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Sharp has been an inventor for society for almost a hundred years.

We don’t invent for the sake of it, we believe our products should solve real human problems to benefit our culture and wellbeing.

We always look for opportunities to improve our lives; for the home and business, for the environment and society, and we provide solutions with the user in mind, with simple human benefits.

As part of our continued commitment to future innovation, we employ 8,000 researchers in facilities around the world and invest over 6.5% of our net sales in R&D.

We’ll always strive to make products that our competitors want to imitate.

We’ll always look for the next opportunity to invent for our society, and then we’ll tell you why we’ve innovated.

Sharp /This is Why

Did you know?

  • Our founder, Tokuji Hayakawa, invented the first mechanical pencil, the Ever-Sharp /This is Why we are called Sharp.
  • Sharp believe, as we make products that rely on energy, we should create energy too /This is Why we have been developing solar technology for over fifty years and continue to be industry leaders.
  • Sharp are leaders in LCD technology. We were the first to introduce this technology to calculators and invented the first LCD TV in 1988 /This is Why we continue to lead the way. Today we produce the largest LCD TV at 108-inches.
  • Sharp understand the demand for healthy food with the modern day lifestyle and diets /This is Why we invented a convenient microwave that’s also a healthy, easy-to-use steam oven, for meals with more taste and nutrients.