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Toshiba pledges massive investment to make SED TVs top

May 23rd, 2006 · No Comments

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Toshiba has confirmed that its (surface-conduction Electron-emitter display) business, SED Inc., a joint venture with Canon, will see a massive 180 billion Yen investment this year. The Corporation justified the cash injection to its investors by saying “SED is the kind of innovative display that comes along once every half century. Because of that, we will make every effort to achieve our plan. We will release the detailed schedule of the capital investment when the time comes.”
Tosh contuinues to tout SED as a superior alternative to and , with deeper blacks and faster response times. The focus is now on the brand’s Himeji factory where the race is on to produce the first 55 inch SED panels.
Large screen SED prototypes were conspicuously missing at the 2006 CES. Keiichiro Mori, chief specialist at Toshiba’s SED development Group, said, “It’s like climbing a mountain, we are about a mile from the top of the development mountain, but that last mile is the most difficult to climb. My engineers are working full time to complete our journey.”

Tags: High definition TV · Trade

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