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Panasonic ends production of LCD (TV) panels in Japan!




“Panasonic Corp. has decided to withdraw from TV panel production amid fierce competition from foreign rivals, in particular in China and South Korea, company sources said Tuesday.

The Osaka-based company will end production at its sole liquid crystal display plant in the city of Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, by the end of September, as it expects no improvement in its profitability.

Panasonic’s withdrawal will leave Sharp Corp. as the sole Japanese electronics maker making LCD panels for TVs in Japan.

Although Panasonic will halt TV panel production, it will continue making LCD TVs using panels procured from manufacturers in South Korea and elsewhere, the sources said.

Meanwhile, Panasonic will continue producing LCD panels for other purposes and bolster the LCD businesses for vehicles and medical devices, where growth is expected.”  (Japan Times)


Another blow for Audio-Video & Electronics Manufacturing in Japan! Is this a business of the past? What do you think?


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The Japanese Consumer Mindset

Akihabara shops - Tokyo

Akihabara shops – Tokyo


GBMC Article published by the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation:

1) in EU-JAPAN NEWS, in the June 2015 edition of the Centre’s Newsletter.
Article to be found page 34 of the Newsletter:
The Japanese Consumer Mindset

2) permanently online, on the “EU Business in Japan”​ website:
The Japanese Consumer Mindset

Which future for Consumer electronics (gadgets)?

Akihabara shops - Tokyo

Akihabara shops – Tokyo

” The future of tech may not be in flashier, more powerful hardware, but instead in services enabled by clever software. The gadgets matter, but only if they allow for software that can create useful, perhaps groundbreaking services that work across all our gadgets. ” (Farhad Manjoo, The New York Times)

Great Insight. Read more at: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/08/technology/personaltech/why-gadgets-must-adapt-to-a-world-ruled-by-software.html?smid=li-share&_r=0


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