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SHARP debuts game-changing innovations to future-proof industries, society

Innovative AI, EV solution, green energy, next communication, semiconductor and robotics technology opens gateway to collaborative synergies.

Tokyo, 06 Dec 2023
SHARP Tech Day 2023.
SHARP Tech Day 2023.

The world needs innovators. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations and 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st century set by the National Academy of Engineering are examples of a global call to innovate with the aim to improve life on the planet. SHARP Corporation (SHARP) is one such innovator making waves with a host of new game-changing technology advancements designed to elevate performance for industries and quality of life for society.

SHARP Tech Day marks the beginning of a new generation of technological transformation that will inspire many more new innovations to come. (Third from left) SHARP Corporation President and CEO, Robert Wu, and (L-R) Executive Managing Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Head of R&D Mototaka Taneya, Executive Vice President, Masahiro Okitsu, Chief Financial Officer, Branden Chen.
SHARP Tech Day marks the beginning of a new generation of technological transformation that will inspire many more new innovations to come. (Third from left) SHARP Corporation President and CEO, Robert Wu, and (L-R) Executive Managing Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Head of R&D Mototaka Taneya, Executive Vice President, Masahiro Okitsu, Chief Financial Officer, Branden Chen.

Rooted in 111 years of innovation, SHARP is at the forefront of merging its understanding of modern-day challenges and the ability to curate technologically driven solutions. Recently, at its signature SHARP Tech Day held in Tokyo, Japan, the innovator unveiled its technology strategy for the future to local Japanese governments representatives, foreign embassies and government representatives of the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore; both local and foreign business partners and media.


SHARP Corporation President and CEO, Robert Wu, envisions the game-changing innovations from SHARP in the area of AI, EV solutions, green energy, next communication, semiconductor and robotics making life and work easier and safer.
SHARP Corporation President and CEO, Robert Wu, envisions the game-changing innovations from SHARP in the area of AI, EV solutions, green energy, next communication, semiconductor and robotics making life and work easier and safer.

“SHARP Tech Day marks the beginning of a new generation of technological transformation that will inspire many more new innovations to come. The new innovations from SHARP are in the area of AI, EV Solutions, green energy, next communication, semiconductor and robotics. My vision is to see SHARP's game-changing technologies make life and work easier and safer. Thus, speed and determination are two important factors that will drive our technology advancement,” explained SHARP Corporation President and CEO, Robert Wu.

SHARP exhibited over 40 technology solutions across four key categories in an experiential manner. “We are proud to put forward four game-changing innovations that we believe redefine ‘The Future of Smart Living’, ‘The Future of Smart Cities’, ‘The Future of Smart Industry’, and ‘The Future of Sustainability’. It is an honour to host key decision-makers in government and industry to experience the application of our connected products and services first-hand and witness its potential in transforming the way we live and work,” explained Executive Managing Officer, Chief Technology Officer and Head of R&D, Mototaka Taneya.

Chief Technology Officer, Head of R&D Mototaka Taneya presented the four game-changing innovations that would transform the way we live and work.
Chief Technology Officer, Head of R&D Mototaka Taneya presented the four game-changing innovations that would transform the way we live and work.

The future of smart living

Clockwise: 1. Zero energy smart home that monitors power consumption, 2. AI partner enables smarter home with edge AI, 3. Low noise, high air volume hair dryer, 4. TV AI healthcare trainer, 5. High-speed oven, 6. Low noise, powerful stick cleaner.
Clockwise: 1. Zero energy smart home that monitors power consumption, 2. AI partner enables smarter home with edge AI, 3. Low noise, high air volume hair dryer, 4. TV AI healthcare trainer, 5. High-speed oven, 6. Low noise, powerful stick cleaner.

Centred on the theme “Less Is More”, SHARP showcased its latest Smart Living Solutions, including proposals powered by artificial intelligence (AI) teaming with start-ups and products applying its unique nature technology. Guided by the needs of consumers’ modern lifestyles, SHARP aspires to enrich households with greater convenience and comfort.

The future of smart cities

Clockwise: 1. Driver monitoring compact camera, 2. AI driving improvement solution, 3. XR augmented reality glasses, 4. Ultra-compact camera, 5. Ultra water saving washer system, 6. Instant 5G network for disaster monitoring system.
Clockwise: 1. Driver monitoring compact camera, 2. AI driving improvement solution, 3. XR augmented reality glasses, 4. Ultra-compact camera, 5. Ultra water saving washer system, 6. Instant 5G network for disaster monitoring system.

In the wake of unexpected hazardous situations, SHARP’s vision to enforce “Better Safety” in cities is reflected in its exhibits. A local 5G disaster relief solution, "Instant 5G Network", houses a set of equipment such as batteries and application servers that can easily create a local 5G environment in a waterproof luggage bag. Mobility is another crucial part of developing smart cities. In this vein, SHARP continues to be a critical innovator in enhancing safety for drivers through its AI driving-assistance feature.

The future of smart industry

Clockwise: 1. Robotic storage system, 2. Ultra-compact camera, 3. XR glasses, 4. Nerve organoid neuron chip, 5. NIOI vision – AI olfactory sensor, 6. IMS gas analyser, 7. Laser light pest control.
Clockwise: 1. Robotic storage system, 2. Ultra-compact camera, 3. XR glasses, 4. Nerve organoid neuron chip, 5. NIOI vision – AI olfactory sensor, 6. IMS gas analyser, 7. Laser light pest control.

Focused on integrating “Better Efficiency”, SHARP’s Smarter Office through XR and Smarter Logistic with robotics improves logistical efficiency. In addition, the brand’s breakthrough Smart Manufacturing and Smart Laboratory technology, powered by AI and Sensing Technology, provides exceptional, future-oriented manufacturing and bioengineering solutions.

The future of sustainability

Clockwise: 1. High-efficiency automotive solar module, 2. Light-weight, high flexibility space solar module, 3. TV remote control with LC-LH device that uses power harvested from indoor light; 4. ePoster – zero power consumption indoor display.
Clockwise: 1. High-efficiency automotive solar module, 2. Light-weight, high flexibility space solar module, 3. TV remote control with LC-LH device that uses power harvested from indoor light; 4. ePoster – zero power consumption indoor display.

In tune with global demand for sustainable solutions, SHARP is turning heads with innovations in green energy and green digital communication. Its pioneering solar development is compatible with applications at home and for businesses, with breakthrough capabilities to innovate new solar modules for the electric vehicle (EV) industry and outer space. Adding on to the sustainability line-up, Sharp IGZO backplane realises high visibility of the new electronic paper display or ePoster at zero watts (“0W”) power consumption when displaying a still image. The ePoster, which was a collaboration with E Ink Holdings, now comes in A2-size, a standard poster size.

Nurturing synergy among innovators

Beyond developing innovative solutions, SHARP believes in playing a bigger role of bringing innovators together to form synergies that elevate technology advancements and speed to market. SHARP has released specifications of its edge AI technology and established a system that facilitates co-operation and collaboration. Believing that start-ups possess a wealth of ideas and technologies, SHARP has since engaged with five start-ups to further develop generative AI technology. SHARP’s strategic partner, FOXCONN, also showcased its SUV electric vehicle as well as a series of automotive semiconductors, high-reliability automotive MCUs and LED IC control.

Clockwise: 1. Foxconn's SUV EV, 2. SARA (Sharp AI Radiant Avatar) interacted with the participants, 3. Cocoro+ Gatebox for Smarter Home, 4. Sharp ICOMA TATAMEL eBike comes with voice control.
Clockwise: 1. Foxconn's SUV EV, 2. SARA (Sharp AI Radiant Avatar) interacted with the participants, 3. Cocoro+ Gatebox for Smarter Home, 4. Sharp ICOMA TATAMEL eBike comes with voice control.

In the spirit of co-creating with people possessing various technologies and backgrounds, SHARP also organised a hackathon at the SHARP Tech Day, which welcomed groundbreaking ideas from engineers and designers involved in video equipment, corporations, teams or individuals from start-up companies and academia, regardless of industry or occupation. Challenged with redefining the new value of televisions in the future, participants developed applications and software prototypes under various themes such as "AI", "Web3", "QOL (Quality of life)", and "Entertainment", among others.

Hackathon winner, Team Yukai na Nakama Tachi, who proposed the idea of an ‘AI assistant standing close by the family’, took home the coveted 1 million yen cash prize. SHARP is also considering a future joint development and acceleration support for the winning prototype.

A testimony of unwavering commitment to innovation, quality and sustainability, the SHARP Tech Day was packed with a capacity crowd, all waiting to see the innovations. The company trusts that the visitors would take home the knowledge about SHARP’s cutting-edge innovations to spark conversations around adoption and new partnerships.

#SharpTechDay #SharpBeAGameChanger Over 40 technology solutions were exhibited.
#SharpTechDay #SharpBeAGameChanger Over 40 technology solutions were exhibited.

#SharpTechDay A testimony of unwavering commitment to innovation, quality and sustainability, the SHARP Tech Day unveiled game-changing innovations!

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Sharp Corporation

Founded in 1912 by Tokuji Hayakawa, Sharp Corporation is a global technology company renowned for its expertise in both B2B and consumer innovation. As one of the largest consumer electronics companies, Sharp has a presence in 8 regions, including America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Asia Pacific, with over 70 wholly owned branches and subsidiaries.

Sharp has continuously evolving with original products, from the "Ever-Sharp" mechanical pencils to the world's first LCD electronic calculators. Driven by originality and the founder's spirit of sincerity and creativity, the company aims to help organisations of all sizes enhance performance and adapt to the future through innovative home and business products and services. Sharp will continue to revolutionise the world through its business vision of "Changing the world with 8K+5G and AIoT."

Sharp is committed to being a socially responsible company, conducting its operations with concern for the impact of its activities on its customers, suppliers, employees, communities, and other stakeholders, as well as the environment. Under its long-term environmental vision, "SHARP Eco Vision 2050," there are three main areas: "climate change," "resource recycling," and "safety and security." The company aims for an overall positive impact on society by contributing to the environment, culture, benefits, welfare, and quality of life for people throughout the world.