Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group said it was still negotiating a deal for greater cooperation with Sharp, despite the Japanese display maker securing a $110 million investment to supply LCD panels to rival Samsung Electronics.
Ultra HD and OLED televisions were all the rage at CES 2013, but gaping at these incredible TVs on a show floor will probably have to do for the foreseeable future.
Sharp's TV lineup will offer loads of big-screen options this year, but its IGZO displays for mobile devices may have a bigger impact.
China's Foxconn manufacturing sites are expanding based on cheap labor, while Japan's older, traditional Sharp plants hang on through cost-cutting measures.
Factories may not be able to ramp up fast enough to meet the demand for a refreshed iPhone.
The new technology will enter production this year and easily surpasses Apple's retina displays.
A new 1080p HDTV will cost you anywhere from $500 to $11,000. In some cases, spending extra cash will go towards obvious differences. In other cases, you'll be paying for features you may not need.
Sharp has the HDTV market cornered in terms of absolutely huge sets, with its latest entry being the 90-inch, LED-backlit, Wi-Fi-enabled LC-90LE745U.