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1990 - 1999

  • Establishes Sharp Corporation (Taiwan) (SCOT) as sales base in Taiwan
  • Establishes Sharp Laboratories of Europe, Ltd. (SLE) as base to conduct basic research in the UK
  • Launches Liquid Crystal Display Group
  • SUKM receives the UK Queen’s Award for Export and Technology
  • Establishes Sharp International Finance (U.K.) Plc. (SIF) as financial subsidiary in the UK
  • Establishes Sharp Burotype Machines S.A. (SBM) as sales base in France (name changed to Sharp Electronics France S.A. [SEF] in 1991)
  • Establishes Sharp Electronics (Italia) S.p.A. (SEIS) as sales base in Italy
  • Company-wide small-group activities renamed Sharp CATS (Creative Action Teams)
  • Establishes childcare leave system
  • Achieves non-consolidated net sales of 1 trillion yen (fiscal 1989)
  • Establishes Sharp Electronics Benelux B.V. as sales base in the Netherlands
  • Begins production at color TFT LCD plant (NF-1 production line) at Advanced Development and Planning Center
  • Establishes Sharp Electronic Components (Taiwan) Corporation (SECT) as electronic components sales base, and Sharp Technology (Taiwan) Co., Ltd. (STT) as IC design and development base (STT liquidated in 2007)
  • Ties up with Intel Corporation in flash memory business
  • Establishes Sharp Live Electronics Sales Corporation
  • Establishes Shanghai Sharp Air-Conditioning Systems Co., Ltd. (SSAC) as manufacturing base in China (name changed to Shanghai Sharp Electronics Co., Ltd. [SSEC] in 1994)
  • Constructs Makuhari Building
  • Establishes Sharp Thebnakorn Manufacturing (Thailand) (STTM) as production division of STCL
  • Begins production at Fukuyama Plant using 0.6 μm process design rules
  • Establishes Sharp Office Equipments (Changshu) Co., Ltd. (SOCC) as manufacturing base in China
  • Develops industry’s first reflective TFT LCD requiring no backlight
  • Establishes Wuxi Sharp Electronic Components Co., Ltd. (WSEC) as manufacturing base in China
  • Establishes P.T. Sharp Yasonta Indonesia (SYI) as manufacturing base, and P.T. Sharp Yasonta Antarnusa (SYA) as sales base in Indonesia (the two merged to form P.T. Sharp Electronics Indonesia [SEID] in 2005)
  • Establishes Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc. (SLA) as research base in the US
  • Establishes P.T. Sharp Semiconductor Indonesia (SSI) as manufacturing base for semiconductors in Indonesia
  • Begins operations at Mie Plant for mass production of LCDs
  • Establishes Sharp Electronics (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (SEM) as combined R&D base and parts supplier in Malaysia
  • Establishes Nanjing Sharp Electronics Co., Ltd. (NSEC) as manufacturing base in China
  • Official Sharp Internet website opens
  • All Sharp production bases in Japan certified for ISO 14001
  • Establishes Shanghai Sharp Mold and Manufacturing Systems Co., Ltd. (SSMC) as manufacturing base in China
  • Establishes Sharp Electrónica Mexico S.A. de C.V. (SEMEX) as manufacturing base in Mexico
  • Launches Environmental Protection Group and starts 3G-1R Strategy
  • Introduces integrated distribution system in Japan
  • Establishes Sharp Middle East Free Zone Establishment (SMEF) as sales base in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Jointly develops world’s first CG-Silicon (continuous grain silicon) technology with Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
  • Develops and begins mass production of world’s first stacked CSP (chip size package)
  • Establishes Sharp Document Systems Corporation and Sharp Amenity Systems Corporation
  • Corporate Senior Executive Director Katsuhiko Machida named president, President Haruo Tsuji named corporate advisor
  • Formulates Sharp Business Standards and Action Guidelines
  • Establishes Sharp Electronics Marketing Corporation
  • President Machida declares that by 2005 all TVs Sharp sells in Japan will be LCD TVs
  • Launches Sharp Space Town information service
  • Develops 1-bit amplifier technology for reproducing ultra high-fidelity sound
  • Establishes Sharp Electronics Inc. of Korea (SEI) as sales base in Korea
  • Establishes Sharp Software Development India Pvt. Ltd. (SSDI) as software development company in India
  • Publishes first Environmental Report

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