Google working with Sharp for better screens
Published in News

VR-optimised OLED panel capable of 20 megapixels per eye

Google is working with Sharp on developing LCDs capable of VR performance normally associated with OLED and wants to commercialise panels capable of 20 megapixels per eye.

Razer launches the Razer Phone
Published in Mobiles

5.7-inch 120Hz IGZO screen, Snapdragon 835, THX and more

After endless rumors and leaks, Razer has now officially announced the Razer Phone at a special event in London.

Apple and Amazon team up to help Foxconn
Published in Memory

Gou calls in a few mates 

Apple and Amazon have signed up to help the Foxconn bid for Toshiba's semiconductor business.

Foxconn faces problems setting up shop in US
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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.