The company has been facing increasing pressure in the market and it doesn't own any plasma display panel (PDP) plants to support its business. Sales for Sony PDPs for fiscal year 2005 were down 67% compared to the year before and the company has failed to disclose its targets for the current fiscal year. Coupled with the enormous amount of backing Sony has committed to LCD, the move to exit the plasma market was almost inevitable.More info at DailyTech.
With PDPs now out of the picture, Sony can now focus its efforts entirely on LCD TV production where it has seen much success.
Sony to quit Plasma TV production
Posted on Wednesday, Aug 09 2006 @ 07:19 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Sony announced it will exit the plasma TV market.