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Sharp Boosts OLED-Investment to $878 Million Ahead of ‘iPhone 8’ Debut

According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Sharp is getting ready to invest $878 million in an expanded plan to build organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays, a technology Apple is widely rumoured to adopt for its ‘iPhone 8’ later this year. It is believed that the Japanese display maker’s decision is targeted at selling the...

Sharp to Make OLED Screens For Future iPhones At Foxconn Factory [REPORT]

Taiwan-based Foxconn and its subsidiary, Sharp of Japan, have been studying the feasibility of building an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) plant in Zhengzhou, in China’s Henan Province, according to a new report from DigiTimes. “iPhone 8” concept by Veniamin Geskin. In a report posted from Japan’s Nikkei Asian Review, the news outlet said that the plan […]

Foxconn and Sharp to Build $8.8 Billion LCD Factory in China

According to a Reuters report, Apple’s largest contract manufacturer Foxconn is planning to build an $8.8 billion factory in collaboration with Sharp in China, that will produce advanced liquid-crystal displays (LCDs). The project is aimed at increasing production to meet rising demand for large-screen LCD TVs and monitors in Asia. The $8.8 billion investment to build the flat-panel...

Next Gen iPhones to Ship with OLED Displays, Confirms Sharp

While speaking to students at Tatung University during a ceremony in which he was awarded an honorary doctorate degree, Sharp President Tai Jeng-wu confirmed that the next generation of iPhones will ship with advanced organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays, Nikkei Asian Review is reporting. Mr. Tai, who was also an executive at Sharp's parent company Foxconn, said that if Apple doesn't...

Apple in Talks with Sharp about OLED Displays for ‘iPhone 8’

Bloomberg reports that Apple has started negotiations about OLED displays with Sharp for the next-generation iPhone. Apple is widely expected to release an iPhone featuring an OLED display next year. According to Bloomberg's sources, the OLED arrangement would depend on Sharp's output capacity. Sharp would be one of Apple's OLED display suppliers for the next-generation...

Apple Supplier Sharp to Begin Shipping OLED Displays Next Year

Apple display supplier Sharp will begin shipping OLED display panels, says Terry Gou, chairman of Foxconn, which recently acquired the manufacturer (via Nikkei). Since rumour has it Apple may use OLED displays for next year's iPhone, this seems to underpin that whisper, although Gou didn't specifically mention whether its biggest client will use Sharp's panels...

Foxconn’s Takeover of Sharp May Have Future iPhone Implications

The actual reasons why Apple supplier Foxconn acquired a majority stake in the struggling Japanese display manufacturer Sharp for roughly $3.5 billion may not be known, but analysts have thought of at least two: (1) future iPhone displays and (2) OLED display manufacturing market share (via the WSJ, Korea Economic Daily). As reported yesterday by the...

Apple Supplier Foxconn to Acquire Sharp for $3.5 Billion

In an interesting turn of events not necessarily in the favour of Sharp, Foxconn has agreed to take over the struggling Japanese manufacturer for roughly $3.5 billion. That's $2.5 billion short of its initial offering (via the Wall Street Journal). The deal marks an end of months of negotiations and a victory for Foxconn, which has been...

Sharp to Accept Foxconn’s $6 Billion Takeover Bid

Japanese news agency Nikkei reports that on Thursday morning Sharp's board accepted Foxconn's takeover bid of 700 billion yen (roughly $6.2 billion). The Wall Street Journal has knowledge of an "almost $6 billion" bid and also reveals that Foxconn may yet have second thoughts about the offer. In a statement issued a few hours later, Foxconn said it...