Sharp entered a strategic partnership with Foxconn (Hon Hai). Now the industry speculates if this move has anything to do with the rumored Apple Television project.
Sharp announced yesterday that the entered a strategic partnership with Foxconn. Foxconn got close to 10% of Sharp shares as part of the partnership. According to Digitimes, industry sources speculate that this partnership is aiming at getting the display supply deal for the rumored Apple Television. The Apple TV is supposed to get IGZO (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide) displays.
The Apple TV is still a very vague product. There have been just hints, including a quote from Steve Jobs in the Steve Jobs biography. He said that he "cracked" the TV user interface problem.