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Foxconn Considers $7B US Plant
Foxconn Considers
$7B US Plant

Foxconn Considers $7B US Plant

Taiwanese company says it could create 50K jobs

(Newser) - The Taiwanese company that assembles Apple's iPhones and other electronics is considering investing $7 billion in a US factory to produce display panels that would create as many as 50,000 jobs. Foxconn CEO Terry Gou discussed the potential expansion Sunday during a company meeting in Taiwan, the AP...

Fancy New TV Selling for a Whopping $133K

And it'll be years before there's anything to watch on it

(Newser) - Great news for anyone in the market for a prohibitively expensive, largely useless status symbol: Sharp is releasing the first commercially available 8K TV next month. The BBC reports the 85-inch set—which comes with a $133,000 price tag—has a resolution 16 times better than a regular HD...

To Rebuild Company, Sharp Turns to ... Strawberries

Will grow the fruit indoors in Dubai, sell it to rich Middle Easterners

(Newser) - Remember Sharp? Perhaps you owned one of the Japanese company's TVs many years ago. Perhaps you still do—though that's less likely, given, as Reuters reports, the company had to get bailed out by banks last year after posting a $5.5 billion loss. So to address its...

TV Makers Scoff at Your Puny Recession

Say buyers will continue snapping up flat panels; investors not so sure

(Newser) - Who cares if there’s a recession? The Super Bowl’s on! Even after the worst retailing Christmas in years, the makers of flat-panel, high-definition TVs are confident their trendy product will keep selling, spurred by falling prices and prime tube-watching events like the Olympics. One market-research firm is predicting...

Soaring LCD Sales Have Suppliers Scrambling

Profits booming in latest entertainment tech sector

(Newser) - Manufacturers are ramping up production of LCD TVs, which are selling so well there's a supply shortage, reports the Wall Street Journal. Profits are at their highest since 2004, but production cutbacks in 2006 left companies unprepared to meet demand. LG Philips reported record quarterly profits last week, at $806...

Electronics Giants Join Forces
Electronics Giants Join Forces

Electronics Giants Join Forces

Panasonic, Hitachi, and Canon announce tie-up

(Newser) - Hitachi, Canon, and Panasonic have announced plans to work to together in moving flat-panel display technology forward, PC World reports. Competition is heating up in the industry, and the companies hope the alliance will accelerate development time. The firms will work together on LCD displays and organic light emitting diode...

Top 10 HDTVs—Starting at $1K
Top 10 HDTVs—Starting at $1K

Top 10 HDTVs—Starting at $1K

Forbes picks the top 10, and busts a high-res myth

(Newser) - Forbes cuts through the confusion surrounding high-res flat-screens, picking 10 HDTVs that will give you a fab picture and a price tag to make you weep—with joy:
  1. Sharp AQUOS 37" LCD LC-37D43U, $1,000
  2. Olevia 42" LCD 342i, $1,000
  3. Philips 42" Plasma 42PF7321D, $1,000

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