Foxconn faces problems setting up shop in US
Published in News


Sharp co-operation is not done and dusted


While the press has made much of Foxconn’s plans to co-operate with Sharp to build a new panel plant in the US, the deal is so far from being done and dusted it is increasingly looking unlikely.

Foxconn and Sharp set-up TV factory in China
Published in Graphics


Japan a bit too pricey 

Foxconn and Sharp are to set up a $6.95 billion10.5G or 11G LCD TV panel factory in China.  Needless to say Foxconn is stumping up most of the cash and Sharp is to providing the manufacturing technology.

Sharp might be waking up
Published in News


Expects significant improvement

Troubled Japanese telly maker Sharp is expecting significant improvement in annual profit due to restructuring with its new owner Foxconn.

Sharp to spend $570 million on OLED
Published in Graphics


Back in the game

Japan's Sharp is to spend $570 million on its OLED screen business in one of the first major investments since it was taken over by Foxconn.

Sharp announces Aquos Z2 smartphone in Taiwan market
Published in Mobiles


5.5-inch 1080p display with Helio X20 SoC

Yesterday Sharp announced a new second-generation Aquos Z2 smartphone for the Taiwan market. The device includes a 10-core MediaTek Helio X20 SoC, a 5.5-inch 1920x1080 display and 4GB of RAM, among other specifications.

AMD and MediaTek see sales increase
Published in Processors


Fastest growing companies

Beancounters working for IC Insights have added up their numbers and divided them by the age of their eldest child and reached the conclusion that MediaTek and AMD grew the most in the second quarter of 2016.

Panasonic surrenders LCD screen making to Sharp
Published in Graphics


TVs will use other manufacturers’ materials

Panasonic has given up making LCD panels for televisions because the price competition has become a little too steep.

Foxconn buys Sharp
Published in News
30 March 2016

Foxconn buys Sharp


Reduced the price

After much messing around, Foxconn has finally agreed to buy Sharp at a 20 per cent discount.

Sharp warns on profits as Foxconn deal drags on
Published in News


Foxconn expected to lower its offer

Sharp has warned that its annual earnings were likely to fall short of its official guidance citing a slowing China market just as Foxconn is expected to lower its offer for the loss-making Japanese display maker.

Foxconn bails out Sharp
Published in News
25 February 2016

Foxconn bails out Sharp


Writes $5.8 billion cheque

Sharp has accepted Foxconn's offer and will be acquired for $5.8 billion.