Canon, Toshiba to start mass production of SED displays in 2008

Posted on Thursday, September 14 2006 @ 3:22 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Canon and Toshiba plan to start constructing a mass production line for SED televisions as early as this year.
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.

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.
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Re: Canon, Toshiba to start mass production of SED displays in 2008
by Anonymous on Thursday, September 14 2006 @ 3:58 CEST
Ok it's a race, will the Phantom console actually be a live product before or after SED? 2006, no I mean 2007, oh, um sorry we meant 2008.

Heck why bother giving us a year Canon/Toshiba? It's clear you've got nothing more than prototypes and you have exactly zero idea of how to successfully and profitably produce them en masse.

Trick question of the day: how many annual media shows have talked about or shown SED displays? Question 2: how many more before you can go buy one?