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Topic: Sharp

Apple diversifying supply of Face ID camera providers for 2018 iPhone line

02/08/2018, 08:02 am

Reports from the supply chain suggest that Apple is widening its supplier lists for the 2018 iPhone lineup, with the new report also saying that LG Innotek will be the main vendor instead of Sharp.


Samsung faces increased competition from LG Display, Sharp for future iPhone OLED panel orders

01/12/2018, 08:01 am

Samsung may soon face increased competition from its display production rivals, with a report claiming LG Display and other manufacturers are stepping up their OLED panel efforts to try and secure future orders from Apple to supply screen components for future iPhones.


Proposed deal would give Foxconn 25%, Apple 20% of Toshiba's chip division

09/07/2017, 09:09 am

Foxconn is pressing hard for a deal that would give it 25 percent of Toshiba's chip manufacturing business -- an arrangement that would end up with Apple controlling 20 percent of the equity as well.


Apple supplier Foxconn planning $10B US investment, eyeing six states for display plant

06/22/2017, 12:06 pm

Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn, is reportedly planning to invest $10 billion or more across several U.S. states, although the company is still deciding on which ones -- including where to put a $7 billion display plant.


Apple assembler Foxconn sees quarterly revenues surge on high iPhone sales

03/31/2017, 10:03 am

Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn, reportedly saw its net income jump 30 percent to $2.3 billion in the December quarter, fueled heavily by the first full quarter of iPhone 7 sales.


Report confirms Sharp pouring $878M into in OLED production ahead of 'iPhone 8'

03/07/2017, 09:03 am

Sources familiar with the matter have confirmed that Sharp is investing 1 trillion yen into OLED screen production, more than a month after reports circulated that it was planning to do so.


Sharp said to take lead role in $7 billion US manufacturing plant construction

02/08/2017, 09:02 am

A long-discussed manufacturing plant, said to be built by Apple manufacturer Foxconn or its subsidiary Sharp, may break ground as soon as the summer of 2017 with Sharp at the helm, according to a new report


Apple display supplier Sharp turns first profits in years under Foxconn control

02/03/2017, 01:02 pm

Japan's beleaguered Sharp, a regular Apple LCD supplier, generated its first quarterly net profits in two years during the December quarter -- its first under the management of Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn.


Apple suppliers Foxconn, Sharp, TSMC all weigh building manufacturing plants in USA

01/13/2017, 08:01 am

Three of Apple's key suppliers -- Foxconn and its subsidiary Sharp, as well as chipmaker TSMC --have all expressed interest in taking advantage of business-friendly incentives proposed by incoming U.S. President Donald Trump, though no commitments have been made.


As OLED iPhone rumors swirl, Apple supplier Sharp sinks $864M into display tech

01/09/2017, 09:01 am

Foxconn-owned Sharp is reportedly planning to invest 100 billion yen, or about $864 million U.S., into setting up an OLED production line, amidst expectations that Apple's "iPhone 8" will switch from LCD display technology to OLED.


Foxconn/Sharp may boost Kantatsu stake to win more iPhone camera lens orders from Apple

12/29/2016, 09:12 am

Foxconn-owned Sharp is likely to increase its investment in a Japanese lens module maker, Kantatsu, in a bid to win iPhone orders away from Taiwan's Largan Precision, a report said on Thursday.


Apple asks OLED suppliers to increase output in anticipation of curved 'iPhone 8' in 2017

11/28/2016, 09:11 am

Apple is said to be exploring more than 10 potential prototype models in anticipation of next year's 10th anniversary of the iPhone, with the company eyeing an OLED-display curved "iPhone 8" for launch in 2017.


Sharp in talks with Apple for anticipated switch to OLED display iPhones

09/30/2016, 08:09 am

On the heels of news that Sharp plans to invest more than a half-billion dollars in OLED technology, a new report reveals the company is in talks with Apple to supply OLED displays for a future iPhone, suggesting the two items are strongly correlated.


Sharp to invest $568M in OLED technology in 2018

09/30/2016, 12:09 am

Apple display supplier Sharp on Thursday announced plans to invest 57.4 billion yen (about $568 million) in its OLED business as soon as the second quarter of 2018.


Apple manufacturer Foxconn posts drop in profit with blame unclear

08/12/2016, 09:08 am

Foxconn continues to post disappointing earnings reports in 2016, with analysts pointing to the decrease in iPhone orders as the prime culprit -- but the actual reason isn't clear, according to the company.


Apple partner Foxconn's $3.8B Sharp buyout approved by China

08/11/2016, 02:08 pm

After months of speculation and delays, the Chinese anti-monopoly agency has approved the $3.8 billion merger between Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn and display technology company Sharp.


Samsung, Sharp plan to ramp up OLED production ahead of Apple's rumored all-glass 2017 iPhone

06/22/2016, 03:06 pm

With rumors continuing to suggest Apple plans to introduce an all-new iPhone design with an OLED display next year, it's likely not a coincidence that display suppliers Samsung and Sharp are both indicating they plan to expand OLED shipments before the end of 2017.


As Apple display partner Sharp continues to bleed, new owner Foxconn shakes up management

05/12/2016, 02:05 pm

While display panel maker Sharp continues to lose money, the Japanese company faces a sweeping management reorganization under the thumb of its new owner, Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn.


Apple partner Foxconn finally seals the deal with Sharp for $3.5B

03/30/2016, 01:03 pm

Two key Apple suppliers will officially join forces, as Foxconn has entered into a deal to purchase display maker Sharp for $3.5 billion, bringing to an end months of speculation and negotiations.


Foxconn asks banks for compromises to make Sharp takeover deal work

03/15/2016, 02:03 pm

Apple's biggest manufacturing partner, Foxconn, is angling for compromises from two key lenders before it goes ahead with its planned takeover of Sharp, a report said on Tuesday.