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KokSum
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re: Sharp, dulled by losses, running out of options
KokSum   11/15/2012 5:32:41 AM
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It's just very puzzling, how can Sharp allow this to happen during this crucial time since the survival of this company is at stake..(??) What do you think of Japan Display?

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re: Sharp, dulled by losses, running out of options
junko.yoshida   11/13/2012 6:17:33 PM
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It's still on. But Sharp reportedly has had problems in manufacturing its IGZO panels, which led to a substantial delay in delivery. Plesae read the story here: http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4400477/Embattled-Sony--Sharp-and-Panasonic-left-with-little-credibility?pageNumber=0

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re: Sharp, dulled by losses, running out of options
KokSum   11/12/2012 7:53:58 AM
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I wonder what happened to the Sharp's deal of LCDs for iPhone?

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re: Sharp, dulled by losses, running out of options
MikeSantarini   11/2/2012 5:56:30 PM
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Nice headline

junko.yoshida
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re: Sharp, dulled by losses, running out of options
junko.yoshida   11/1/2012 10:29:03 PM
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I agree, Kris. I feel ambivalent every time when I report on quarterly results. But those are the early warning signs no companies should take it lightly, and they should come up with a strategy -- quickly. If Sharp runs themselves into ground, then, there will be no Sharp and no place to work!

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re: Sharp, dulled by losses, running out of options
krisi   11/1/2012 10:15:06 PM
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Being socially responsible is actually making lots of sense for me...we tend to dump engineers in North America at every sign of biz weakness...good for companies, perhaps, not so good for the society at large...kris

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re: Sharp, dulled by losses, running out of options
junko.yoshida   11/1/2012 10:12:15 PM
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If Sharp gets rid of its LCD operation, there is really nothing left. It's got solar, but that's tanking -- everywhere in the world. Presumably, Sharp could focus on small-screen LCDs for mobile. But then, again, that's a very competitive market. The fact that it makes harder for a Japanese company to make a huge change, as discussed in the thread here, is the following. Japanese companies, in general, are not in the habit of ruthlessly cutting employees at the first sign of decline in any given quarter. They won't act fast. But to their credit, Japanese companies are much more paternalistic. They see themselves socially responsible for taking care of their employees.

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re: Sharp, dulled by losses, running out of options
krisi   11/1/2012 7:51:36 PM
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I agree Sylvie... but it is hard to do in Japan, much easier would be in US

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SylvieBarak   11/1/2012 7:37:52 PM
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Maybe the firm needs to just focus in on just a few of its more profitable business units and sell of the rest. That way it could stay independent, and run leaner and meaner. Easy to say, tough to do, I know... but it's not like the company doesn't have a choice.

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re: Sharp, dulled by losses, running out of options
krisi   11/1/2012 5:56:46 PM
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thank you Junko, that makes sense, it was not an operational loss...still their prospects look bleak

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