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Sharp envisions new flat panel center

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 31 Jul 2007 11:46 User comments (3)

Sharp envisions new flat panel center Sharp Corp. has revealed plans to spend up to $3.2 billion on a new liquid-crystal display (LCD) factory as part of a new flat-panel industrial park currently in plans. The electronics maker wants to create a "manufacturing complex for the 21st century," and is inviting other component manufacturers to participate. According to a statement from the company, the plan is to reduce distribution costs, help in production planning and promote collaboration.
Asahi Glass Co., a manufacturer of the glass known as substrate used to make LCDs, plans to participate in the center along with Dai Nippon Printing Co., which manufactures color filters. Corning Inc., a larger glass substrate maker than Asahi Glass Co., also plans to construct facilities at the center.

The factory will be located at the city of Sakai, located in the southern part of Osaka prefecture. Work is set to begin in November and the center will begin production in 2010.

Yahoo (AP)

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3 user comments

131.7.2007 14:03

I don't see why this is important as of right now if it won't be built until 3 years from now.

22.8.2007 15:36

Its good to see that they are progressing and planning for the future.

314.8.2007 15:00

complex for the 21st century
With talks of SED and other formats on the horizon, how can they expect this to still be a state of the art facility?

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