Sharp may get OEM deal with Hewlett-Packard in copiers-source

Reuters

TOKYO, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Japan's Sharp Corp mayget an original equipment manufacturing (OEM) deal to make copymachines under the Hewlett-Packard brand, a sourcefamiliar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Supply of copiers to the U.S. company could begin as earlyas the second half of the current business year that ends inMarch 2014, he said, declining to be identified because a formaldeal had yet to be signed.

Shares in Sharp were up 7.9 percent at 300 yen in latemorning trade, while the benchmark Nikkei average wasroughly flat.

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