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Sharp takeover deal should be finalized by end of February, Foxconn CEO says

02/05/2016, 11:02 am

The Foxconn bid to take over Sharp is now only awaiting finalized details between the two parties, Foxconn's CEO Terry Gou told reporters on Friday, indicating that Innovation Network Corp. has indeed been cut out of the loop.

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Sharp leaning towards Foxconn takeover, but with no exclusive negotiations, CEO says

02/04/2016, 10:02 am

Sharp is indeed leaning towards a takeover by Apple's main manufactuing partner, Foxconn, but no exclusive negotiating rights have been offered, the company's CEO announced at a Thursday press conference.

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Sharp, Foxconn to enter talks over $5.5B takeover bid, report says

02/03/2016, 11:02 pm

Sharp reportedly plans to enter talks with Foxconn over a takeover bid that could be worth some $5.5 billion, suggesting an end is near for Foxconn's bidding war with Innovation Network Corporation of Japan.

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Innovation still undecided on Sharp rescue plans as Foxconn raises bid, tries to allay job fears

01/29/2016, 10:01 am

In the bidding war for Sharp, Innovation Network Corp. has yet to decide on a possible rescue plan, even as rival Foxconn is raising its bid and promising not to cut Japanese jobs, a report said on Friday.

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Sharp leaning towards Japan's Innovation over Foxconn in takeover bids - report

01/28/2016, 05:01 pm

Weighing takeover bids from both Taiwan's Foxconn and Innovation Network Corp. -- a fund backed by the Japanese government -- Sharp management is currently leaning in the second direction, a report said on Thursday.

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Apple a lurking factor in bidding war over Sharp, report suggests

01/22/2016, 01:01 pm

The two entities bidding for control of Sharp -- Hon Hai and Innovation Network Corp. -- are both ultimately doing so with Apple as a major factor, a report said on Friday.

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Apple assembler Foxconn bids $5.3 billion to take over iPhone display maker Sharp

01/21/2016, 08:01 am

In a potential merging of two key Apple suppliers, Foxconn has officially bid $5.3 billion to take over Sharp -- a move that would resolve the display maker's considerable growing debts.

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Foxconn may buy Sharp's LCD business, with assistance from Apple

09/23/2015, 10:09 am

Sharp's LCD spinoff may end up in the hands of manufacturing giant Foxconn, thanks to a potential investment by Apple, helping to give the iPhone maker greater control of its sprawling supply chain.

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Apple suppliers Sharp, Foxconn in talks for LCD partnership - report

08/24/2015, 12:08 pm

Japanese supplier Sharp is negotiating with Hon Hai Precision Industry -- better known as Foxconn -- on a deal that would see the former spin off its display panel business to create a new joint venture, according to a Monday report.

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Apple display supplier Sharp posts $1.9 billion annual loss, avoids collapse

05/14/2015, 09:05 am

One of Apple's key display suppliers, Sharp, posted an annual net loss of $1.9 billion on Thursday and cast doubt on its ability to keep operating, although it will continue to live on in the short-term thanks to investments by banks.

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New $1.4B Japan Display plant slated to open in 2016, likely dedicated to Apple

03/06/2015, 10:03 am

Component manufacturer Japan Display on Friday officially unveiled plans for a new $1.4 billion display plant in central Japan, with Apple reportedly investing in the facility to secure supplies of advanced LCD panels for its products.

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Rumor: 12.9" iPad is latest Apple device claimed to feature next-gen IGZO display

03/05/2015, 10:03 am

Apple's upcoming 12.9-inch iPad -- commonly referred to as the "iPad Pro" -- will make use of an oxide LCD, most popularly known as Sharp's IGZO display technology, a new report from the company's supply chain claims.

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Sharp LCD plant revelation casts doubt on Apple's use of IGZO displays

06/30/2014, 02:06 pm

Despite numerous reports that Apple is employing next-generation IGZO display panels in its iPad lineup, a weekend revelation that the iPhone maker has monopolized the output of a Sharp facility not known to produce IGZO components throws those assertions into question.

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Rumor: Apple taps Innolux to fill orders for 4.7" 'iPhone 6' displays

05/19/2014, 09:05 am

Taiwanese LCD manufacturer Innolux has beaten out rivals Sharp and Samsung in the race to supply 4.7-inch displays for Apple's next-generation iPhone, a Monday report said.

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Apple supplier Sharp strikes strategic deal with Samsung

05/14/2013, 09:05 am

Sharp, a key supplier of components that go into iPads and iPhones, lost $5.4 billion last year, prompting the Japanese display maker to increase its reliance on Apple's top rival, Samsung, in order to survive.

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Sharp cuts production of 9.7" iPad screens, demand may be shifting to Apple's iPad mini

01/18/2013, 08:01 am

Sharp is said to have "nearly halted" production of 9.7-inch panels for Apple's full-size iPad a change made as sales are predicted to shift to the 7.9-inch iPad mini.

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Sharp hypes IGZO displays, Apple called a 'prime candidate' to use

01/08/2013, 09:01 am

Sharp this week made its case to CES attendees that IGZO technology is the future of mobile displays, leading one market watcher to believe it's likely inevitable that Apple will adopt them.

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Apple may have invested $2 billion to aid struggling display maker Sharp

11/07/2012, 08:11 am

Apple's annual capital expenditures report came in $2.3 billion higher than anticipated, which has led one analyst to believe Apple could have put a significant amount of money into key but struggling supplier Sharp.

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Sharp says iPhone 5 displays being made for Apple in 'adequate volumes'

09/28/2012, 09:09 am

An executive with LCD maker Sharp has indicated that his company is not having problems supplying displays to Apple for the iPhone 5.

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Sharp hits delays producing screens for Apple's next iPhone - WSJ

08/31/2012, 07:08 am

LCD maker Sharp Corp. has not yet started mass producing displays for Apple's next iPhone, prompting concerns of a component shortage ahead of the device's anticipated launch, according to a new report.

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