Deepening Investment, LG Display to Mass Manufacture OLED Light Panels

LG Display announced this week that it will invest in a production line to build OLED panels for use in lighting solutions. The move is seen as the company deepening its commitment to OLED technology and seeking new business segments … Continue reading

Sharp Considering Cutting Another 1,000 Jobs

Company Says Idea is Their Own, Not A Foxconn Requirement Sharp Corp., the embattled Japanese manufacturer best known for LCD flat-panel televisions and soon to be division of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., (a Taiwanese company better known as Foxconn) … Continue reading

Dirac Cuts Interesting Deal with Pioneer

Dirac Research, a provider of high-quality room and loudspeaker optimization technologies, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Pioneer Corporation to distribute their digital technologies in the OEM market in Japan. The deal, their first with a relatively … Continue reading

Hitachi Spending Nearly $1B to Launch IoT Research Center in U.S.

Hitachi announced this week that it will invest ¥100 billion ($915 million) building a state-of-the-art research center in the United States to develop Internet of Things (IoT) products and technologies. A significant commitment by the company, with the project expected … Continue reading

On Saturday, Sharp Becomes Taiwanese

Savvy Negotiating by Gou Lands Him Sharp At a Discount The Boards of both Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (better known as Foxconn) and Sharp Corp. have approved the acquisition of 66% of the outstanding shares of Sharp by the … Continue reading

After Big Setback, Sharp-Foxconn Deal Expected Soon

Newly Discovered Liabilities Nearly Derail Deal In what most Japanese media are calling a due diligence blunder, a potential deal for Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn, to buy Sharp Corp. was nearly scuttled when over $3 billion … Continue reading

Only Days Away From Official Launch, Toshiba Scraps Wearvue Smart Glasses

Toshiba Corp. has pulled the plug on a highly-touted smart glasses project – a product similar in concept to the recently cancelled consumer version of Google Glass. What’s most interesting about this decision by Toshiba is that they made it … Continue reading

Once Hailed as Savior, 3D TVs Disappear into the Annals of History

In a move that appears to indicate that major TV makers are finally accepting the reality that consumers don’t want 3D TVs, Samsung and LG are said to be limiting or eliminating the feature from future TV models. Some may … Continue reading

Sharp Shocks Japan; Favors Offer from Foreign Entity

Sharp Corp., the troubled Japanese manufacturer of LCD panels and TVs, finds themselves in unfamiliar territory – multiple potential parties want to buy them and are bidding the price up. Unfortunately, this situation has emerged as a result of their deepening … Continue reading