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Sharp turns to robots, farming to supplement its TV ventures

Ailing Japanese TV maker Sharp says it will try to break into a host of new industries, from industrial cleaning robots to raising strawberries, to supplement its core LCD business.

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Foxconn's Hon Hai sets up new research center in Sharp's backyard

Foxconn's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. has set up a new research center devoted to display and touch technologies in Japan that could end up hiring staff away from Sharp.

Ailing Sharp sacks chief, vows turnaround on robots, LCDs

Japan's Sharp booked another huge loss on Tuesday, and unveiled its latest turnaround plan, which includes relying on partnerships with Samsung Electronics and Foxconn Technology Group for business, sacking top management, and expanding into new fields such as robotics.

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Foxconn's Hon Hai earns record annual profit

Foxconn's Hon Hai Precision Industry posted record annual profits last year, a sign that production of Apple products remains strong despite heightened competition. However, Foxconn's deal with Sharp appears to be in jeopardy.

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Foxconn still in talks for Sharp stake, despite Samsung deal

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.

OLED and 4K at CES 2013: The fantasy and the reality (video)

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.

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Sharp stays big with its 2013 TVs, with 4K coming mid-year (video)

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.

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Sharp warns it may collapse; surprises few

Japan's Sharp, a major supplier of LCD displays to Apple and other manufacturers, has warned that it may not survive if it can't turn around its business, an admission that caught few off guard.

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Tech factory contrast: Foxconn ascends, while Sharp struggles

China's Foxconn manufacturing sites are expanding based on cheap labor, while Japan's older, traditional Sharp plants hang on through cost-cutting measures.

Next iPhone Screen Production Delayed By Sharp, Reports Say

Factories may not be able to ramp up fast enough to meet the demand for a refreshed iPhone.

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