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Backed by Foxconn, Sharp returns to PCs with Toshiba unit purchase

Japan-based electronics maker was away for eight years

Sharp will actively cultivate overseas demand for Toshiba PCs. 

OSAKA -- Sharp on Monday completed its purchase of Toshiba's personal computer business, looking to revive the operation by slashing costs via the extensive procurement network of Taiwanese parent Hon Hai Precision Industry, or Foxconn.

With this, Sharp re-enters the PC arena for the first time since discontinuing the Mebius brand in 2010.

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