reports claim the deal is taking place for $3.5 billion, which is around $900 million less than the original amount mentioned in February. Foxconn will get two-thirds of Sharp.
Foxconn will soon sign a deal with Sharp that'll see its acquisition of the company move forward. Reuters reports they will sign a takeover deal on March 31 and Foxconn may be greatly reducing its bid for the company due to the discovery of undisclosed liabilities in February.
Foxconn's $6.2 billion acquisition of Sharp is now on hold due to Foxconn's discovery of significant liabilities at Sharp that hadn't been disclosed. The liabilities could be worth "hundreds of billions of yen," and that has resulted in Foxconn halting the deal.
There were some rumours that Samsung jumped into the race, but it looks like Sharp has accepted Foxconn's offer and will be acquired for $6.2 billion. The company will acquire two-thirds of Sharp, which is the largest acquisition of a Japanese tech firm by a foreign company.
It was reported earlier in February that Sharp had essentially decided to sell itself to Foxconn for $5 billion, but Samsung has jumped into the race and is offering to buy the company "multiple times." Nikkei (Japan) reports Samsung has shown interest in the company.
Sharp has reportedly decided to go with Foxconn's $5 billion acquisition offer instead of another deal from the Innovation Network Corp of Japan. Asahi (Japan) says Sharp held a board meeting and concluded it was best to give Foxconn preferred negotiation rights.
Foxconn has reportedly made an offer to buy Sharp for $5 billion. Sharp has been struggling in the recent past and it is considering another significant competing offer from the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, a Japanese government-backed entity.
Japan Display is moving towards a complete takeover of Sharp's LCD business, according to Mainichi (Japan). With this acquisition, Japan Display would end up being the largest maker of small and mid-sized LCD panels with a 30% market share, up from 17%.