【ウォールストリートジャーナルのインタビュー記事】 It’s been a humbling year for Sharp, once one of the world’s largest LCD makers. Battered by mammoth losses, Sharp has slashed staff and licensed its best technology to Chinese manufacturers. It has gone cap in hand to potential partners, selling stakes in itself to arch-rival Samsung Electronics Co. 005930.SE -0.31%, and given its banks managerial say in exchange for a lifeline. There is a concern that the loss-ridden firm may face a slow death through marginalization, however, because it still lacks the cash to invest in growth areas. “Sharp has exhausted all partnerships that could give birth to competitive advantages in its products,” Yoshihisa Toyosaki, analyst at Tokyo-based IT consultancy firm Architect Grand Design, said. “Now, they just want the cash.” For months, the maker of displays used in Apple Inc.'s AAPL -1.58%iPads has been looking into various ways to raise funds to survive.