December 20, 2004

Sony to finish plasma for LCD?

by brian_turner

According to an Asian newspaper report, Sony are planning to exit the plasma scren market in 2005.

Nihon Keizai Shimbun newspaper claimed that Sony – the second largest plasma TV maker, behind Matsushita/Panasonic, would finish with plasmas models perhaps as early as the Spring.

Sony has denied the reports, but a point of interest is that Sharp has already ditched plasma for LCD,

According to the report Sony denies plasma TV withdrawal:

Sony responded with a statement that while it would concentrate on LCD screens, it had no plans to pull out of plasma.

Electronics analyst Kazuya Yamamoto said it was difficult for Sony to make a profit out of plasma screens.

“Because Sony relies 100% on others for its panels, it has little room to lower costs,” he said.

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