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iPhone 5 production faces setback as screens delayed at Sharp

August 31st, 2012

Demand for the next-generation iPhone is expected to be huge but the Wall Street Journal today says that Apple (AAPL) may not be able to keep up because Japanese manufacturer Sharp (SCHAY) has fallen behind schedule in producing iPhone screens. Unnamed sources told the Journal that Sharp has delayed production of the screens due to “manufacturing difficulties” …

Sharp president outs iPhone 5 details to distract from awful earnings

August 2nd, 2012

Sharp (6753) reported a rough second quarter on Thursday, and the best way to lighten the blow from a massive $1.2 billion operating loss is to highlight new deals with the world’s most valuable company. Newly appointed Sharp president Takashi Okuda confirmed on Thursday that his company will be supplying display panels for Apple’s sixth iPhone, …

Samsung and LG crush rivals in dwindling LCD TV market

July 23rd, 2012

Samsung (005930) may be getting most of its attention for smartphones these days, but the South Korean manufacturer is doing pretty well in the LCD TV market, too. According to the latest data from iSuppli, Samsung shipped 8.2 million LCD TVs in the first quarter of 2012, good for 19% of all LCD TV shipments and …

Foxconn looks for a board seat at Sharp as Apple HDTV nears

July 20th, 2012

Manufacturing heavyweight Foxconn (2354) is reportedly interested in acquiring board seats at Sharp Electronics (6753), DigiTimes reported on Friday. The company received three non-executive board seats at Sharp Display earlier this month after it acquired a 46.48% stake in the company, equivalent to 1.32 million shares. In response to reports that it was seeking a …

Sharp and Sony to terminate joint LCD venture

May 25th, 2012

Sharp and Sony on Wednesday released a joint statement to announce the end of the companies’ joint venture to produce and sell LCD panels. Due to the “rapidly changing market for LCD panels and LCD televisions,” Sony will sell its shares of the venture, which represent 7.04% of the company. The manufacturer will also receive …

Sharp and Foxconn enter into manufacturing partnership

March 27th, 2012

Sharp on Tuesday announced that is has entered into an manufacturing partnership with Foxconn that will see the manufacturing giant take a 10% stake in the Japanese electronics company. Hon Hai has invested nearly 67 billion yen ($809 million) in Sharp in exchange for roughly 121.65 million new shares, which will be spread out between four …

Sharp and LG to increase iPad panel shipments in Q2

March 23rd, 2012

After reportedly failing to meet Apple’s quality requirements, Sharp and LG Display have now apparently begun shipping a small volume of displays for the new iPad, DigiTimes reported on Friday. “The supply of panels for the new iPad has improved recently, with LG Display and Sharp to ramp up their shipments in the second quarter, …

Samsung to supply iPad displays after LG, Sharp quality fails to meet Apple’s requirements

March 13th, 2012

Despite numerous ongoing legal battles between the two rivals, Samsung Electronics is reportedly the sole supplier of displays for Apple’s new iPad tablet, which is set to launch this coming Friday. While speaking with Bloomberg, IHS iSuppli analyst Vinita Jakhanwal said that high-resolution display panels supplied by LG Display and Sharp did not meet Apple’s quality …

Good luck finding an iPad 3 at launch; supply shortages may persist into Q2

March 1st, 2012

Apple’s highly anticipated iPad 3 will reportedly be in short supply until some time in the second quarter according to a new report. Industry watcher DigiTimes on Thursday cited anonymous sources within Apple’s supply chain in claiming that the high-resolution 2,048 x 1,536-pixel display panels being supplied to Apple by Sharp may be in short …