The Long Island newspaper has remade itself as a multimedia news producer with a two-studio, multimillion-dollar production operation and a team of MMJs ramping up extensive video coverage. (Newsday photo)
Parent company Xperi expects to make $350 million in IP licensing revenue in 2021.
Its new Quattron+ technology doubles the vertical resolution of a high-definition set by chopping the existing pixels in half. Meanwhile, it uses a mathematical formula to double the horizontal resolution for everything but certain parts of an image. According to Sharp, that gives its Quattron+ televisions 16 million subpixels, versus 8 million for its Quattron line and 6 million for HD. It’s a middle ground before stepping up to a 4K TV, also known as “ultra HD,” which has 24 million subpixels.
Once venerable names in consumer electronics such as Sony, Panasonic and Sharp have been besieged by competition from rivals in the U.S., South Korea and, increasingly, China.
Sharp Corp. shares tumbled nearly 30% to their lowest closing level since 1976 on Friday as investors questioned whether Japan’s last major maker of television panels will survive the sunset of the country’s TV industry.