SoftBank has invested billions of dollars in tech companies both big and small.
Smartphone displays are increasing in size without requiring larger devices.
Taiwanese manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry is the largest assembler for Apple but drastic slowdown in iPhone demand may not doom it.
Markets in Asia were mostly flat in Monday trade after the latest missile test by North Korea this morning.
Peter Boardman, NWQ Investment Management Company, says there could be a greater supply of Sharp shares than demand should the company relist on the TSE1.
Ben Cavender, China Market Research Group, says by launching a smartphone through Sharp, Foxconn can test the waters ahead of its own push into the market.
The Vision Fund is looking to have $100 billion committed by November. SoftBank is kicking in $28 billion.
Dow futures tumbled and equities in Asia opened lower as the yen climbed and the euro spiked amid political and legal turmoil surrounding U.S. President Donald Trump.
Taizo Son, brother of SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son, tells CNBC what's causing Japan's innovation culture to stumble.
Asian markets were mixed on Wednesday, as Wall Street's rise was offset by disappointment with Apple earnings, as traders eyed the Fed.
Most Asia markets declined on Wednesday, tracking Wall Street's negative close overnight, with resources and financial shares under pressure.
Asian equities closed mixed on Tuesday, on geopolitical tensions and as investors eyed Toshiba's twice-delayed earnings results.
Asia markets traded broadly lower on Friday as Samsung shares were closely watched by investors after Jay Y. Lee's arrest.
Toshiba may delay the sale of its prized flash-memory chip unit.
Toshiba will detail a multi-billion dollar writedown related to cost overruns at its U.S. nuclear arm on Tuesday.
Sony Electronics, Marks & Spencer and Best Buy are among the big names to have closed Chinese operations, the SCMP reports.
Asia markets were trading sideways on Monday, as investors looked past a weekend dominated with Donald Trump inauguration headlines and await clarity on policies.
The world's largest contract electronics maker is considering setting up a display-making plant in the United States.
Asia markets traded mixed, where Toshiba shares came under pressure from a Nikkei report, while Samsung Group stocks pulled back after initial gains.
South Korea's Kospi index finished flat as investors eye the fate of Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee, following a Wednesday court hearing.