Sharp's Commercialization and Industrialization of Solar Cells Recognized as IEEE*1 Milestone*2

On April 10, 2010, a ceremony and press conference were held to mark the recognition of Sharp solar cells as an IEEE Milestone.

Sharp's achievements in the commercialization and industrialization of solar cells from 1959 to 1983 have been recognized as an IEEE Milestone from the IEEE, the world's largest academic society for electrical, electronics, information, and telecommunications engineering.
This recognition represents high praise for Sharp's efforts to bring solar cells into practical use and to contribute to the solar cell industry with products for applications ranging from lighthouses and space satellites to housing. This is Sharp's second IEEE Milestone, having been awarded one in 2005 for leading the industry in the development of electronic calculators from 1964 to 1973. It is also the 14th IEEE Milestone for a Japanese company.