Sharp boosts IGZO display output; shares soar

“Japan’s Sharp Corp said it has boosted output of its IGZO displays, the thin, power-saving screens that the struggling TV maker wants to sell to ultrabook PC makers to spark a revival in its fortunes,” Reuters reports.

“Shares of Sharp gained as much as 11 percent to 165 yen in early trading, their biggest one-day gain in almost two months, after local media earlier reported the increase in production capacity,” Reuters reports. “Sharp is seeking supply agreements with ultrabook makers Lenovo Group, Dell Inc and Hewlett-Packard , Kyodo news agency reported.”

Reuters reports, “Sharp already makes IGZO displays that it supplies for Apple Inc’s iPad tablet at its Kameyama plant. The facility also makes screens for the iPhone 5.”

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  1. If “Sharp already makes IGZO displays that it supplies for Apple Inc’s iPad tablet”, either they’ve been quietly added to the existing iPad (and no one noticed improved battery life) or they’re slated for product(s) to be announced this week.

  2. I would presume that old production numbers are exclusively for AAPL, the new output are for newer Apple products or in additions,
    hence cutting more or using less from Samsung supply , ain’t that sweet for SammyDung?

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