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Sharp’s Air Purifying Technology Found Effective against Bird Flu

Testing Plasma cluster Ion Technology (Source - Sharp Corp)

Testing Plasma cluster Ion Technology (Source – Sharp Corp)


“Sharp Corporation announced on November 17 that it has found its air purifying technology is effective to inhibit bird flu virus.

Sharp plans to develop air cleaners and air conditioners using the “Plasma cluster Ion” technology to help prevent infections of the disease to humans.

Sharp conducted a joint research with Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. They found that highly concentrated ions generated using the technology can decrease the infectiousness of H7N9 virus by 99 percent in a container box of 1 cubic meter for about 47 minutes.”      (Source: EU-Japan Centre)


More details from (in Japanese): Sharp’s Air Purifying Technology Found Effective against Bird Flu



Is SHARP in Danger?

SHARP LCD screens

SHARP LCD screens


SHARP losses over 4½ years top $10 billion !

“The maker of screens for Apple Inc.’s iPhones posted a loss of ¥83.6 billion in the six months ended September as the Chinese smartphone market slowed. Display sales dropped 15 percent.

Sharp has trudged from one crisis to another over the last four years after lower-cost Asian rivals undercut its core business making liquid-crystal display TVs. Banks accepted shares in the company earlier this year after it defaulted on debt payments, and it remains dependent on its main lenders Mizuho Financial Group Inc. and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. for survival.

“The problem with Sharp is it doesn’t have a core business with which it can look to the future,” said Mana Nakazora, the chief credit analyst in Tokyo at BNP Paribas SA. “All it can do is shrink its operations further.” (The Japan Times)

Read more from: About SHARP Corp’s losses

Is exiting or spinning off Audio-Video/Electronics/SemiCon/Display businesses, together with diversifying into other/new business domains, the only option left to Japanese Manufacturers? What do you think?


PANASONIC to stop PDP (Plasma Display Panels) production!

What a pity! When introduced 15 years ago, PDP was the “future” in terms of TV Display, featuring a superior image quality!

Times have changed and Japanese Electronics Giants have to constantly change/restructure/reorganize!


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