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Sharp aims to raise $1 billion from share sales by end-Sept: Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Sharp Corp is aiming to raise 100 billion yen ($1 billion) from share sales by the end of September as the struggling display maker looks to partnerships and a public offering to bolster its finances, media reports and sources familiar with the situation said on Friday. Full story

4K TVs Highlight Fuzzy Video

Most new technology, no matter how over-the-top it seems, eventually becomes the norm. A 1-GHz dual-core smartphone processor seemed like overkill until people found apps to use all that power. Now it's pedestrian. Full story

Sharp to form LCD tie-up with China Electronics, license technology

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Sharp Corp said on Thursday it would form a $2.9 billion business alliance with China Electronics Corp after the Chinese side said an earlier tie-up was shelved last year due to political tensions between Japan and China. Full story

Lenders eye $1 billion credit line for Sharp: Nikkei

(Reuters) - Mizuho Corporate Bank and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ are considering a roughly 100 billion yen ($1 billion) credit facility to help electronics manufacturer Sharp Corp meet an upcoming bond redemption, the Nikkei said. Full story

Sharp to supply LCD panels for Samsung notebook - Nikkei

(Reuters) - Sharp Corp will supply energy-saving, high-performance LCD panels for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's notebook computers as early as summer, the Nikkei reported. Full story

Samsung gets a foot in at key Apple supplier Sharp with $110 million investment

TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co, with a $110 million investment in cash-strapped Sharp Corp, will broaden its supplier base, gain access to low-power thin screen technology and get a foot in the door at one of Apple Inc's key Asian display suppliers. Full story

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Europcar team rider Rolland of France and Garmin-Sharp team rider Hesjedal of Canada cycle in a break away in the 204.5 km stage of the centenary Tour de France cycling race from Bourg d'Oisans to Le Grand Bornand

Europcar team rider Pierre Rolland of France and Garmin-Sharp team rider Ryder Hesjedal of Canada cycle in a break away in the 204.5 km stage of the centenary Tour de France cycling race from Bourg d'Oisans to Le Grand Bornand, in the French Alps, July 19, 2013. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen (FRANCE -

Blackhawks' Toews talks to teammate Sharp on the bench during second period play against the Bruins in Game 5 of their NHL Stanley Cup Finals hockey series in Chicago
Blackhawks' Toews talks to teammate Sharp on the bench during second period play against the Bruins in Game 5 of their NHL Stanley Cup Finals hockey series in Chicago

Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews talks to teammate Patrick Sharp on the bench during second period play against the Boston Bruins in Game 5 of their NHL Stanley Cup Finals hockey series in Chicago, Illinois, June 22, 2013. REUTERS/John Gress (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

Blackhawks' Sharp celebrates his third period goal against the Bruins with teammate Kane in Game 4 of their NHL Stanley Cup Finals hockey series in Boston
Blackhawks' Sharp celebrates his third period goal against the Bruins with teammate Kane in Game 4 of their NHL Stanley Cup Finals hockey series in Boston

Chicago Blackhawks center Patrick Sharp celebrates his third period goal against the Boston Bruins with teammate Patrick Kane in Game 4 of their NHL Stanley Cup Finals hockey series in Boston, Massachusetts, June 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adam Hunger (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

Blackhawks' Sharp flies over Bruins' Boychuk during the third period in Game 4 of their NHL Stanley Cup Finals hockey series in Boston
Blackhawks' Sharp flies over Bruins' Boychuk during the third period in Game 4 of their NHL Stanley Cup Finals hockey series in Boston

Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Sharp flies over Boston Bruins' Johnny Boychuk during the third period in Game 4 of their NHL Stanley Cup Finals hockey series in Boston, Massachusetts, June 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adam Hunger (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)