The Sharp Corporation was founded in 1912 by Tokuji Hayakawa and takes its name from one our founder’s first invention, the Ever Sharp propelling pencil, developed in 1915. Today, Sharp is a worldwide developer of core technologies that play an integral role in the development of digital technology such as optoelectronics, infrared, semiconductors, digital MFD’s LCD display panels and solar technology and currently transforming to People-oriented IoT Company.
Sharp’s founder, Tokuji Hayakawa, establishes a metal works in Tokyo.
Tokuji Hayakawa invents the Ever-Sharp Pencil. (Mechanical Pencil)
Japan’s first Crystal radio.
Japan’s first TV.
World’s first All-transistor Desktop calculator.
Development of the world’s first COS electronic calculator incorporating an LCD.
World’s first Long-Life Laser diode.
World’s first 14-inch Large-Screen, color TFT LCD unit.
Worlds’ first Camera Module For Mobile phone.
World’s first Water oven for home use.
World’s first Dual View LCD panel.
Largest Screen Size 108inch LCD TV (as of March 2007)
Multi-screen display system with the world's thinnest system frame width of 6.5 mm
Sharp released the Freestyle AQUOS, a TV that users can easily set up in their preferred location at home.
Sharp embarked on the development of robotic home appliances that bring comfort and peace of mind to daily life through advanced functions.
This AQUOS brand 4K-compatible LCD TV employs the 4K Moth Eye®*1 panel and the AQUOS 4K-Master Engine Pro, a new image processing circuit.
Sharp released the IG-GTA20 ceiling-installed*1 Plasmacluster Ion generator, which includes an LED light and deodorizes and eliminates*2 odor-causing bacteria.
Sharp released the AQUOS 4K, with a 4K LCD panel. Enable 8K-equivalent resolution*2, as well as the world's first*3 8K upscaling circuit for rendering 8K images.