Power Move: Sharp to Terminate LCD Panel Supply to Samsung

‘Samsung Scrambling to Find New Sources’ – Looks to LG The media in Japan positively exploded this week with the shocking news that Sharp has notified Samsung it will no longer supply the world’s top seller of LCD TVs with the … Continue reading

Sharp Considering Cutting Another 1,000 Jobs

Company Says Idea is Their Own, Not A Foxconn Requirement Sharp Corp., the embattled Japanese manufacturer best known for LCD flat-panel televisions and soon to be division of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., (a Taiwanese company better known as Foxconn) … Continue reading

Stressing the Industry, LCD Panel Prices Collapse 10% in 2015

In a sign of continuing struggles in the TV business, reports out of Japan indicate that LCD panel prices continue to decline. So far in 2015, the average price of LCD panels have dropped 10%…and show no sign of slowing … Continue reading

Samsung Cuts Investment in OLED

In a move that is likely to signify a tipping point in the industry’s adoption of OLED technology, Samsung Electronics is dropping plans to build a new factory that was supposed to help it scale manufacturing of the nascent technology, … Continue reading

Panasonic Pulls the Plug on Plasma

BREAKING NEWS Multiple news outlets including Reuters, Bloomberg, and the Nikkei reported today that sources at Panasonic are saying the company will exit the plasma TV business by the end of this fiscal year, which ends in March 2014. The … Continue reading

Ever-Optimistic, At CES 2013 the CEA Releases New Growth Estimates for Industry

Every year at the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV, the organization releases new marketing data including forecasts about the future growth of the industry. According to the trade group, revenues for … Continue reading

Sharp Asks 2,000 Employees to Leave – 3,000 Raise Their Hands

Sharp Corp., the struggling Japanese manufacturer that is widely reported to be scrambling to survive, recently offered buyout packages to employees hoping that 2,000 would agree to leave the company. To their surprise, almost 3,000 employees volunteered to leave – … Continue reading