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LG produces smaller plasma display panels for China

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 21 May 2007 19:07 User comments (13)

LG produces smaller plasma display panels for China LG Electronics has announced it is producing its smallest plasma display panel (PDP) for the Chinese TV market. The South Korean company, which is the world's #2 manufacturer of plasma display panels (PDP), said it will supply 32-inch plasma panels for unspecified Chinese TV set makers. LG recently moved to cut its output and restructure its PDP business amid falling panel prices and growing losses.
"We will begin the mass production from June, at our module plant in Nanjing," a company spokesman said. "China's 30-inch grade TV market is set to grow quickly ahead of next year's Beijing Olympics." He added that LG will offer the 32-inch PDP screens at a lower price than smaller sized LCD panels but declined to set a price or the planned production volume.

On Friday, LG halted production of plasma display panels at its smallest of its three domestic plasma panel lines before the end of June. The company trails behind Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. in the plasma business, but is ahead of the another South Korean giant, Samsung SDI Co.

Source:
Reuters

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13 user comments

121.5.2007 21:23

This is a logical move making things smaller in China cause of the space issue.

222.5.2007 12:13
mglez86
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Wow, that's an impressive comment, i think you are thinking about Japan.

322.5.2007 13:39

Originally posted by mglez86:
Wow, that's an impressive comment, i think you are thinking about Japan.
In the article it talks about Chinese TV market :)

425.5.2007 9:00
scott2k7
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i wanna go to china everything is cheap because of cheap workers

528.5.2007 6:55
mglez86
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yeah the article talks about china, but the space problems are in Japan, that's what i meant :)

628.5.2007 13:41

Originally posted by mglez86:
yeah the article talks about china, but the space problems are in Japan, that's what i meant :)
I understand what you mean. Sooner or later everyone is going to have space issues.

729.5.2007 10:27
mglez86
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well yeah, you're rigth, good thing there's corps taking care of that, i'd like a plasma not for size but for quality, so i guess they should sell it cheaper if it's smaller, though most of the time the smaller the more expensive the market becomes.

829.5.2007 12:09
scott2k7
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smaller the tv bigger the price because its new technology remember!

929.5.2007 12:09
scott2k7
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smaller the tv bigger the price because its new technology remember!

1030.5.2007 5:52
mglez86
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also remember, bigger the market, smaller the price! woohoo for globalism!!!

1130.5.2007 9:08
scott2k7
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dont think so not if its new technology its will be dearer like when a new console cums out

1231.5.2007 12:04
mglez86
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crap, forgot abouth that! well, i'll wait ten years, just kidding! eventually it should come down, or eventually no one will buy the new stuff to "make" prices come down.

1315.6.2007 15:19

They could just be reving up production just in time to introduce a new technology... Those SED sets are looking pretty good if they ever come to market.

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