Sharp has announced details about its state-of-the-art 7-inch MEMS-IGZO display tablet, which is heading our way in the first half of 2015. We have the breakdown of how the tech works, and what it means for future tablets.
The Sharp Aquos Pad SH-08E made its debut as the newest 7-inch Android tablet available through NTT DoCoMo. It comes pre-loaded with Android 4.2 and equipped with a 1920x1200 pixel resolution 7-inch IGZO display.
Samsung gains access to IGZO technologies after investing $112 million in Sharp
Qualcomm inked a deal with Sharp earlier this week that says they'll own as much as 5% of the company if the Japanese display maker can get back to good health. According to Retuers, Hon Hai, better known as Foxconn, is still interested in investing in Sharp, despite the fact that Foxconn signed a deal with the American chip designer.
Qualcomm buys 2.6% stake in Sharp, may double that if everything goes to plan
Qualcomm, the chip designer, has allegedly agreed to purchase 5 billion Japanese yen worth of Sharp stock. That's roughly $61 million or about 2.6% of the company. Now we know what you're thinking, why is Qualcomm getting in the screen business? They're actually not, they just want to make sure that Sharp stays afloat.
IGZO-powered Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E to start shipping in Japan on November 29
Despite being knee-deep in debt and on the verge of bankruptcy, Sharp is still hard at work in promoting new Android devices with quite the innovative specs. The Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E is the company’s new Japanese flagship phone and will hit the market on November 29.
Sharp exec says the company has finally received orders for their IGZO displays
When it comes to displays, there are only four companies you should care about: Sharp, Samsung, LG, and Japan Display Incorporated. The last one, known as JDI for short, is actually a joint venture made up of Sony, Hitachi, and Toshiba. These four companies each have their own distint innovations. Samsung for example, they're known for AMOLED. JDI, they're making ultra high resolution LCD panels. LG is seen as being one of Apple's largest supplier. And then there's Sharp.
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