Sharp/Kyocera/Toshiba "In the News"

The printing industry has once again recognised the role of Kyocera Document Solutions as a leader in the industry as the Keypoint Intelligence – Buyers Lab (BLI) laboratory has chosen the brand as the ‘most reliable colour copier multi-functional product brand’. 2018 is the inauguration of the award, which has a duration of three years, and is designed to recognise excellence within the design, development and production of copier MFPs. A rigorous testing procedure is carried out at BLI’s...Read More...
August 01, 2018 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time LAKE FOREST, Calif.--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- Toshiba America Business Solutions today announces the availability of its print and apply labeling system developed in collaboration with Panther Industries . The affordable print and apply system combines Toshiba’s B-EX4T1 and B-EX4T2 thermal barcode printers with Panther Industries’ Shadow automated labeling product to power today’s supply chain and logistics applications. The new Toshiba solution...Read More...
TOKYO, July 31 (Reuters) - Sharp Corp reported on Tuesday a 45 percent rise in first-quarter operating profit as revenue at its electronic devices segment soared, cementing its recovery under the ownership of Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd (Foxconn). The company said its operating profit was 24.8 billion yen ($223 million) for the April-June period, compared with 17.11 billion yen a year earlier. Seven analysts on average expected operating profit of 18.8 billion yen, according...Read More...
uly 31, 2018 03:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time KYOTO, Japan--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- Kyocera Corporation (TOKYO:6971) today announced its consolidated financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 (the three months ended June 30, 2018, or “FY19-Q1”), as summarized below. From FY19-Q1, Kyocera Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries have adopted International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) in lieu of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. In addition, financial...Read More...
KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced that effective September 1, 2018, Oscar Sanchez will become its President & Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Sanchez will be transitioning from his current position as Executive Vice President of KYOCERA Document Solutions Europe. Current KYOCERA Document Solutions America President Yukio Ikeda will remain in the U.S., continuing in an executive role. “Under Mr. Ikeda’s...Read More...
A US appeals court has paved the way for investors in Toshiba’s US-listed securities to revisit a case which the investors say cost them serious losses after the Japanese industrial conglomerate misled them over a 2015 accounting scandal. In a 3-0 decision, the US Circuit Court of Appeals said a lower court judge was mistaken in dismissing the investors’ lawsuit, and that the investors should be permitted to file an amended complaint. The appeals court said the investors did not sufficiently...Read More...
MONTVALE, N.J. , July 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), today announces that it has received a total of five awards from Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab (BLI) , including the award for "Most Reliable Monochrome Copier MFP Brand." Presented once every three years, this award honors the manufacturer whose product line is determined to be the most reliable based on the combined results of all...Read More...
K YOCERA Document Solutions, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, has announced its decision to build a third plant at its production base in Vietnam. This development will lead to increased production capacity in line with the acceleration of production of its multifunctional products (MFPs) and printers. Model of how the new Vietnam Plant will look. Production is expected to begin at the new plant in July 2019, with KYOCERA's focus being to expand its production system,...Read More...
Sunnyvale, Calif., July 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Azul Systems (Azul), the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, today announced that Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.(Kyocera) has implemented Azul Zulu Embedded builds of OpenJDK on multiple information equipment families. The Azul software supports Kyocera multifunctional products and printers built using both Arm and PowerPC-based microprocessors. Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a core company of Kyocera Group, with offices...Read More...
OSAKA -- Sharp plans to expand its overseas sales network for printers by doubling funds to acquire vendors. Lagging behind Canon and Fuji Xerox in a saturated market for multifunction printers, the electronics maker has adopted a strategy of purchasing others' sales channels rather than develop them on its own. Sharp will set aside about 12 billion yen ($108 million) for mergers and acquisitions this fiscal year, targeting vendors, especially those strong in corporate sales, in such markets...Read More...

Toshiba to Oversee Print Needs for UFC®

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LAKE FOREST, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 2, 2018-- Toshiba America Business Solutions is set to bolster printing efficiency for UFC ®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization. The multi-year agreement between the two brands will equip UFC with Toshiba’s award-winning e-STUDIO™ copiers and industry-recognized managed print services. Toshiba’s print fleet is expected to enhance productivity and streamline workflow applications for UFC’s employee workforce across the organization’s...Read More...
CHIBA – Toshiba Corp. Chairman and CEO Nobuaki Kurumatani outlined the company’s plans to improve earnings when he met with shareholders at an annual meeting Wednesday. During the meeting, which was held at the Makuhari Messe convention center in the city of Chiba, Kurumatani said the major electronics- and machinery-maker will carry out procurement reforms and radical expense reductions. He also said that the company aims to generate a profit stream from information analysis services, as...Read More...
Former Toshiba Information System ’s Head of B2B Sales-Northern Europe Offin, who will replace Neil Bramley on the 1st July after Bramley held the post for 23 years, is set to focus his operations on promoting the expansion of the public, corporate and mid-market sectors of the industrial, healthcare and education industries. “Over the past five years, expanding my remit beyond partner-driven activity to include a wide variety of market approaches has given me the chance to focus on the...Read More...
MONTVALE, N.J. , June 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), announced today that it is expanding its direct regional sales coverage by acquiring American Business Machines ( ABM ) in Houston, Texas . For the past 60 years, ABM has provided a complete range of office equipment and solutions to businesses in Houston and the surrounding areas. As a newly created branch of Sharp Business Systems...Read More...
LAKE FOREST, Calif.--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- Toshiba America Business Solutions today announces the expansion of its industry-leading Encompass managed print services (MPS) program to include Toshiba and other OEM thermal barcode printers. Toshiba’s expanded MPS program now fully supports and optimizes supply chain and logistics operations thermal barcode print fleets with OEM-branded parts, labeling supplies and full-service maintenance. Toshiba’s customizable Encompass program is specifically...Read More...
A deal between Sharp and Toshiba will see the former purchase the latter’s PC business in a stock exchange valued at roughly $36 million . The low value of the deal may speak volumes about the current state of the personal computing market, but there’s a separate narrative that really needs to be talked about as well. And that’s the one about how Sharp is once again on stable ground nearly two years after being acquired by Apple supplier Foxconn. For Foxconn, the decision to snatch up the...Read More...
MONTVALE, N.J. , June 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC) today announces the latest model in its line of monochrome workgroup document systems. Offering print speeds of up to 26 pages per minute, the new MX-M2630 monochrome document system is designed for small offices and workgroups that need an MFP with strong multifunction capability that is also a strong value. The MX-M2630 is built on the...Read More...
LAKE FOREST, Calif.--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- Toshiba America Business Solutions again affirms its signature Leading Innovation trademark by winning the 2018 Gold Stevie® Award within the business-to-business product category during the 16th Annual American Business Awards®. Toshiba secured the honor for developing the world’s first hybrid copiers, the e-STUDIO™5008LP series. Via Toshiba's proprietary erasable toner, the company’s hybrid copiers enable paper reuse by erasing all printed content...Read More...
Reuters sources say Foxconn’s Sharp is in final talks to buy Toshiba’s PC business for around $45.7 M. The two could finalize the deal as early as this week. Sharp withdrew from the PC business in 2010 and wants to reenter the market now that it can leverage the purchasing power of Foxconn. Toshiba’s PC business reported a loss of 9.6B yen on sales of 167.3B yen in the last fiscal year. Toshiba previously sold off its TV business to Hisense and its white goods business to Midea Group to help...Read More...
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The completion of the deal, initially aimed for by end-March, had been delayed due to a prolonged review by Chinese antitrust authorities. China approved the deal last month. The Bain consortium last year won a long and highly contentious battle for Toshiba Memory, the world’s No. 2 producer of NAND chips. Toshiba put the business up for sale after billions of dollars in cost overruns at its Westinghouse nuclear unit had plunged it into crisis. read the rest hereRead More...
LAKE FOREST, Calif.--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- Toshiba America Business Solutions today announced it is the official document solutions partner of Navy Federal Credit Union . Under terms of the multi-year agreement, Toshiba will implement its next-generation e-STUDIO ™ copiers supported by the company’s industry-recognized managed print services throughout the world’s largest credit union’s 316 worldwide branches. Toshiba copiers and service offerings are expected to enhance and optimize the...Read More...
Sydney, Australia - 22 May 2018 - Sharp Corporation of Australia today announces that Daniel Gard has been appointed to National Sales and Marketing Manager – B2B, effective 16 May 2018, replacing Greg Wallis who retired in April 2018. In this position, Gard will report directly to Hitoshi Kagawa, Managing Director of Sharp Corporation of Australia and will be responsible for directing the strategic growth and profitability of Sharp's Business Solutions Group (B2B) Office and Visual...Read More...
Sharp Selects Vision Office Systems of South Carolina as an Authorized Dealer and Expands National Independent Dealer Network Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Press release from the issuing company Montvale, N.J. – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC) announced that Vision Office Systems of South Carolina (SC), LLC a subsidiary of Vision Office Systems, Inc., headquartered in Charlotte, NC, has joined its extensive nationwide...Read More...
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Sydney, Australia - 22 May 2018 - Sharp Corporation of Australia today announces that Daniel Gard has been appointed to National Sales and Marketing Manager – B2B, effective 16 May 2018, replacing Greg Wallis who retired in April 2018. In this position, Gard will report directly to Hitoshi Kagawa, Managing Director of Sharp Corporation of Australia and will be responsible for directing the strategic growth and profitability of Sharp's Business Solutions Group (B2B) Office and Visual...Read More...

Sharp chief Tai to stay on 2 more years

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OSAKA -- Sharp President Tai Jeng-wu will remain at the helm until 2020, aiming to guide the electronics company to ambitious earnings goals despite challenges ahead. Citing a "strong sense of duty," Tai told workers in a message on Friday that he would stay through the year ending March 2020 and work on grooming a successor to take over after the current medium-term plan ends. When Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry , or Foxconn, sent Tai to run newly acquired Sharp in August 2016, he made...Read More...
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