Sharp Corp. engages in the manufacture and sale of electronic components and consumer electronic products. It operates through the Consumer/Information Products and Electronic Components segments. The Consumer/Information Products segment produces audio-visual and communications equipment; health and environmental devices; and information devices. The Electronic Components segment offers liquid crystal displays, solar cells, and other electronic devices. The company was founded by Tokuji Hayakawa on September 15, 1912 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.