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NEC and Sharp announce joint venture

EC and Sharp have agreed to combine NEC Display Solutions, (NDS) a subsidiary of NEC, with Sharp. The SharpNEC joint venture will allow both companies to build upon their strengths and address the visualisation needs of their global customers.

With a comprehensive, solution-oriented portfolio and reputation as a provider of high quality displays, NDS has a strong worldwide presence with a large number of global customers. Like NDS, Sharp is a worldwide developer of innovative business products, including professional and commercial displays, and advanced technologies like next generation 8K-Ultra High Definition monitors.

“NEC offers one of the broadest visual solutions portfolios in the industry and with a consultancy led sales approach, is recognised as a trusted advisor and total solutions provider,” said Hisatsugu Nakatani, President, NEC Display Solutions, Ltd. “This joint venture will bring even greater value and benefits to customers and partners by extending our state-of-the-art product portfolios together with a range of professional service offerings.”

Under the terms of the transaction, NEC will transfer 66% ownership of NDS to Sharp, and retain a 34% equity stake in the business. The joint venture will continue to provide NEC branded products. NEC will also continue to sell the joint venture’s products and solutions to its customers around the world. The transfer is scheduled to be concluded on July 1.

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