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Monday, 20th December 2010
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Sharp plans new phone production in Japan

Sharp Corp has announced it is considering a new production line at one of its plants in Japan to make LCD displays for smart phones.

The company could invest around 100 billion yen in the new production line at the plant in Kameyama, Mie Prefecture. Under the new arrangement, Sharp could make screens for Apple iPhones.

It is understood that Sharp is currently in discussions with Apple around the timing of production and investment shares.

Sharp did use the Kameyama plant to produce equipment for its television LCD displays but sold the operation to a Chinese electronics maker in last year. Since then the company has been looking at various ways of making use of the building.

The world's first integrated LCD television was produced at the facility, which covers around 330,000 square metres at the bottom of the Suzuka Mountains, close to the city of Kameyama City.

Written by Susan Ballion.

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