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Foxconn to greatly reduce its offer to buy Sharp

For a while there, it looked like Foxconn’s $5.3 billion deal to acquire display maker Sharp was all set to go forward. However, in the late stages of negotiations, some information came to light that showed that Sharp may be carrying much more debt than Foxconn was initially led to …

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Foxconn reportedly plans to acquire Sharp’s LCD business

Foxconn Electronics, the world’s largest contract maker of electronics, is reportedly mulling to acquire LCD business from Sharp Corp. The company may even team up with Apple in order to take over Sharp’s display business. The move could help Foxconn to expand its business, whereas Apple will guarantee stable supply …

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Intel, partners to finalize universal stylus standard in December

Intel Corp. and its partners from the Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) plan to finalize the first specification of an active stylus compatible with a variety of devices already this December. The first products featuring the USI 1.0 standard are expected to become available already in late 2015 or early 2016. Different …

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Sharp Aquos 4K Next TV: RGBY panel, virtual 8K UHD upconversion

Ultra-high-definition televisions with 8K (7680*4320) resolution are expected to hit the market only sometimes in 2018, but Sharp this week introduced its new ultra-high-definition television that promises to upconvert FHD and 4K UHD video to virtual 8K resolution with the help of complex graphics rendering algorithms. The new TV also …

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Sharp is going to make 4K displays for smartphones

Many consumers felt that smartphone displays looked fine a few years back when 720p displays were the norm but still manufacturers swiftly pushed out 1080p, then 1440p and now by next year, we are going to be looking at smartphones with 4K displays. Sharp has announced plans to begin manufacturing …

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Nintendo looking to buy free form’ LCD screens from Sharp

Apparently, Nintendo is looking to buy ‘free form’ LCD screens from display manufacturer, Sharp. These new free form screens rearrange the circuitry throughout the display, allowing for more unusual shapes, breaking away from the traditional rectangle screens we see these days. According to The Japan Times, Nintendo could be planning …

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Sharp unveils world’s first ‘full-spec’ 8K LCD TV

Sharp Corp. this week demonstrated what it calls the world’s first television that supports all requirements of 8K super hi-vision broadcast. The LCD TV supports 7680*4320 resolution and is not expected to hit the market until 2018, when Japan Broadcasting Corp. (Nippon Hoso Kyokai, NHK) starts to broadcast in such …

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Sharp develops free-form IGZO displays

Nowadays displays are used virtually everywhere: modern offices, homes, stores, cars, planes, ships are just flooded with various devices that feature displays. But while liquid crystal displays (LCDs) have been on the market for over twenty years now, their shape has always been either square or rectangular. But that is …

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Shipments of 4K desktop monitors to reach two million in 2014

Thanks to dropping manufacturing costs leading to declines in average selling prices (ASPs), shipments of ultra-high-definition (UHD) desktop monitors with 4K resolution are expected to increase steadily this year. In the coming years, displays with UHD will continue to lose price and gain adoption, according to NPD DisplaySearch. Unfortunately, 4K …

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Sharp 60″ 4k TV coming in February

4K TV

HDTVs have been around long enough to become a staple in the living room of a contemporary family, so with people far less interested in 3D technology than manufacturers no doubt hoped, 4K resolution sets are beginning to appear. You’ll still be paying through the nose for them, but as …

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Sharp take cautious step back in tablet sector

The Apple machine continues to roll ahead, causing issues for some companies involved in the tablet sector. Sharp are stopping production of the ‘Galapagos’ tablet, only 9 months after it was released. Sharp have said that they will no longer produce the 5.5 inch and 10.8 inch tablets as the …

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