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Qualcomm to invest up to US$120 million in Japan's Sharp

Jay Alabaster | Dec. 5, 2012
Qualcomm has agreed to invest up to US$120 million in struggling Japanese firm Sharp, with the two companies to work together to develop low-power displays for mobile devices.

In Sharp's IGZO technology, the transistors used in an LCD screen are faster and can be made much smaller, allowing for higher resolution displays that use less energy. The company recently launched a phone under Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo that uses the technology in its 4.9-inch screen. The phone also has a 2,320mAh battery, and Sharp says it can go two days on a single charge under normal usage.

 

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