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November 1, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Sharp Corp., once a titan among Japanese electronics manufacturers, now isn't sure it'll be able to crawl out of a financial pit made deeper by ruthless competition and relentless losses. Reporting yet another round of dismal earnings, the maker of LCD televisions and other products expressed “material doubt” about its future due to its difficult business circumstances. The Tokyo company nearly doubled its original forecast for full-year losses, saying it now expects to lose 450 billion yen, or $5.6 billion, instead of the 250 billion yen it had predicted earlier.
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BUSINESS
August 25, 1988 | From Reuters
Sharp Corp., saying it is cheaper to make some products in the United States than in Japan, announced Wednesday that it will begin exporting American-made microwave ovens to 11 European countries. The Japanese consumer products company said its U.S. subsidiary, Sharp Electronics, will ship about 60,000 ovens to Europe during the next few months. By the end of next year, the unit is expected to have shipped to Europe 100,000 ovens worth about $12 million. Each oven is 0.6 cubic feet in size.
BUSINESS
August 2, 2012 | By Laura Hautala
Sharp Corp. on Thursday added to speculation on the release date of the sixth-generation iPhone when the company's new president, Takashi Okuda, said it would start shipping new display screens this month. Sharp manufactures iPhone parts, along with LG and Japan Display, and the company is rumored to be implementing new "in-cell" touchscreen technology that eliminates the need for a double-layered screen. "Shipments will start in August," Okuda told reporters at a news conference, according to a Reuters report.
BUSINESS
December 27, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Samsung Electronics Co. sued competitor Sharp Corp., Japan's largest maker of liquid-crystal displays, claiming that it infringed four U.S. patents for the technology used in televisions and computer monitors. Sharp is wrongly importing "products and processes" protected by patents awarded since 2004, Samsung, based in Suwon, South Korea, claimed in a complaint filed Dec. 21 in federal court in Wilmington, Del. The action is part of a continuing battle between the two companies.
BUSINESS
June 22, 1999 | P.J. Huffstutter
Conexant Systems Inc., the Newport Beach-based chip maker, said Monday that it expects to save millions of dollars on research by extending its joint technology development deal with Tokyo consumer electronics giant Sharp Corp. Conexant's stock hit a 52-week high Monday, rising $5.56 a share to $63.88 amid heavy trading. The companies expect the deal to continue the development of small and faster semiconductor chips, which will be used in digital home electronics and communications equipment.
BUSINESS
February 12, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sharp, Oracle in Mobile Computing Pact: Sharp Corp. and computer software supplier Oracle Corp. have agreed to work together to make it possible for Sharp Wizard personal organizers to exchange information with Oracle databases. The deal highlights an important new trend in computers: the development of very small, hand-held devices that can communicate with larger systems.
BUSINESS
November 2, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Sharp Corp., Japan's largest liquid crystal display maker, plans to increase small flat-panel screen production 46% this year and 30% next year to fight against price declines in larger screens used in personal computers. The Osaka-based company, which made $1.1 billion worth of small thin-film transistor, or TFT, panels in the year ended last March, expects production to rise to about $1.
BUSINESS
April 24, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Intel, Sharp Unveil New Chip Technology: Intel Corp. and Japan's Sharp Corp. said the technology will open the way for smaller cellular phones, digital cameras and portable computers. The U.S. and Japanese semiconductor makers said they have jointly developed 0.4-micron processing for 8-megabit flash memory chips, which reduces the size of the chips by 44%, compared with current 0.6-micron technology.
BUSINESS
February 3, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sharp Slashes HDTV Price: Sharp Corp. lowered the price of high-definition television for Japanese consumers by introducing a set priced more than 70% lower than the competition. The new Sharp model, which uses a 36-inch screen, sells for about $8,000. Regular HDTV broadcasts averaging eight hours a day began in Japan last November, but few sets have been sold because of their high price. The cheapest set previously cost about $28,000.
BUSINESS
December 27, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Samsung Electronics Co. sued competitor Sharp Corp., Japan's largest maker of liquid-crystal displays, claiming that it infringed four U.S. patents for the technology used in televisions and computer monitors. Sharp is wrongly importing "products and processes" protected by patents awarded since 2004, Samsung, based in Suwon, South Korea, claimed in a complaint filed Dec. 21 in federal court in Wilmington, Del. The action is part of a continuing battle between the two companies.
BUSINESS
November 2, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Sharp Corp., Japan's largest liquid crystal display maker, plans to increase small flat-panel screen production 46% this year and 30% next year to fight against price declines in larger screens used in personal computers. The Osaka-based company, which made $1.1 billion worth of small thin-film transistor, or TFT, panels in the year ended last March, expects production to rise to about $1.
BUSINESS
August 26, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Sharp Corp. said it will eliminate 318 jobs at its Memphis, Tenn., plant by the end of the year as it shifts television production to Mexico. Sharp, based in Osaka, Japan, said it's ceasing production of televisions at the Sharp Manufacturing Co. plant to lower costs and better compete with rivals who produce most televisions outside the U.S. The plant will continue to produce microwave ovens and copier toner. It has been in operation since 1978, and began television production in 1979.
BUSINESS
June 22, 1999 | P.J. Huffstutter
Conexant Systems Inc., the Newport Beach-based chip maker, said Monday that it expects to save millions of dollars on research by extending its joint technology development deal with Tokyo consumer electronics giant Sharp Corp. Conexant's stock hit a 52-week high Monday, rising $5.56 a share to $63.88 amid heavy trading. The companies expect the deal to continue the development of small and faster semiconductor chips, which will be used in digital home electronics and communications equipment.
BUSINESS
April 24, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Intel, Sharp Unveil New Chip Technology: Intel Corp. and Japan's Sharp Corp. said the technology will open the way for smaller cellular phones, digital cameras and portable computers. The U.S. and Japanese semiconductor makers said they have jointly developed 0.4-micron processing for 8-megabit flash memory chips, which reduces the size of the chips by 44%, compared with current 0.6-micron technology.
BUSINESS
September 2, 1993 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange County inventor said he reached a settlement with Sharp Corp. over a lawsuit alleging that the giant electronics company's Wizard organizer infringed on his patented technology. George D. Margolin, a Newport Beach resident, said Wednesday he settled with Sharp in July. Specific terms of the agreement, such as whether money changed hands, are confidential, he said. Attorneys for Sharp did not return calls seeking comment. Margolin's attorneys sued Sharp in U.S.
BUSINESS
August 26, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Sharp Corp. said it will eliminate 318 jobs at its Memphis, Tenn., plant by the end of the year as it shifts television production to Mexico. Sharp, based in Osaka, Japan, said it's ceasing production of televisions at the Sharp Manufacturing Co. plant to lower costs and better compete with rivals who produce most televisions outside the U.S. The plant will continue to produce microwave ovens and copier toner. It has been in operation since 1978, and began television production in 1979.
BUSINESS
August 2, 2012 | By Laura Hautala
Sharp Corp. on Thursday added to speculation on the release date of the sixth-generation iPhone when the company's new president, Takashi Okuda, said it would start shipping new display screens this month. Sharp manufactures iPhone parts, along with LG and Japan Display, and the company is rumored to be implementing new "in-cell" touchscreen technology that eliminates the need for a double-layered screen. "Shipments will start in August," Okuda told reporters at a news conference, according to a Reuters report.
BUSINESS
March 27, 1992 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Apple Computer, moving to implement its new consumer electronics strategy, said late Thursday that it would team with Sharp Corp. of Japan to build a next-generation personal information device. Under the agreement, which has been the subject of speculation in the industry for several months, Sharp will be the first licensee for a new Apple software technology designed for a special-purpose, hand-held computer.
BUSINESS
February 12, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sharp, Oracle in Mobile Computing Pact: Sharp Corp. and computer software supplier Oracle Corp. have agreed to work together to make it possible for Sharp Wizard personal organizers to exchange information with Oracle databases. The deal highlights an important new trend in computers: the development of very small, hand-held devices that can communicate with larger systems.
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