Company Information

Outline of Sharp Group

Sharp’s business activities comprise “electric and electronic application equipment” (i.e., end-user consumer products and information electronics) and “Electronic Components” (i.e., key components of electronic products).By undertaking the development both of key devices based on proprietary technologies and of products in which these devices and technologies are applied, Sharp aims to inspire and impress its customers. The company is working actively to develop its business by pioneering new markets and by bringing forth never-before-seen, uniquely featured products and devices.

Corporate Name Sharp Corporation
Head Office 1 Takumi-cho, Sakai-ku, Sakai City, Osaka
590-8522, Japan Tel. +81-72-282-1221
Representative Jeng-Wu Tai, Chairman & CEO
Katsuaki Nomura, President & COO
Operations Mainly manufacturing and sales of telecommunications equipment, electric and electronic application equipment, and electronic components.
Founding September 15, 1912
Origin of Company Name Mr. Hayakawa continued to research and improve the techniques for making metal writing instruments, and in 1915, he invented a mechanical pencil that, after further improvements, would take the world by storm. In 1916, Mr.Hayakawa's mechanical pencil was named the "Ever-Ready Sharp Pencil." The present name of the company and its trademark are derived from that product.
Incorporation In May 1935, the structure of the company was modified to become a joint-stock corporation under the name Hayakawa Metal Works Institute Co.
(capitalization: 300,000 yen.)
Capital Stock 5 billion yen (as of June 30, 2021)
Sales 2,425,910 million yen (consolidated)
1,179,143 million yen (unconsolidated)
(Fiscal 2020 Financial Results)
Employees Consolidated: 49,965 (as of June 30, 2021)

Japan: 18,756 (Sharp Corporation 5,906/ other Consolidated 12,850)

Overseas: 31,209 (Consolidated)

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Operating Profit

Profit Attributable Owners of Parent (Loss)

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Main Products and Services

Main Products and Services (Bland Businesses)

Smart Life

AIoT-compatible smart appliances

Industrial Solar Power System

8K Ecosystem


Digital full-color MFP



5G smartphone


AIoT platform

Main Products and Services (Device Businesses)

Display Devices

Outdoor signage (smart bus stop)

Transparent Display Partition

Free Form Display

Electronic Devices

Smartphone with multiple camera modules

CMOS image sensor

Semiconductor integrated circuit

IoT module