Home
Global Supplier Directory
APPLIANCE Engineer
Supplier Solutions
APPLIANCE Line
Whitepaper Library
Calendar of Events
Association Locator
Contents Pages
Market Research
Subscription Center


 
Daily News

Matsushita Elec, Toshiba to Halt Domestic TV Tube Mfg.
Nov 10, 2003
 Printable format
 Email this Article
 Search

Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. and Toshiba Corp. will discontinue domestic production of picture tubes for televisions by the end of September 2004, The Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported.

Matsushita Electric will end picture tube production at its Takatsuki plant, which now produces 500,000 units a year, and instead focus its domestic output on high-definition plasma panels. Toshiba, which produces 2 million units a year of five large types of picture tubes at a factory in Hyogo Prefecture, will cease production as well.

In April, the companies integrated their picture tube operations, excluding production in Japan, under joint venture Matsushita Toshiba Picture Display Co. The firm took on their overseas factories as well as domestic and overseas picture tube marketing and development offices, but Matsushita Electric and Toshiba continued operating their Japanese picture tube factories independently.

Industry sources believe the conventional TV market is shrinking rapidly because of the proliferation of flat-panel TVs. With major player Sony Corp. withdrawing from domestic picture tube production next fiscal year, picture tube production in Japan may soon become a thing of the past. (Nikkei)

Back to Daily News

 

Daily News

...........................................................

Aug 27, 2014: Sustainability Standard Launched for Household Portable and Floor Care Appliances

Aug 27, 2014: Electrolux Joins AllSeen Alliance to Develop Seamlessly Connected Appliances

Aug 27, 2014: HRAI Awards Industry Leaders at 46th Annual Meeting

Aug 27, 2014: North American PCB Business Shows Seasonal Slowdown

Aug 22, 2014: Could Quirky Acquire GE Appliances?

More Daily News>>

RSS Feeds
.........................................................
Appliance Industry
Market Research

...........................................................

March 2014: Market Research - 62nd Annual U.S. Appliance Industry Forecast
February 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight: December 2013
January 2014: Market Research - Appliance Historical Statistical Review: 1954-2012
January 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight: November 2013




 
Contact Us | About Us | Subscriptions | Advertising | Home
UBM Canon © 2014  

Please visit these other UBM Canon sites

UBM Canon Corporate | Design News | Test & Measurement World | Packaging Digest | EDN | Qmed | Pharmalive | Plastics Today | Powder Bulk Solids | Canon Trade Shows