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Sharp & Apple in display production dispute

14 July, 2014 | Read the news | Post your comment
Sharp & Apple in display production dispute - read the full textSharp has been producing screens for Apple for quite some time now, so much so that an entire plant in Kameyama Japan is dedicated to making screens for the Cupertino-based tech company. Sharp is looking to produce screens for other companies, and wants to buy back some of the production...


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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-07-15 21:58 from QYn6 - click to readThe reality that Samsung has invested big dollars in Sharp. They own 3% share of Sharp now!!!

Sharp already makes 32" screens for Samsung and Sharp is now making some other small device screens for Samsung too. Apple is SoL now with Samsung having part of the say so in Sharp over them!!! ;-P Apple and Sharp are now fighting, because Apple thinks they own Sharp and IZGO screens. But.... Sharp is fighting back and telling Apple to take a hike if they can't accept the fact that they have to sell screens to more than just Apple to stay in business if Apple continues to spread screen production to Japan Display, LG and Sharp, they could be out of business if they can't sell screens to Samsung!!! Sorry Apple.... being a Big Bully doesn't work anymore with SHARP!!!

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  • 2014-08-27 16:16
  • 4mMa

I would say that you and I are 50/50 correct in some ways.

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  • 2014-07-16 18:32
  • 4SSC

Ah, thank you for the website's article, now I know where to search for technologies related news.

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  • 2014-07-16 18:31
  • 4SSC

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-07-15 21:58 from QYn6 - click to readIt is not a hard condition but dumb condition. Just proves that Apple is not prepared for competition.

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  • 2014-07-16 12:29
  • DBAa

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-07-15 20:23 from qnGk - click to readSamsung don't produce displays? You must be drunk buddy.

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  • 2014-07-16 12:27
  • DBAa

its not a hard condition. Just don't make it for samsung, who are good enough to make quality screens for themselves anyways. Apple is also a bigger client then Samsung anyways.

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  • 2014-07-15 21:58
  • QYn6

> In reply to Diabolik @ 2014-07-15 12:16 from 86uP - click to readNow this is the neat kind of info that would be nice to see on these pages

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  • 2014-07-15 21:33
  • 4QSR

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-07-15 20:28 from qnGk - click to read­in-news/120314-igzo-application-jst-samsung.html­
"IGZO TFT developed in 2004 by Professor Hosono (Source: JST)"

"Back in 1995, Hideo Hosono, professor of Tokyo Institute of Technology, championed new transparent semiconductor materials and named them transparent amorphous oxide semiconductors (TAOS), which have high electron mobility comparable to that of crystal. But TAOS attracted little attention at that time.

JST selected Hosono as the project leader of JST's Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO) project in 1999. Each of the ERATO projects is led by an innovative researcher that JST selects and the project leader can focus the R&D team on his preferred theme.

JST provided 300 million yen (US$3.8 million*) per year for Hosono's five-year ERATO project. Hosono studied candidate materials for TAOS, and in 2004 developed a TFT with IGZO, one of the TAOS materials, fabricated on a plastic film at room temperature. Its electron mobility is one-digit higher than that of amorphous silicon TFT."

Well, I guess you can continue to deny reality then, put that head back in the sand if you wish. ;)

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  • 2014-07-15 20:45
  • 86uP

> In reply to Diabolik @ 2014-07-15 12:16 from 86uP - click to readStop denying that IGZO is Sharp's innovation. Samsung also bought the patented amoled technology from AOU and make it into super amoled.

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  • 2014-07-15 20:28
  • qnGk

> In reply to Miki @ 2014-07-15 15:28 from gFfc - click to readThe same goes for Samsung.

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  • 2014-07-15 20:23
  • qnGk

What a dirty deal! Come on Apple. You can do better than that..

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  • 2014-07-15 20:10
  • v{E{

Competition is required and is good, it benefits all -Consumers and companies too!

Trying to Block its Main Competitor in this Manner Shows it's true picture, Apple is really Pathetic!!

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  • 2014-07-15 19:46
  • utH2

> In reply to Saurav Ghosh @ 2014-07-15 04:46 from ute9 - click to readWould you say that to folks faces instead of behind a computer keyboard? Calling folk dumb is offensive.

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  • 2014-07-15 19:13
  • nFq4

Apple seems to be desperate enough that they'll give the equipment ownership to Sharp for free, if they agree not to make screen for

Since Apple is incapable of affecting Samsung in any major way its useless to use such undignified deals. They are only sullying Apple's image which Steve Jobs and others have made. The only way to beat Samsung is by making good phones and not with tricks.

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  • 2014-07-15 18:25
  • tUMF

What is this?????
Samsung still make the best LCD displays(no matter that LCD is old tech), even for Apple.

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  • 2014-07-15 18:18
  • m}e2

Nice one timMy..nice begins...

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  • 2014-07-15 18:07
  • pEgb

Apple buys parts in silver price from other companies and it assemble them and sells in gold price . Cheater apple .

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  • 2014-07-15 17:28
  • ttv9

This is grounds for another Apple price fixing collusion fine and jail term for repeat offense.

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  • 2014-07-15 17:16
  • kSi7

If Sharp did not agree, Apple has no choice because no one will make their screens.

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  • 2014-07-15 16:13
  • vpHA

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