[opendtv] LCD manufacturing costs

  • From: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2004 09:10:30 -0400

I did a brief search on this subject. The following article provides 
some insights about LCD manufacturing costs. The real impediments 
appear to be the cost to set-up a manufacturing line, and the 
technical know-how to build these panels...



>Television manufacturers such as Konka and TCL are also reportedly 
>interested in setting up LCD plants, which would help reduce 
>mainland dependence on foreign suppliers.
>But market watchers say the investments are fraught with risk - a 
>fifth-generation plant costs as much as US$2 billion. Furthermore, 
>mainland companies lack the technology know-how and must partner 
>with a foreign firm.
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