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

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

Foxconn’s Full Court Press to Win Sharp

CEO Gou Goes All Out – Meets Face-to-Face with Japanese Gov’t Officials Although the odds appear stacked against Taiwan’s Foxconn in its bid to acquire Sharp Corp., new reports suggest that CEO Terry Gou has intensified his efforts to win … Continue reading

Foxconn Goes All In – Ups Offer to $5.3 Billion to Bag Sharp

But Will They Lose Out to a Bid Only Half as Much? Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the largest Apple, Inc. supplier that is better known as Foxconn, has upped the ante according to a report in the Wall Street … Continue reading

Hon Hai Precision Makes Play to Acquire Sharp

BREAKING NEWS Sharp’s Stock Price Skyrockets on News – Up Over 8% in Trading Yesterday The media in Japan is reporting that Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., a Taiwanese manufacturer mostly known for its Foxconn OEM division that is Apple … Continue reading

Japanese Media Speculates Sharp May Not Survive the Winter

Toshiba, who is on the verge of announcing a record loss and plans another round of layoffs, is far from the only Japanese giant who is stumbling. A new analysis by the Nikkei suggests it’s possible that Sharp Corp. may … Continue reading

New Details of Drama Emerge in Continuing Sharp & Samsung Soap Opera

A story that has stunned many in Japan, the partnership between two former arch-rivals Sharp Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co., continues to churn out surprising new details of the backroom drama worthy of the most melodramatic soap opera. As the … Continue reading

Sharp Spike in Sharp’s Prospects – Said to Working with Hon Hai on Apple iTV

The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that unnamed sources are telling it that Apple has built and is testing a large screen, high definition television that it has worked closely with Asian suppliers to create. Most notably, these sources … Continue reading

The Good News Just Keeps on Coming for Sharp

Just one day after Qualcomm, Inc. announced a technology pact and investment deal with Japan’s troubled Sharp Corp., word comes out of Taiwan that Hon Hai Precision Co. Ltd. may still be interested in taking a major position in the … Continue reading

Sharp, Struggling to Survive, Provides Banks with a New Plan; Ratchets Up Painful Cuts

Sharp Corp., once a high flying superstar of Japanese manufacturing might, finds itself engaged in a multi-front battle for survival as it seeks to replenish its depleted capital reserves. Recently, the company had announced that it was negotiating a partnership … Continue reading