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Sharp's new Quattron+ aims at resolution higher than HD but lower than 4K

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Japanese electronics maker Sharp is bridging the gap between expensive 4K TVs and HD versions with an in-between solution that's also priced in the middle. Its new Quattron+ technology doubles the vertical resolution of a high-definition set by chopping the existing pixels in half. Meanwhile, it uses a mathematical formula to double the horizontal resolution for everything but certain parts of an image.

Sharp to make cutting-edge LCDs in China

Struggling Japanese electronics giant Sharp on Thursday announced it would produce cutting-edge liquid crystal display panels for tablet computers, smartphones and other products in a Chinese joint venture from 2015. Under the agreement, Sharp will license its prized IGZO and other panel technology to a new factory in the eastern city of Nanjing, which will be built by local manufacturing giant Nanjing China Electronics Panda Group, the Japanese firm said in a statement. The venture would be 92 percent owned by the Chinese firm with Sharp holding the remainder.

Japan's Sharp jumps 14% on Pioneer sale report

Shares in struggling Japanese electronics maker Sharp rocketed more than 14 percent on Monday morning after a weekend report that it plans to sell its entire 9.2 percent stake in rival Pioneer. Sharp shares were up 14.02 percent at 382 yen on the Tokyo Stock Exchange at the break while Pioneer climbed 6.19 percent to 223 yen. Sharp, the largest shareholder in Pioneer, aims to sell the 30 million shares in a lump-sum deal as early as this month to companies that can expect synergies with Pioneer's operations, the Nikkei newspaper reported.

Sharp says no investment deal with Taiwan's Hon Hai

The deadline for a crucial capital injection in Sharp from Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision lapsed Tuesday without any deal, the struggling Japanese electronics giant said, citing regulatory hurdles. But Hon Hai later denied the deal was off, saying the pact between the two companies did not expire until March 2015. Last year, Sharp announced an investment agreement then valued at about $800 million with Hon Hai, which makes Apple gadgets in China, but the deal stalled as the Japanese firm's share price nosedived.

Sharp says no investment deal with Taiwan's Hon Hai

The deadline for a crucial capital injection in Sharp from Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision lapsed Tuesday without any deal, with the struggling Japanese electronics giant citing regulatory hurdles. Last year, Sharp announced an investment agreement then valued at about $800 million with Hon Hai, which makes Apple gadgets in China, but the deal stalled as the Japanese firm's share price nosedived. Months of speculation over the fate of the pact followed as cash-strapped Sharp sought out other investors, including US-based chipmaker Qualcomm and South Korean rival Samsung.

Sharp says no investment deal with Taiwan's Hon Hai

The deadline for a crucial capital injection in Sharp from Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision lapsed Tuesday without any deal, with the struggling Japanese electronics giant citing regulatory hurdles. Last year, Sharp announced an investment agreement then valued at about $800 million with Hon Hai, which makes Apple gadgets in China, but the deal stalled as the Japanese firm's share price nosedived. Months of speculation over the fate of the pact followed as cash-strapped Sharp sought out other investors, including US-based chipmaker Qualcomm and South Korean rival Samsung.

URGENT ¥¥¥ Sharp says investment from Taiwan's Hon Hai off the table

Sharp said Tuesday that a capital injection from Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision was off the table, as the deadline passed for a deal seen as crucial for the troubled Japanese electronics giant. Last year, Sharp announced an investment agreement then valued at about $800 million with Hon Hai, which makes Apple gadgets in China, but the deal stalled as the Japanese firm's share price nosedived. pb/hg/ia

Japan's Sharp says Qualcomm investment delayed

Cash-strapped Japanese electronics giant Sharp said Monday that a badly needed capital injection from US chipmaker Qualcomm had been delayed as the two sides hammer out details of the pact. Sharp in December announced it had struck a $120 million deal with Qualcomm as it moves to repair its tattered balance sheet with the agreement calling for joint development of liquid crystal display (LCD) screens for smartphones.

Japan's Sharp says Qualcomm investment delayed

Cash-strapped Japanese electronics giant Sharp said Monday that a badly needed capital injection from US chipmaker Qualcomm had been delayed as the two sides hammer out details of the pact. Sharp in December announced it had struck a $120 million deal with Qualcomm as it moves to repair its tattered balance sheet with the agreement calling for joint development of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels for smartphones.

Sharp announces $111 mn tie-up with Samsung

Sharp on Wednesday announced a $111 million capital tie-up deal with South Korean rival Samsung, in a rare move for a Japanese firm that underscores the fading fortunes of its electronics giants. Sharp, which is scrambling to repair its battered balance sheet, said Samsung would buy 10.4 billion yen of new shares, or a three-percent stake in the Japanese firm, making the smartphone and tablet maker its biggest foreign shareholder.
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