The trio of firms ushered in huge restructuring plans to climb out of the red after the sector was battered by fierce competition from lower-cost rivals and huge losses in the television business due to a shrinking domestic market.
A sharp drop in the yen since late 2012 has offered a lifeline by inflating the value of profits repatriated from overseas, with the firms launching painful overhauls to slim down their vast operations.
On Friday , Sharp said it lost
The company — a key Apple supplier that is a leader in screens for smartphones and tablets — was profitable on the operational side and said it was still on track to earn
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