Sharp Plans Major Investment in U.S., Paying Fealty to Trump

Sharp Corp., a subsidiary of Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. which is better known as Foxconn, has said in Japan that it plans to make a major investment in the United States. This announcement precedes by just two days … Continue reading

Sharp Hit With Pushback; Hisense Refuses to Rescind Licensing Deal

Hisense is Said to be ‘Defiant’ News sources in Japan are reporting that Hisense has fired back at newly aggressive Sharp negotiating tactics, saying firmly it will not relinquish the licensing rights to the Sharp brand name in North & … Continue reading

Sharp Strikes Again – Terminates LCD Panel Supply to China’s Hisense

Sharp Parent Foxconn Appears to be Playing Global Hard Ball Just days after we told you about Sharp’s decision to stop supplying LCD panels to global TV leader Samsung – a decision that shocked many in Japan – apparently, they’ve done … Continue reading

Sharp in Negotiations to Buy Back Building Sold Only Months Ago

New Owner’s Moves Continue to Confound the Japanese Media News comes out of Japan that the new owners of Sharp are in the process of buying back a building the old management sold off when seeking to improve profitability by … Continue reading

Changing Its Mind, Sharp to Negotiate to Buy Back the N. American TV Biz

Sharp Corp., a division of Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. – better known as Foxconn – is rethinking its previously determined plans for business success. As the company was struggling with financial hardships prior to the closing of their … Continue reading

LCD Kingpin Sharp, Under New Management, Pursues OLED

Sharp to Cut Another 7,000 Employees Big changes are coming to Sharp, Corp. in the wake of their acquisition by Hon Hai Precision Industry Co – better known as Foxconn. News out of Japan notes that the deal between Sharp … Continue reading

In Search of Profits, Panasonic Pulls Out of LCD Panel Production

In yet another sign of Japan’s struggle with the flat panel TV business, Panasonic Corp. will stop all LCD panel production at its last such factory. Reports out of Japan say the company has determined that competition from Korea and … 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

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