Company Overview of Sharp Corporation
Sharp Corporation manufactures and sells consumer/information products and electronic components in Japan and internationally. The company’s consumer/information products comprise audio-visual and communication equipment, including LCD color televisions, color televisions, projectors, DVD recorders and players, Blu-ray disc recorders and players, mobile communications handsets, mobile phones, personal computers, electronic dictionaries, calculators, facsimiles, telephones, and personal handy-phone system terminals. Its consumer/information products also include health and environment equipment consisting of refrigerators, steam and microwave ovens, air conditioners, washing machines, vacuum ...
Founded in 1912
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Sharp Corporation Settles the Lawsuits by Entering into a Patent License Agreement with Sanyo Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd
Dec 13 13
Sharp Corporation announced that Sharp agreed to settle the Lawsuits by entering into a patent license agreement with Sanyo as set out below. A total of three Lawsuits were filed with the Tokyo District Court by Sanyo to Sharp alleging that liquid crystal display modules produced and sold by Sharp infringed patentsowned by Sanyo. Both companies on December 13, 2013 reached a settlement by agreeing that they execute a patent license agreement, and Sanyo will withdraw the Lawsuits. After carefully taking into consideration the time, cost and other resources required to continue the Lawsuits hereafter, Sharp has decided that the best possible course of action is to settle the Lawsuits by executing the patent license agreement with Sanyo. Details of the Patent License Agreement -Sharp will pay Sanyo JPY 3,800,000,000 by December 20, 2013 as consideration for the license of the patents (including the patents alleged in the Lawsuits) owned by Sanyo concerning liquid crystal displaypanelsand modules. -Sanyo will withdraw the Lawsuits.
Sharp Corp Announces New Model of the "Cocorobo" Robot Cleaner
Nov 15 13
Sharp Corp. announced a new model of the "Cocorobo" robot cleaner Nov. 14, 2013. The company defines the new model, "RX-V200," as the successor to the RX-V100, the highest-end model released in June 2012. It incorporates a "home electrical appliance controller," which is separately sold for other models, and has an improved function of linking to a cloud system. Moreover, because the diameter of the RX-V200 is 30.4cm, which is smaller than the diameters of the other models, it can move between common chair legs. The home electrical appliance controller is a module for controlling lighting apparatuses, air conditioners, TVs and other appliances that can be controlled by an infrared remote control. With the controller, the user can turn off home electrical appliances via the Cocorobo even when away from home or turn on an air conditioner before coming back home. The RX-V200 supports the newly-developed "Cocoroboard" SNS-like smartphone application, which is for controlling the Cocorobo. It enables registered family members to exchange messages (characters and images) with the Cocorobo. With the application, the Cocorobo tweets about its operation status and the state of the room, and it is possible for the family members to order the Cocorobo to start cleaning or operate a home electrical appliance. Furthermore, the RX-V200 supports a service that uses a cloud-based speech recognition engine. The Cocorobo has an embedded speech recognition function developed by RayTron Inc, but the RX-V200 also uses a speech recognition function developed by Fairy Devices Inc. via the Internet. As a result, when asked about weather, the RX-V200 provides the latest weather information with its own advice. The weather information is obtained from Weathernews Inc. The RX-V200 has a higher cleaning capability than the previous models. Specifically, the rotation speed of its motor is controlled between 11,000 to 16,000rpm by using a sensor that measures the amount of sucked dust and based on the load on the rotary brush that is used for taking in dust. And its maximum battery life (100 minutes) is longer than those of the previous models because its suction power increases in carpeted rooms and areas where there is a large amount of dust.
Sharp Corporation Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and First Half Ended September 30, 2013
Nov 15 13
Sharp Corporation reported consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and first half ended September 30, 2013. For the six months, the company recorded net sales of JPY 1,342.0 billion, an increase of 21.5% compared to the same period in the previous year, operating income of JPY 33.8 billion.
Consolidated financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013, recorded net sales of JPY 734.1 billion, up 13.7% compared to the same period in the previous year, operating income of JPY 30.8 billion, and net income of JPY 13.6 billion, achieving a surplus both at the operating and the net level.
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