During a November briefing of media and analysts at Sony headquarters in Tokyo, company chairman Howard Stringer promised greater integration of Sony content and hardware to drive the company’s growth.
Vizio has kept its lead in LCD TV market share in the U.S. this quarter, increasing its overall share, although Samsung has narrowed the gap
Efforts by high-end TV manufacturers to produce less-expensive models have led to a significant narrowing in the price differential between "premium" and "value" LCD TV brands. That's according to research released this week by iSuppli Corp.
In the first quarter version of iSuppli's LCD TV market rankings, Vizio retook the lead from Samsung, the research firm announced last week
A Surprise at LG’s Line Show At LG’s line show yesterday, dealers were surprised to learn that Bob Perry, vice president of sales for LG Electronics North America, has left the company. But that was all the company would say. No other details were released other than that he left the company to pursue other interests. Perry has made a name for himself in the industry, long before he was even with LG, where he as been for three years, after a stint at Mitsubishi. Some dealers at the show reacted negatively to the news, but others expressed that they were not concerned The Ever-Growing Brand
At iSuppli Corp.’s Flat Information Displays 2006 (FID) conference in San Jose, Calif. last week, one of the major topics of concern was the potential commoditization of the LCD TV. With LCD TVs predicted to surpass cathode ray tube televisions in revenue and shipments by the end of 2006 and 2009 respectively, the threat of LCD sets becoming just as much of a commodity as their CRT ancestors grows. iSuppli already characterizes 32-inch and smaller LCD televisions as commodities and expects 40/42-inch sets to follow in 2007. Though differentiation between products presents a possible hedge against commoditization, the strategy could