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Sharp Corporation

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Sharp Corporation (シャープ株式会社, Shāpu Kabushiki-gaisha) is a multinational corporation of Taiwan-based Foxconn Group.[3][4][5] 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.[6][7][8] Sharp employs more than 50,000 people worldwide. The company was founded in September 1912 in Tokyo and takes its name from the Ever-Sharp mechanical pencil, which was invented by company founder Tokuji Hayakawa in 1915.

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Sharp Corporation
Native name
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; 110 years ago (1912-09-15)
Tokyo, Japan[1]
FounderTokuji Hayakawa[1]
HeadquartersSakai-ku Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Area served
Key people
Po-Hsuan Wu
(President and CEO)
Masahiro Okitsu
(Executive Vice President)
ProductsTelevisions, audiovisual, home appliances, information equipment, ICs, solar cells, mobile phones, fax machines, electronic components, calculators, LCD panels, personal computers, pumps
RevenueDecrease ¥2.27 trillion (2020)[2]
Increase ¥52.77 billion (2020)[2]
Increase ¥20.96 billion (2020)[2]
Total assetsDecrease ¥1.83 trillion (2020)[2]
Total equityIncrease ¥364.59 billion (2020)[2]
OwnerFoxconn (65.93%)
Number of employees
52,876 (2020) (Foxconn 803,126)[2]
SubsidiariesDynabook Inc.