Hon Hai working with Sharp, Alibaba on Internet TV development

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-10-14
By: Jalen Chung and Frances Huang, Central News Agency

Taipei, Oct. 14 (CNA) Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. , the world’s largest contract electronics maker, has teamed up with Japanese home appliance giant Sharp Corp. and China’s leading e-commerce operator, Alibaba Group , to develop Internet TV, according to Hon Hai Chairman Terry Gou .

Speaking to the press in China Thursday during a cloud-based technology conference held in Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province from Oct. 13 to Oct. 16, Gou said that Hon Hai has applied the YunOS operating system developed by Alibaba to Sharp’s Internet TV production as part of efforts to roll out Internet TV.

Sharp is one of Hon Hai’s subsidiaries after the Taiwanese firm completed an acquisition deal in August to take a 66 percent share, and has become the largest shareholder of the financially struggling Japanese firm.

Alibaba has not only provided the YunOS operating system to Sharp for Internet TV development but will also provide assistance to the Japanese firm in cloud-based technology and TV product sales under the multiple cooperation program, according to reports from China.     [FULL  STORY]

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