The two firms had planned to roll out the new product this past spring but delayed its launch until late next year because of the unexpectedly rapid decline in prices of LCD and plasma TVs, the newspaper said.More info at Forbes.
In line with their initial plans, the partners will invest a total of 180 bln yen to build the production line at Toshiba's Himeji factory in Hyogo Prefecture, it said.
'We want to be able to mass-market the products in time for the shopping season for the Beijing Olympics in 2008,' Mitarai said. But 'we have not yet established the manufacturing technology for mass-producing SEDs at low cost,' he said.
Canon, Toshiba to start mass production of SED displays in 2008
Posted on Thursday, September 14 2006 @ 3:22 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck