Sharp celebrates 110 years of transforming lives

Some of Sharp's milestone inventions in electronics and computing over the last 110 years. (Photo courtesy of Sharp)
Some of Sharp's milestone inventions in electronics and computing over the last 110 years. (Photo courtesy of Sharp)

Sharp Corporation celebrates its 110th anniversary this year by introducing a new management system that gives emphasis on Environmental, Social, and Governance, to show the company's vision of providing better health, sustainable environment, and innovative solutions for consumers while providing a conducive environment for its people to grow.

Sharp started when Founder Tokuji Hayakawa established a metalworking shop in Tokyo on 15 September 1912. Later, he invented the "Ever Ready Sharp Pencil," a twist-type mechanical pencil that would later become the origin of the corporate brand.

Sharp is a worldwide developer of innovative products and core technologies that play a key role in shaping the future of electronics. Sharp sets its business vision as "Changing the World with 8K+5G and AIoT". 8K technology creates images that reveal a world beyond everyday reality and gives birth to thrilling new discoveries, while 5G is the next generation of mobile data transmission. With its significant advances in data transmission, speed, and capacity, it delivers ultra-low latency and multi-terminal connectivity. Also, 5G expands communication potential to facilitate all-round connectivity between users and all manner of devices.

AIoT, meanwhile, is Sharp's unique synthesis of AI (Artificial Intelligence) and IoT (Internet of Things), a tactile and intuitive approach created through the application of cloud connectivity and AI to a full suite of familiar everyday appliances, transforming devices from useful tools to active partners in addressing the needs of individual households and society as a whole.

To achieve its vision, Sharp uses its three core brand businesses, Smart Life, 8K Ecosystem, and ICT, along with two device businesses, Display Devices and Electronic Devices that support them, in an integrated fashion in pursuit of "One Sharp" business.

Based on Sharp's business creed of "Sincerity and Creativity," and founder Tokuji Hayakawa's ideal to "Make products that other companies want to imitate," Sharp has continued to introduce unique products and solutions including world-firsts and Japan-firsts to contribute to the development of society. As a result, Sharp has reached many milestones over its history of 110 years with its products and solutions.

Truly, many lives have been enlightened by the trusted presence of Sharp through the years. Sharp will continue to stay as the stable and assuring companion of consumers worldwide, with products designed to meet their daily needs and desires through advanced technology, revolutionary designs, and overall solutions.

In celebration of Sharp Corporation's 110th anniversary, Sharp Philippines will conduct various activities and promotions to express its gratitude toward its customers for their support to the company over the years. These includes CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activities in public schools,  a B2B (Business to Business) exhibit this coming 22-24 September at the SMX Convention Center, and special promotions and giveaways on all of their Koten events for the month of September and October as well as other exhibits where 110th anniversary Sharp merchandise will be given away.

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