Your browser is not Javascript enable or you have turn it off. We recommend you to activate for better security reason<div class="billede"><img src="pictures/mini-sharplogo.jpg" alt="Samsung invests in Sharp"></div>Samsung invests $112 m. in Sharp's LCD business - FlatpanelsHD Samsung invests in SharpSamsung invests $112 m. in Sharp's LCD business">

Samsung invests in Sharp
Samsung invests $112 m. in Sharp's LCD business

12 Mar 2013 | Rasmus Larsen |

In a surprising move, Samsung and Sharp have entered an agreement where Samsung invests 10.4 billion Yen (around $112 million) in Sharp’s LCD business.

Samsung & Sharp's LCD deal

Samsung and Sharp have traditionally been competitors with its different variations of the VA LCD panel technology but that is over. Samsung and Sharp are now about to start collaborating on LCDs.

Sharp IGZO
Samsung has invested in Sharp, but the deal has nothing to do with Sharp’s impressive IGZO based LCDs, sources say


Samsung has invested 10.4 billion Yen (around $112 million USD) which gives Samsung a 3 % stake in Sharp. It also makes Samsung the fifth largest stakeholder in Sharp. The agreement will give Samsung access to LCD panels form Sharp, in particular 32” panels. Sharp will use the money to expand production of smartphone and TV panels. Sources in the industry say that it has nothing to do with Sharp’s IGZO technology.

Sharp and Hon Hai (Foxconn) are also currently negotiating a deal where Hon Hai aims to invest in Sharp. Qualcomm recently invested $120 million in Sharp. Sharp and Samsung’s deal will be finalized on March 28, 2013 and will run through 2013 to March 2015.

- Source: Sharp



Latest news

F1 TV

F1 TV gets AirPlay, Chromecast support – Apple TV, Android TV, FireTV apps coming later

09 Mar 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Sony X95J

Sony 2021 TV line-up

08 Mar 2021 | Flatpanels |
Apple TV Arcade

Rumor: New Apple TV hardware at March 23 event

08 Mar 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
TV energy labels

New TV energy labels: Before and after

05 Mar 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Xbox Series X energy

Report: Xbox Series X/S 'instant on' could cost users $500m in the US alone

04 Mar 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Mimi on Philips TV

Philips 2021 TVs can match sound to your individual hearing profile

04 Mar 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Reavon UHD Blu-ray players

Two new UHD Blu-ray players from newcomer Reavon launching in April

03 Mar 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
PlayStation Video

Sony PlayStation Store will no longer offer movie purchases & rentals

03 Mar 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |