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  • Sharp Electronics Corporation
  • 1300 Naperville Drive, Romeoville, IL 60446, USA
  • Official website
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  • 1 800 237 4277
  • 1 630 378 9981


Equipment[add model]

Sharp manufactures or has manufactured the following equipment (click to expand models list):

Dynamic Speakers
Minidisc Players
Solid State Amplifiers
Tape Decks

General information [contribute]


Sharp web site (July 12, 2009):

1912-1914 Company founded

1915-1919 Invention of Ever-Sharp Pencil

1920-1924 Expanding sales of Ever-Sharp Pencils

1925-1930 First Japan-made radio

1931-1936 Opens overseas outlets

1937-1944 Demand for radios grows

1945-1952 End of WWII, company revival

1953-1954 First Japan-made TV

1955-1958 Strengthens manufacturing/sales organization

1959 Becomes full-range electronics manufacturer

1960-1961 Mass production of color TVs

1962 First overseas sales subsidiary established

1963 Mass production of solar cells

1964-1966 World's first electronic calculator

1967-1968 Regional plant development

1969-1970 From Senri to Tenri

1971-1972 Expansion into office products field

1973-1975 First practical application of LCDs

1976-1978 Moves to "New Lifestyle" products

1979 First overseas manufacturing base in an industrialized country

1980-1984 Becomes comprehensive OA manufacturer

1985 Making products that match individual lifestyles

1986 New management team starts

1987 Sharp -- the LCD specialists

1988-1989 Optoelectronics, the core technology

1990 New start as trillion-yen company

1991 Enhancing LCD business

1992 Marks 80 years of operations

1993 LCD ViewCam a huge hit, debut of Zaurus PDA

1994 Large-scale LCD plant in Mie

1995 New company buildings constructed

1996 Debut of Color Zaurus PDA

1997 Develops 4-region strategy

1998 Start of new management structure

1999 Creating demand for LCD TVs

2000 Mobile phone share increased

2001 Debut of AQUOS, the TV for the 21st century

2002 90th anniversary of Sharp's founding construction of Kameyama Plant

2003 Expanding production of System LCDs

2004 Integrated production of "Kameyama brand" large-screen LCD TVs

2005 Expanding solar cell production capacity

2006 Simultaneous worldwide introduction of AQUOS models from Kameyama Plant No. 2

2007 Mikio Katayama appointed President & COO, new organizational structure launched

2008 Aiming to become the worlds solar company

Refurbishing & modifications[contribute]

Norm Hulec (February 7, 2009): I picked up a Sharp RTW 500 Tape Cassette Player and Recorder to copy tapes for my handicapped son who can only manage to work the controls on his personalized tape player. I have tried CD's very unsuccessfully. I need instructions on how to copy tapes and operate this particular model.

External links

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