Sharp is reportedly in talks with Lenovo Group to sell
its Chinese TV assembly plant to the Chinese company, as
the Japanese TV is seeking to to improve its finances.
Sharp will sell its LCD TV assembly plant in Nanking, two
industry sources familiar with the discussion told
Reuters.The talks were first reported in the Nikkei
business daily in Japan.
Sharp said in a statement to the Tokyo Stock Exchange that
it had not announced any talks.
Sharp doubled its full-year net loss to $5.6 billion in
In December Qualcomm agreed to invest $120 million in
Sharp, giving it a boost in its effort to remain viable.
According to the agreement, Qualcomm, through its
Pixtronix subsidiary, will work with Sharp to develop new
IGZO power-saving screens.
Sharp had been in talks to sell its Chinese TV plant to
Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision industry along with an assembly
plant in Mexico.