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Company Overview of Sharp Corporation

Company Overview

Sharp Corporation manufactures and sells consumer/information products and electronic components in Japan and internationally. The company’s digital information equipment comprise audio-visual and communication equipment, including LCD color televisions, color televisions, projectors, Blu-ray disc recorders and players, mobile phones, tablet terminals, electronic dictionaries, calculators, facsimiles, telephones, etc. Its health and environment equipment include refrigerators, superheated steam ovens, microwave ovens, small cooking appliances, air conditioners, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, air purifiers, air fans, dehumidifiers, humidifiers, plasmacluster ion generators, electric heate...

22-22 Nagaike-cho


Osaka,  545-8522


Founded in 1912

50,253 Employees


81 6 6621 1221

Key Executives for Sharp Corporation

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Sharp Corporation Key Developments

Sharp Reportedly Looking To Sell Recurrent Energy

Sharp Corporation (TSE:6753) is reportedly looking to sell Recurrent Energy, LLC. Sharp Corporation has reportedly engaged the Bank of Nova Scotia to help it sell Recurrent Energy.

Sharp Corp. and Pioneer Corp. Agree to Dissolve Business and Capital Alliance

Sharp Corp. and Pioneer Corp. said that they have agreed to dissolve their business and capital alliance. The alliance was aimed at jointly developing optical discs. The breakup comes after they achieved their initial target.

Sharp Corp Develops Two New Kinds of LED Devices

Sharp Corp. developed two kinds of LED devices that adjust color in accordance with brightness by using only one circuit system. The devices, "GW6NGWJCS0C" and "GW6TGBJC50C," are targeted at lighting apparatuses such as downlights and spotlights. The new LED devices developed by Sharp have two light sources that have different colors and are made by sealing an LED chip with two kinds of fluorescent plastics. By changing the output of each light source and mixing colors, the color temperature can be adjusted between 2,000 and 3,000K. In general, two circuit systems are necessary to control the outputs of two light sources. However, Sharp enabled to do it in accordance with brightness control only with one circuit system by applying its own current control technology. As a result, it became possible to simplify the circuit design of LED lamps and easily embed them in lighting apparatuses. Moreover, with a packaging technology called "Zenigata" (shape of a coin), it is possible to realize an LED optical design that has a small light source area and reduces the unevennesses of brightness and color. Furthermore, because of the high color rendering index (Ra) of 92-94, it is possible to reproduce the natural color of an object on which light is applied. Sharp will start to deliver samples Aug. 22, 2014, and begin volume production in September.

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