Osaka, Japan-based Funai Electric announced earlier this month that it will release a line of inexpensive 4K televisions in the North American market this fall, in time for the region’s major selling season. The company expects this year to be the year when 4K UHD TVs hit it big and they want to be ready to grab market share with their lineup.
Funai Files $400 Million Claim Against Philips; But Management Infighting Engulfs Funai in Flames
In an unusually breathless and overstimulated report out of Japan, we learn that Funai Electric Co., Ltd. – a large, global OEM manufacturing company of mostly AV gear – has filed a $400 million damage claim in their battle with Philips over the loss of a deal with the European giant for its Woox audio business. Not only that, but the report from the Nikkei also revealed that – at the same time – Funai’s President and CEO of less than 9-months has abruptly resigned in a dispute with upper management on the future direction of the company.