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Tuesday 04 April, 2000

Xaar PLC

Sharp Corp'n of Japan Disclosed as New Licensee

Xaar PLC
4 April 2000

                                
     SHARP CORPORATION OF JAPAN DISCLOSED AS NEW LICENSEE


Xaar  plc, the Cambridge-based inkjet printing technology  group,
has today disclosed the identity of its new licensee in Japan  as
Sharp  Corporation,  a world leader in consumer  electronics  and
office  printing.  The new licence was announced by  Xaar  on  24
February  2000,  but Xaar was unable to reveal  the  identity  of
Sharp until today.

Graham Wylie, Chief Executive of Xaar said :

'We are delighted to be able to announce the name of Sharp as our
new  licensee.   They are a highly respected corporation  with  a
strong  market position across a wide range of products.  We  are
excited  at  the prospect of Xaars technology being incorporated
into future Sharp products'.


About Sharp

Headquartered  in Osaka, Japan, Sharp Corporation employs  60,000
people  worldwide.  It manufactures and sells  a  wide  range  of
products  in information and imaging systems, as well as consumer
electronics.


Graham Wylie, Chief Executive or Jonathan Lowe, Finance Director
at Xaar on Tel: 01223-423663

Steve  Liebmann  or  Lisa Baderoon at Buchanan Communications  on
Tel: 020 7-466-0500