Sharp has a history of creating market demand by providing original, innovative products that make people's lives richer and their work more efficient. it is the patronage and support of these people that have brought Sharp to 2012, the company's 100th anniversary.
From its humble beginnings in Japan, Sharp has expanded its business across the globe, in the process amazing and capturing the hearts of people with products created through the company creed of 'Sincerity and Creativity'.
As the sun rises on Sharp's second century, the company will continue doing what is both its mission and its joy: provide products and technologies that help make society a better place. Join us as we take Sharp to even more people and places.
|1953||First Japan-made TV|
|1963||Mass production of solar cells|
|1964||World's first electronic calculator|
|1969||From Senri to Tenri|
|1973||First practical application of LCDs|
|1981||Becomes comprehensive OA manufacturer|
|1983||Development of the worlds first long life laser diode|
|1988||Optoelectronics, the core technology|
|1992||Marks 80 years of operations|
|1997||Develops 4-region strategy|
|2000||Mobile phone share increased|
|2005||Expanding solar cell production capacity|
|2007||Mikio Katayama appointed President & COO, new organizational structure launched|
|2010||Aiming to reduce global warming impact|