Sharp Corp. engages in the manufacture and sale of electronic components and consumer electronic products. It operates through the following segments: Consumer Electronics, Energy Solutions, Business Solutions, Electronic Device, and Display Device. The Consumer Electronics segment produces television sets, disc recorders, tablet terminals, home appliances, electric heating equipment, beauty equipment, and network control units. The Energy Solutions segment deals with solar cells and storage batteries. The Business Solutions segment offers electronic registers, business projectors, various software, digital multifunction machines, and factory automation equipment. The Electronic Device segment includes camera modules, semiconductor lasers, optical sensors, analog integrated circuits, high frequency components, and light emitting diodes. The Display Device segment offers liquid crystal displays. The company was founded by Tokuji Hayakawa on September 15, 1912 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.