Sharp Corporation, Osaka, Japan

Sharp is a multinational company and one of the leading producers of electronic products. The company was founded in 1912 as a metal workshop. The name of the company derivers from its founders first inventions, the  Ever-Sharp mechanical pencil. This worldwide operating company employs nearly 60 000 people. The first calculator was introduced in 1964. The world’s first LCD calculator came on the market in 1973.