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22-22 Nagaike-cho, Abeno-ku, Osaka, Japan
Public Pink Sheets: SHCAY
Sharp's business is pointed at the electronics market. Best known for its consumer electronics, the company is a leading maker of electronic components and computer hardware and peripherals. Its flagship components business makes LCDs (used in everything from airplane cockpits to PCs to pinball machines), flash memory, integrated circuits, and laser diodes used in optical data drives. Sharp also makes PCs, printers, and cell phones; consumer audio and video products, such as Blu-ray disc players and LCD TVs; and a variety of appliances, such as air cleaning systems and steam ovens. The company is one of the world's largest manufacturers of photovoltaic solar cells. 
 Human Rights
- Fresh Attack on Striking Sharp Workers: Water cannons, goons and sexual molestation"Picketing members of Sharp Philippines Electronics Workers Union (SPEWU) were again attacked by management stooges and police last September 15, just a day after another brutal attack that injured scores of workers and union organizers. What distinguished this incident from the others were the use of water cannons and sexual molestation. At 4 pm that day, about 60 members of the Southern Luzon Security Agency and hired goons swiftly assaulted the picketline of Sharp Philippines in Muntinlupa City, where some 100 workers were keeping watch. Employing water-cannons and steel-pipe bearing goons with devastating effect, the attackers succeeded in dispersing the stunned workers
 Business Ethics
- LG, Sharp Embroiled in LCD Price Fixing Scandal"It’s the second largest anti-trust fine ever imposed by the US Department of Justice: LG, Sharp and Chunghwa Picture Tubes will pay $585 million in fines after pleading guilty to a massive liquid crystal display price-fixing scam...The price-fixing conspiracies affected millions of American consumers who use computers, cell phones and numerous other household electronics every day...Companies affected by the inflated LCD panel pricing included Apple, Dell and Motorola and basically anyone who bought their products."
 Political Influence
- Lobbying Spending Database Sharp Electronics"2008 Total Lobbying Expenditures: $90,000"
- Sharp Wins "Evergreen Award" From U.S. General Services Administration"In recognition of outstanding environmental practices and a commitment to a sustainable future, Sharp Electronics Corporation has been honored with the "Evergreen Award" from the U.S. Government's General Services Administration (GSA) National Furniture Center (NFC), in the category of Technologies and Electronics. The Evergreen Award is granted to the government contractor that actively demonstrates the highest overall commitment to environmentally sound manufacturing and operating procedures. Sharp was one of only three companies awarded this year, as top environmentally conscientious business partners for their efforts in recycling, affirmative procurement and waste reduction.
- World Solar Leaders"The growth of solar has been very profitable for the Japanese companies Sharp, Sanyo, and Kyocera, which are now the three largest solar PV manufacturers in the world. In turn, the companies have invested in research and development, and are now introducing the next generation of solar products."