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2010 -

  • Akira Saeki, corporate senior advisor and former president, passes away
  • Develops high-conversion-efficiency solar cells
  • Starts production of solar cells at Green Front Sakai
  • Solar cell business recognized as IEEE Milestone
  • Establishes Sharp Corporation Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (SCMEX) as sales base in Mexico
  • Establishes Enel Green Power & Sharp Solar Energy S.r.l. (ESSE) as independent power producer in Italy
  • Establishes 3 Sun S.r.l. as manufacturing base in Italy
  • Establishes Sharp Electronics Research & Development (Nanjing) Co., Ltd. (SERD) as design and development base in China
  • Acquires Recurrent Energy, LLC, a US developer of solar power plants
  • Establishes Sharp Laboratories of China Co., Ltd. (SLC) as R&D base in China
  • Establishes Sharp Solar Maintenance Asia Co., Ltd. (SSMA) as maintenance company for solar power plants in Thailand
  • Establishes Sharp Brasil Comércio e Distribuição de Artigos Eletrônicos Ltda. (SBCD) as sales base in Brazil
  • Establishes Sharp (China) Investment Co., Ltd. (SCIC) as Chinese headquarters
  • Executive Managing Officer Takashi Okuda named president; President Mikio Katayama named chairman
  • Starts mass production of LCD panels using IGZO (oxide semiconductor) technology
  • Establishes Sharp Electronics (Europe) Limited (SEE) as European headquarters in the UK
  • Celebrates 100th anniversary of company founding
  • Forms capital alliance with Qualcomm Incorporated and signs joint development agreement for next-generation MEMS displays
  • Reorganizes Japanese domestic sales companies: establishes Sharp Business Solutions Corporation (SBS) to handle B2B sales; changes name of solar and energy-related sales company to Sharp Energy Solutions Corporation (SESJ)
  • Strengthens alliance with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. in LCD business and forms capital alliance with its Japanese subsidiary Samsung Electronics Japan Co., Ltd.
  • Crystal Clear Solar, a joint venture of Sharp and Fuyo General Lease Co., Ltd., starts operation of solar power plants in Osaka and several other locations in Japan
  • Starts production of IGZO LCD panels for notebook PCs
  • Construction completed on solar power plant in Thailand
  • Executive Vice President Kozo Takashi named president; Takashi Okuda named chairman
  • Enters into LED and laser diode patent cross-licensing agreement with OSRAM GmbH
  • Starts operations of new home appliance plant in Karawang, Indonesia
  • Enters into collaborative partnership with Denso Corporation, forms capital alliances with Makita Corporation and Lixil Corporation, and issues new shares through third-party allotment with the three companies
  • Increases capital through public stock offering
  • 50th anniversary since releasing the first calculator in Japan
  • Develops Free-Form Display that enables the creation of new display designs to match a variety of applications
  • 14-Inch TFT-LCD Recognized as IEEE Milestone
  • Opens multipurpose space for solution proposals at "ABENO HARUKAS" (Abeno-ku, Osaka), the tallest building complex in Japan
  • Representative Director and Executive Vice President Shigeaki Mizushima named chairman
  • Issuance of Class Shares by third party allotment to Mizuho Bank Ltd., The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ. Ltd., and Japan Industrial Solutions
  • New FFD (Free Form Display) technology developed allowing designers to integrate a display of virtually any shape into their products
  • Crystal Clear Solar, a joint venture of Sharp and Fuyo General Lease Co., Ltd., expands operation area of solar power plants to Hokkaido and other locations in Japan
  • Industry first products such as "AQUOS 4K NEXT" 4K LCD TV realizing 8K equivalent display, "Healsio Hotcook" and "DC Hybrid Air Conditioner" introduced
  • World's first Plasmacluster Air Purifier with Mosquito catcher without using chemicals introduced to Japanese market (introduced to ASEAN market in September 2015)
  • Announces strategic alliance with Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Reassignment to 2nd Section from 1st Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange
  • Head office relocated from Osaka City (22-22, Nagaike-cho, Abeno-ku, Osaka City) to Sakai City (1 Takumi-cho, Sakai-ku, Sakai City)
  • Sharp's shares of 388.8 billion yen in total subscribed to Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. and 3 others
  • J.W. Tai (Executive V.P. of Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.) named president

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