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Parent helps Sharp develop low-priced whiteboard

Use of Foxconn plant keeps the Japanese company's costs down

Sharp together with parent Foxconn has developed a 40-inch interactive whiteboard.

OSAKA -- Sharp will release a 40-inch touch-screen LCD in early February as the newest in its line of Big Pad interactive whiteboards.

The Osaka-based electronics maker said Wednesday that the device was developed in cooperation with parent Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn, and that a Chinese factory of the Taiwanese company will be used to hold down costs.

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