sharp

  • Apple iPad Screen Supplier Has Slowed Production Of 9.7 Inch Panes, Says Reuters

    Apple iPad Screen Supplier Has Slowed Production Of 9.7 Inch Panes, Says Reuters

    Sharp Corp, a supplier of screens for Apple’s iPad tablet, has slowed production of the 9.7 inch panes used for the full-sized iPads, according to a report by Reuters.
    Sharp’s iPad screen production line at its Kameyama plant in central Japan has “fallen to the minimal level to keep the line running this month after a gradual slowdown began at the end of 2012 as Apple manages… Read More

  • Details Of Sharp’s Emergency Plan Emerge: The Company May Withdraw Solar Panel Unit From US, UK

    Details Of Sharp’s Emergency Plan Emerge: The Company May Withdraw Solar Panel Unit From US, UK

    Times are tough at Sharp and the 100-year old company is desperate to turn things around. A Japanese news outlet revealed yesterday that massive layoffs are looming, and Sharp plans to relieve itself of several overseas ventures and manufacturing facilities. Reuters is reporting that part of the plan could be to shrink its solar panel business, closing assembly units in the US and Europe. Read More

  • Sharp To Axe 11,000 Workers, Sell Off Assets In Desperate Bid To Return To Profitability

    Sharp To Axe 11,000 Workers, Sell Off Assets In Desperate Bid To Return To Profitability

    Sharp is in a bit of trouble and is looking to trim its businesses as a result. The company plans to slash its worldwide workforce by 11,000 souls. The company also plans to generate $2.74 billion by selling off various assets and offloading its subsidiary and shares in Toshiba Corp. These moves, submitted to financial institutions yesterday and obtained by Kyodo News, aims to return Sharp… Read More

  • Sharp To Cut 5,000 Jobs Globally

    Sharp To Cut 5,000 Jobs Globally

    Reuters is reporting that LCD-maker Sharp is looking at cutting 10 percent of their workforce or about 5,000 jobs globally. Sharp currently has excess LCD panel stock due to a fall in demand this year. Read More

  • Report: The Next-Gen iPhone Will Have A Thinner, Higher Quality Display

    Report: The Next-Gen iPhone Will Have A Thinner, Higher Quality Display

    Yesterday, we got a glimpse at a leaked front-casing for what we believe to be the iPhone 5, showing a centered FaceTime camera hole. Today, however, we have but the WSJ’s word for it that Apple is working with supply line manufacturers to implement a thinner, more beautiful display into the next-gen handset. According to the report, LCD makers such as Sharp and Japan Display (which… Read More

  • Meet Feel UX: Sharp’s Answer To HTC’s Sense And Samsung’s TouchWiz

    Meet Feel UX: Sharp’s Answer To HTC’s Sense And Samsung’s TouchWiz

    Every Android device manufacturer has at one point or another pondered how to make their devices stand out in a crowded field of competitors. There are plenty of ways to tackle that question but Sharp is taking a tried and true approach for their newest Japan-only smartphones — throwing their own custom UI over the stock Android experience, thanks to a little help from global design… Read More

  • Sharp SmartCentral Brings Apps And More To Sharp HDTVs

    Sharp SmartCentral Brings Apps And More To Sharp HDTVs

    Sharp is getting smarter. The company is moving into the smart TV space with SmarTCentral. The smart TV platform brings industry-standard apps and functions to the entire Sharp 2012 TV line. The platform should be familiar. In all honest there isn’t much new here. Netflix, Vudu, YouTube, and all the other standard content apps are present. But at least Sharp is keeping up with the Jones. Read More

  • Ustream: Watch Sharp’s CES 2012 Press Conference Live!

    Ustream: Watch Sharp’s CES 2012 Press Conference Live!

    Sharp. Everyone likes Sharp. They can do wrong, really, and they are taking the stage next at CES 2012. Their press conference, which is embedded after the jump, is set to kick off at 11:00 am PST. Expect thin LCDS and perhaps a thin LCD with Google TV built in. The event is expect to take 45 minutes. We’ll be there live as well, ready to post on whatever exciting products coming from… Read More

  • AQUOS PHONE IS14SH: Sharp Integrates Android 2.3 Into Feature Phone Body

    AQUOS PHONE IS14SH: Sharp Integrates Android 2.3 Into Feature Phone Body

    It seems Sharp saw good sales when the company launched the so-called AQUOS PHONE THE HYBRID 007SH on the Japanese market, the world’s first clamshell Android phone. Today, Sharp’s AQUOS PHONE IS14SH [JP] went on sale in Japan, and again they squeezed a ton of smartphone functions into a feature phone body. The obvious target here are customers who want to type on a physical… Read More

  • 5.47mm: Sharp’s Super-Thin CMOS Camera Module Paves Way For Thinner Smartphones

    5.47mm: Sharp’s Super-Thin CMOS Camera Module Paves Way For Thinner Smartphones

    Smartphones are soon to become thinner: Sharp has developed a 1/3.2-inch CMOS camera module that’s just 5.47mm high, making it the thinnest module out there. The so-called RJ63YC100 features 12.1MP resolution, optical image stabilization and is specifically designed for use in handsets. Sharp says it used “proprietary high-density packaging technology” to make the… Read More

  • Another Galapagos: Sharp Doesn’t Give Up On Tablets

    Another Galapagos: Sharp Doesn’t Give Up On Tablets

    In September 2010, Sharp announced a 5.5- and a 10.8-inch Android tablet for the Japanese market, followed by a 7-inch version in August this year. After seeing they had no chance against the iPad 2, Sharp discontinued the first two “Galapagos” models, with the industry betting not on if but when they will stop producing the 7-inch tablet. But Sharp isn’t ready to give up on… Read More

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. ...