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Sharp Corporation
Native name
Shāpu kabushiki gaisha
Hayakawa Metal Works (1924–1942)
Hayakawa Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (1942–1970)
Sharp Electric Co. (spin-off) (1956–1967)
Public KK
Traded as TYO: 6753
Industry Consumer electronics
Founded 15 September 1912; 109 years ago (1912-09-15)
Tokyo, Japan
Founder Tokuji Hayakawa
Headquarters Sakai-ku, Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Area served
Key people
Jeng-wu Tai
Products Televisions, audiovisual, home appliances, information equipment, ICs, solar cells, mobile phones, fax machines, electronic components, calculators, LCD panels, Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicles (A-UGV)
Revenue Decrease ¥2.050 trillion (2017)
Operating income
Increase ¥34.67 billion (2017)
Decrease ¥-24.87 billion (2017)
Total assets Increase ¥1.773 trillion (2017)
Total equity Increase ¥294.1 billion (2017)
Owner Foxconn (65.93%)
Number of employees
41,898 (2018) (Foxconn 803,126)

Sharp Corporation (シャープ株式会社 , Shāpu Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese multinational corporation that designs and manufactures electronic products. It is headquartered in Sakai-ku, Sakai, Osaka Prefecture. Since 2016 it has been majority owned by the Taiwan-based Foxconn Group. Sharp employs more than 50,000 people worldwide.

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