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May262011

LCD News 5.26.11-CMI introducing new lines of 3D TVs and Sony to decrease TV shipments

Taiwan based TV firms have not yet penetrated the 3D TV market. This year Taiwan-based TV makers aim to penetrate the 3D market. Firms such as Chimei Innolux (CMI) and BenQ will be pushing new lines of 3D TVs in the second half of this year. The market of LCD TVs in Taiwan have been experiencing a drop in their prices, LG's 42 inch LED TV has fallen below $1,037; Sony is following this drop in prices.

Sony to decrease TV shipments. This is because of the low sales they have been experiencing in the past year and a half. Sony may decrease their shipments of LCD TVs by 20-30%. For the past three years sony has faced annual losses. Their main focus in the past years was to improve their LED and 3D TV market but the demand has decreased in the last half of 2010.

Because of the earthquake in Japan the production of these LCD TVs will not begin again until August-September. Other LCD TV firms located in Japan such as Panasonic and Sharp are also facing these same problems, the availablilty of panels from these firms are limited.   

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