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Sharp Corporation (TSE: 6753) is a worldwide developer of innovative products and core technologies that play a key role in shaping the future of electronics. As a leader in liquid crystal displays (LCDs) and digital technologies, Sharp offers one of the broadest and most advanced lines of consumer electronics, information products and electronic components, while also creating new network businesses.

In August 2010, it announced the introduction of the industry-first LED Celiling Lights.

On August 31, 2010, Sharp signed a EUROTOP sponsorship agreement with the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) to become a top partner and support events, such as the UEFA European Football Championship, UEFA EURO 2012.

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Curb Energy Consumption
(Family Features) Water heaters are energy intensive appliances. In fact, they are the second largest energy user in the home, and as they age, they become less efficient, requiring even more energy.

Sharp Corporation Selects QuickLogic's ArcticLink III VX5 and PolarPro 3 for its RoBoHoN Mobile Robot Phone

Sharp Electronics' SmartStorage(R) Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage Solution Installed on Baker Electric Facility in Southern California
Sharp Electronics Corporation's Energy Systems and Services Group (Sharp) is pleased to announce that it has installed its SmartStorage® energy storage solution at Baker Electric's headquarters located in Escondido. The 30 kW storage system is coupled with Baker's existing 90 kW solar PV system

MPEG LA Expands AVC License Coverage
Business Wire IndiaMPEG LA, LLC has announced that coverage of its AVC Patent Portfolio License was updated on May 15, 2015, to be consistent with the latest AVC Standard specification. See

Speaktoit Partners With Sharp to Preload Assistant Onto New AQUOS Crystal Smartphones
Speaktoit, developer of human-computer interaction technologies based on natural language conversations and creator of the Assistant, today announced a partnership with Sharp that preloads the Speaktoit Assistant onto Sharp's new AQUOS Crystal phones.

Taiwan PV Manufacturers Showcase Latest Innovations at Intersolar North America 2014
The Green Trade Project Office under Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs today launched a second exhibition event for its 2014 Green Light campaign, bringing a delegation of exhibitors to participate in the Intersolar North America tradeshow scheduled to be held on July 08-10 in San Francisco.

Global Solar Photovoltaic Installations-2014 Market Report
Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Global Solar Photovoltaic Installations - 2014 Market Report " report to their offering.

Recurrent Energy Completes Construction on $431 Million of Solar Projects in Ontario, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Recurrent Energy (San Francisco, California), a subsidiary of Sharp Corporation (Osaka, Japan), has completed 103 megawatts' worth of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Ontario. The projects were part of Recurrent Energy's 20-year power purchasing agreement with the Ontario Power Authority

ViXS Leading UltraHD 4K HEVC Decoder Powers Sharp's Ultra HD 4K Recorder and Television Product Families
TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - May 20, 2014) - ViXS Systems Inc

Sharp Selects Digitalsmiths and Tribune Media Services to Boost User Experience for SmartCentral 3.0 on Sharp AQUOS LED TVs
Video search and personal recommendation leader Digitalsmiths®, a subsidiary of TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), and Tribune Media Services (TMS), the international leader in entertainment navigation, today announced that Sharp Electronics Corporation has selected Digitalsmiths and TMS to enhance the video discovery experience of Sharp's 2014 line-up of AQUOS® LED Smart televisions.

Monster Arts Now Offering Expanded Printing & Design Services With New Commercial Level Equipment From Sharp Imaging
Monster Arts, Inc. (OTCQB: APPZ) is pleased today to announce today its rollout of expanded customized print and design services with the latest commercial equipment from Sharp USA

GE Technology Enables More Vibrant Display in Tablets, Smartphones, and Televisions
GE announced today a research breakthrough that will vastly improve the color and crispness of images displayed on LED devices – everything from cell phones and tablets to televisions

Technology Leaders Establish the AllSeen Alliance to Advance the 'Internet of Everything'
The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced the formation of the AllSeen Alliance, the broadest cross-industry consortium to date to advance adoption and innovation in the "Internet of Everything" in homes and industry.

Recurrent Energy Begins Construction on Ontario's Renewable Energy Projects, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Recurrent Energy (San Francisco, California), a subsidiary of Sharp Corporation (Osaka, Japan), is on target to construct nearly 53 megawatts (MW) of renewable solar energy in Ontario through photovoltaic technology

Sharp to Introduce PN-K322B Touchscreen LCD Monitor
Sharp Corporation will introduce into the Japanese market a new 32-inch-class LCD monitor, the PN-K322B. This professional-use monitor features an originally developed high-sensitivity, high-precision touchscreen and delivers 4K resolution (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) - a level of resolution four times that of full HD.The PN-K322B is Sharp's latest ultra-high-definition display

Sharp Corporation Notice of Business Alliance Relating to LCDs with China Electronics Corporation
Sharp Corporation ("Sharp") announced that Sharp has passed a resolution at its board of directors meeting held on June 27, 2013, to enter into a business alliance relating to liquid crystal displays ("LCDs") with China Electronics Corporation

Sharp Develops Concentrator Solar Cell with World's Highest Conversion Efficiency of 44.4%
Sharp Corporation has achieved the world's highest solar cell conversion efficiency(2) of 44.4%(1), using a concentrator triple-junction compound solar cell. These solar cells are used in a lens-based concentrator system that focuses sunlight on the cells to generate electricity

Sharp China's Environmental Education Program Reaches 10,000 Children
Since 2008, the Sharp Group in China has been providing environmental education for elementary school children, in cooperation with the China National Committee For The Wellbeing Of The Youth, Child Development Center*. In May 2013, the cumulative total of children who have participated in the program passed the 10,000 milestone

Smartphone with Sharp's IGZO Wins Gold Award from SID in Display of the Year Award
Sharp's SH-02E smartphone with IGZO(1) LCD panel, sold by NTT Docomo in Japan, has won the Gold Award(2) in the Display of the Year category, part of the 2013 Display Industry Awards(3) sponsored by the SID (Society for Information Display)

Sharp Notice Regarding Termination of the Subscription Payment Term of Third Party Allotment to Hon Hai Precision Industry and Other Companies
Sharp Corporation ("Sharp") passed a resolution at the board of directors meeting held on March 27, 2012 to (i) form a business alliance with Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd

Sharp Announcement Regarding the Second Third Party Allotment Capital Increase with Qualcomm as the Allottee

Sharp's Thai Subsidiary Achieves Cumulative Production Milestone of 10 Million Refrigerators
At the end of February 2013, Sharp Appliances (Thailand) Ltd. (SATL) - Sharp Corporation's subsidiary in Thailand for the production and sale of home appliances - reached the cumulative production total of 10 million refrigerator units.SATL started production of refrigerators for the Thai market in May 1988, with an annual capacity of 30,000 units

Sharp Strengthens Alliance with Samsung Electronics for Liquid Crystal Business
Sharp Corporation ("Sharp") today announces that Sharp has decided to issue new shares through a third-party allotment ("Third Party Allotment Capital Increase") to Samsung Electronics Japan Co., Ltd.* ("Samsung Electronics Japan"), a Japanese corporation of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd

Silex Technology Announces Commercial Availability of the SX-ND4050G Network Display Adapter (NetDA(TM))
Silex Technology America, Inc., a global leader in wired and wireless networking solutions, today announced the immediate availability of the SX-ND4050G Network Display Adapter (NetDA™). The NetDA allows wireless or wired network connectivity to interactive display systems from USB-equipped devices, such as a personal computer, for a more collaborative meeting experience

Blu-ray Disc Association Secures Permanent Injunction against Pivos Technology Group, Inc.
The Blu-ray Disc Association (“BDA”) announced today that it has secured a permanent injunction against Pivos Technology Group, Inc., permanently preventing Pivos from infringing the BDA’s trademark rights.

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Sharp Announces Capital Alliance with Qualcomm, Inc. and Display Technology Development Agreement with its Subsidiary Pixtronix, Inc.
Sharp Corporation (hereafter "Sharp") today announced that the Company has reached an agreement with Pixtronix Inc. (hereafter Pixtronix), a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (hereafter "Qualcomm", NASDAQ: QCOM), concerning the development of Pixtronix's MEMS(1) displays

CSOT World's Highest Standard 55-Inch 4X Full HD LCD Screen Makes Stunning Debut at the FPD International 2012
China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT), a business group of TCL Corporation, unveiled its newly developed product -- the 55-inch 4X full HD LCD screen -- for the first time at the FPD International 2012, an industry-renowned global platform that showcased the most advanced technology and future lifestyle trends

NTT DOCOMO Unveils 16 New Mobile Devices
NTT DOCOMO, INC., announced today its 2012 winter lineup of 16 models for launch in or after November, including nine smartphones, one tablet, four feature phones, one photo panel and one mobile Wi-Fi(R) router

Sharp at CEATEC Japan 2012
Sharp Corporation will take part in CEATEC JAPAN 2012, the annual comprehensive exhibition showcasing the latest in IT and electronics from October 2 to 6, 2012 at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Ben Franklin to Invest $559,802 in PA Technology Companies
The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) board approved the investment of $559,802 in regional companies. BFTP/NEP is an award-winning, state-funded economic development organization that links early-stage technology firms and established manufacturers with experts, universities, funding, and other resources to help them prosper through innovation

Sharp and Global Innovation Company Jointly Develop "Feel UX" User Interface for Smartphones
Sharp Corporation and leading global design and innovation firm frog* have collaborated in developing Feel UX, a new user interface for smartphones. This elegant user interface will be gradually adopted for use in Sharp's new line of smartphones, beginning with models introduced in the summer of 2012.Feel UX features a beautiful design with simple icons and layout

Sharp and Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Jointly Develop New Oxide Semiconductor Technology That Will Revolutionize Displays
Sharp Corporation and Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd. (Head office: Atsugi City, Japan) have jointly developed a new oxide semiconductor (IGZO) technology with high crystallinity

Sharp and Sony to Terminate Joint Venture to Produce and Sell Large-sized LCD Panels and Modules
Sharp Corporation ("Sharp") and Sony Corporation ("Sony") today announced that their joint venture relationship to produce and sell large-sized LCD panels and modules will terminate, and that Sony will sell its shares (representing 7.04% of the issued shares) in Sharp Display Products Corporation ("SDP") to SDP*

Nine Japanese Companies Launch Japan-U.S. Collaborative Smart Grid Demonstration Project in Business District of Albuquerque, New Mexico
On May 17 (U.S. time), nine Japanese companies - Shimizu Corporation, Toshiba Corporation, Sharp Corporation, Meidensha Corporation, Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. and TheFurukawa Battery Co., Ltd

Sharp LCDs Installed in Boeing 787 Dreamliner Flight Deck
Sharp LCDs are being used in the flight deck of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a state-of-the-art, all-new-commercial airplane.This is the first LCD for aviation usage to incorporate Advanced Super View LCD, a display technology that Sharp developed for the AQUOS LCD TV

Sharp Begins Production of World's First LCD Panels Incorporating IGZO Oxide Semiconductors
In March 2012 at Kameyama Plant No. 2, Sharp began producing the world's first(1) high-performance LCD panels incorporating IGZO oxide semiconductors(3). Sharp is expanding production scale through April to meet market demand.Kameyama Plant No. 2 first started operations in August 2006, manufacturing highly advanced LCD panels for TVs

Sharp and Enel Green Power Begin Operation of Solar Power Plants at Five Sites in Italy
Sharp Corporation (below, "Sharp") and Enel Green Power(1) (below, "EGP"), announce that their joint venture company, Enel Green Power & Sharp Solar Energy S.r.l

Sharp and Sony Amend Agreement Regarding Joint Venture to Produce and Sell Large-Sized LCD Panels and Modules
Sharp Corporation ("Sharp") and Sony Corporation ("Sony") announced that they have agreed to further amend the joint venture agreement originally executed by the parties in July 2009, as amended in April 2011, for the establishment and operation of Sharp Display Products Corporation ("SDP"), a joint venture to produce and sell large-sized LCD panels and modules

Sharp Establishes Strategic Global Partnership with Hon Hai Group

Sharp Office Equipment (Changshu) Co., Ltd. (SOCC) to Start Operations at Second Plant
Sharp Corporation announces that operations will begin at a newly constructed second plant at Sharp Office Equipments (Changshu) Co., Ltd. (SOCC), Sharp's subsidiary for the manufacture of office equipment located in the Changshu Economic DevelopmentZone in Jiangsu Province, China. The start of operations at this new plant will expand production capacity for digital full-color MFPs

Sharp to Build New Plant in Indonesia
Sharp Corporation announces that P.T. Sharp Electronics Indonesia (SEID) - Sharp's production and sales subsidiary based in Jakarta, Indonesia - is expanding production capacity for refrigerators and washing machines. The new production facility willbe built in Karawang International Industrial City (KIIC) in Karawang, West Java Province

Personnel Changes of Representative Directors and President
The following resolution on personnel changes of Representative Directors and President of Sharp Corporation has been made following today's board meeting:1. Reason for Personnel Change: Change in Management System2

Sharp(R) Solar Installs First SunSnap(TM) Residential Solar Solution in LivingHomes(R) Demo
Sharp Electronics Corporation's Solar Energy Solutions Group is showcasing SunSnap™, its new residential PV solar appliance, as part of the TED2012 Conference in Long Beach from Feb. 27-March 2, 2012

Sharp(R) to Provide Hundreds of LED TVs to Bring the Bigger Picture to TED2012 Conferences
Sharp will showcase its LED TVs, residential PV solar appliance and solar charging stations as the new TV and display sponsor for the TED2012 Conference, in Long Beach CA, and at conference simulcast, TEDActive, in Palm Springs, CA.

DVD6C Announces Revised Rate Program for DVD Read-Only Discs
DVD6C Licensing Group(Authorized Licensor: Toshiba Corporation)

Sharp to Exhibit at Eco-Products 2011
Sharp Corporation will be exhibiting at Eco-Products 2011, one of Japan's largest trade shows for environment-related technologies, from December 15 through December 17, 2011 at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight)

Sharp to Introduce Industry's Thinnest CMOS Camera Module with Optical Image Stabilization for Smartphones
Sharp Corporation has developed a 12.1-Megapixel, 1/3.2-inch CMOS camera module with optical image stabilization that features the industry's thinnest profile (5.47 mm in height). The new RJ63YC100 is intended for use in mobile devices such as smartphones. Sample shipments will begin from December 2, 2011

Sharp Develops and Introduces New Proximity Sensor with Integrated Ambient Light Sensor
Sharp Corporation has developed and will introduce the new GP2AP020A00F proximity sensor(1) with integrated ambient light sensor(1). Ideal for use in smartphones and other mobile devices, it has the industry's smallest package size (4.0 x 2.0 x 1.2 (H) mm) and is one of the best products in the industry(2) for detecting extremely low levels of light

Toyota City Low-Carbon Project Model Homes Completed

Sharp Manufacturing Company of America Welcomes Tennessee Officials to Commemorate Significant Addition to Facility's Solar Energy System
Today Sharp Manufacturing Company of America (SMCA), Sharp's U.S. solar panel manufacturing plant, welcomed local officials to commemorate a significant addition to the company's own solar electric system

Joint Statement by Sharp Electronics Corporation and Edward Mclaughlin
Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC) Chairman and CEO Kozo Takahashi and Edward McLaughlin today said that they have reached an agreement concerning Mr. McLaughlin's decision to step down as President of Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) and as a Director of SEC. Mr. McLaughlin will assist in the search for his successor, which is now underway.

Sharp Provides Large Multi-Screen Display System to Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park in Nagasaki, Japan
Sharp Corporation is providing the theme park of Huis Ten Bosch Co., Ltd. (Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan; President & CEO: Hideo Sawada) with a multi-screen display system. Comprising a large front screen surrounded by screens on the top, bottom, left, and right, the system engulfs visitors on five sides with detailed life-like images in a new kind of image space

Sharp to Commercialize World's First Small- and Medium-Size LCD Panels using Oxide Semiconductor
Sharp Corporation has developed high performance small- and medium-size LCD panels using oxide semiconductor, InGaZnO (IGZO(1)). Production of these new LCD panels will aim to start at Kameyama Plant No.2 within this year

Ticketfly Secures $12 Million in Series B Financing to Fund Expansion of Social Ticketing Platform
News Facts: Ticketfly, the fastest growing social ticketing company in the U.S., today announced $12 million in Series B funding, bringing Ticketfly's total capital raised to $15 million

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