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JVC took advantage of its captive audience at their CES press conference to announce that it is spinning off its mobile division as a separate company. The new company, called JVC Mobile Company of America, will now oversee the sales and marketing of JVC mobile products including in-car CD and DVD players and related products. The new company will be a division of JVC Americas Corp. The change will be effective as of April 1, 2006. Shinichi Takada, formerly general manager of overseas sales and marketing for mobile entertainment, will take over as president of the new division. JVC Americas chairman Shigeharu Tsuchitani noted that "JVC will be able to enhance support for our dealer network and be better positioned to continue our strong growth in the category."