Sharp in talks to sell stakes: report

Sharp wants to raise capital by offering Dell and other parties stakes in the company

SHARP STAKES. Sharp is trying to lure a number of companies into partnerships with their LCD technology. Screen shot from Sharp website.

MANILA, Philippines – Japanese technology firm Sharp is reportedly looking for funding and is offering interested parties, such as Dell, Intel, and Qualcomm, stakes in the company. 

The Wall Street Journal reports that Sharp is offering stakes in the company, at least according to those who know of the discussions. 

Sharp’s come-on? Its IGZO display technology. 

The IGZO liquid crystal display technology does not consume as much power as other LCD tech, and can lengthen the battery life on devices that use it. Sharp’s new technology also allows for more pixels per inch (ppi), which brings sharper resolution on displays and better responsiveness on touchscreens.

Sharp also appears to be in talks with Intel and Qualcomm, though none of the companies Sharp is talking to has commented on the WSJ report. –

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