Since its founding 1912, Sharp's pioneering endeavours have brought fourth constant stream of innovative new products to serve the needs of consumers. Beginning with the invention of Ever-Sharp Pencil, from which the company name and trademark are derived, we have produced radio sets, televisions, microwave ovens, electronic calculators, solar cells, electronic organizers, LCD projectors, LCD Viewcams, color Personal Information tools, LCD TVs, and 1-Bit Audio, many of which were initally developed in Japan by Sharp. We continually strive to open up new fields, working always to fufill our mission of serving society. Sharp products are used and enjoyed throughout the world, and our overseas facilities extends to 66 bases in 28 countries. By earning the warm support and heartfelt trust of people on each of these countries, we continue to enjoy steady growth and prosperity.