Sharp Corporation

Sharp Corporation (シャープ株式会社, Shāpu Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese multinational corporation that designs and manufactures electronic products, headquartered in Sakai-ku, Sakai, Osaka Prefecture. Since 2016 it has been majority owned by the Taiwan-based Foxconn Group.[3][4][5] Sharp employs more than 50,000 people worldwide. The company was founded in September 1912 in Tokyo and takes its name from one of its founder's first Ever-Sharp mechanical pencil, which was invented by Tokuji Hayakawa in 1915.

Sharp Corporation
Native name
シャープ株式会社
Shāpu kabushiki gaisha
FormerlyHayakawa Metal Works (1924–1942)
Hayakawa Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (1942–1970)
Sharp Electric Co. (spin-off) (1956–1967)
TypePublic KK
TYO: 6753
Nikkei 225 Component
IndustryConsumer electronics
Founded15 September 1912; 109 years ago (1912-09-15)
Tokyo, Japan[1]
FounderTokuji Hayakawa[1]
HeadquartersSakai-ku Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Tai Jeng-wu
(Chairman and CEO)
Katsuaki Nomura
(President and COO)
ProductsTelevisions, audiovisual, home appliances, information equipment, ICs, solar cells, mobile phones, fax machines, electronic components, calculators, LCD panels, personal computers, pumps
Revenue ¥2.27 trillion (2020)[2]
¥52.77 billion (2020)[2]
¥20.96 billion (2020)[2]
Total assets ¥1.83 trillion (2020)[2]
Total equity ¥364.59 billion (2020)[2]
OwnerFoxconn (65.93%)
Number of employees
52,876 (2020) (Foxconn 803,126)[2]
SubsidiariesDynabook Inc.
Websiteglobal.sharp sharpconsumer.com

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