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Qualcomm buys 2.6% stake in Sharp, may double that if everything goes to plan

by: ŠtefanDecember 4, 2012
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.
 
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IGZO-powered Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E to start shipping in Japan on November 29

by: AdrianNovember 27, 2012
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.
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Sharp exec says the company has finally received orders for their IGZO displays

by: ŠtefanNovember 23, 2012
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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Meizu MX2 coming on November 13 with quad-core Exynos CPU, 2 GB of RAM and up to 64 GB of storage

by: AdrianNovember 12, 2012
While many big-time Western-based smartphone manufacturers are simply struggling to survive, the smaller Chinese companies are growing and growing. And not just in the low-range budget-friendly niche, but also in the high-end sector, where Huawei, Oppo and Xiaomi have made quite the splashes lately.
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AUO showcases world’s thinnest bezel display, who will use it first?

by: AdrianOctober 29, 2012
With the already high stakes in the patent wars increasing by the day, the debates over what is true innovation are getting more confusing than ever, especially for regular users. Still, it’s not as difficult as one would think to invent, reinvent and push technology limits.
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Japan-bound Sharp Aquos Pad SHT21 is the first low-power IGZO panel tablet

by: AdrianOctober 17, 2012
After unveiling the world’s first ever smartphone sporting an IGZO panel last week, Sharp continues its mission to make the new technology popular by introducing the first tablet with such a display. The Aquos Pad SHT21 is the name of the 7-inch tab scheduled to get a Japanese launch on KDDI sometime in mid-December, and, while it will probably never get out of Asia, we can’t stop drooling over it.
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NTT DoCoMo unveils Sharp SH-02E, the world’s first phone with an IGZO panel

by: AdrianOctober 11, 2012
The first ever gadget to actually sport an IGZO display is a much less glamorous one than we'd have expected, although it’s still worth a quick look. The Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E has just been unveiled by NTT DoCoMo as part of the Japanese carrier’s fall line-up of smartphones, and, aside from the high-res low power screen, it also holds other aces up its sleeve.
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Sharp IGZO displays developed for smartphone and tablet use

by: Chris SmithJune 5, 2012

IGZO, short for indium gallium zinc oxide, is a new display technology currently developed by Sharp in collaboration with Semiconductor Energy Laboratory, that could soon be used in future smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices.

IGZO displays can apparently offer “high crystallinity” as well as “higher resolutions, low power consumptions and higher performance touchscreens.” According to EE Times Asia, the new technology is different than current amorphous IGZO semiconductors tech:

This jointly developed new IGZO technology imparts crystallinity in an oxide semiconductor composed of indium (In), gallium (Ga) and zinc (Zn). [...]

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