Japan Display and Sharp turn up the heat against China-based smartphone display makers
posted by Maxwell R. / Dec 19, 2014, 2:52 AM
The cheap labor is the reason why we see, “Made in China” stamped or engraved on nearly every consumer good sold en masse. Such developments were arguably economically unavoidable, but that does not make the results any less telling. Where there used to be swaths of high-quality electronics made in Japan, and a heavy manufacturing base in the United States, there is now a largely service-based economy and manufacturing firms simply cannot compete outside of highly-specialized areas.
Japan Display (JDI – a joint venture of Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi) and Sharp, two leading manufacturers of smartphone panels, found themselves in a situation where they had to adapt to the competition coming out of China from shops like TPV, Hisense, and Haier, or risk getting crushed.
According to industry sources in Taiwan, JDI and Sharp are getting into a price war on bids to smartphone manufacturers like ZTE, Huawei, and TCL (makers of Alcatel-branded mobile phones) who continue to expand their reach out of China and into other developing markets with ever increasing higher-quality smartphones. JDI and Sharp are aggressively courting the companies and have apparently scaled for production and have cut prices on TFT LCD panels for use in high-spec devices.
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I'm expecting that hugo barra cyanogenmod guy to post something political and racist here.
posted on Dec 19, 2014, 3:05 AM 5
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I'm afraid I have to halt this Japan hate for a while and save my Russian pals from iStates... Besides, I failed to feel the heat from this article, Sharp will eventually failed
posted on Dec 19, 2014, 3:25 AM 2
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JDI's Display always have Yellow Band/Hue/Tint Issues. I'm not sure did JDI had aware on this issues already or not? JDI is a really great Display panel which is one of my favourite Display Panel Company, its Japan best display for smartphones, They are really good. Anyone has the info? Is JDI aware on this issue already? They make great Display Panel Very Well. Thanks in advance.
posted on Dec 19, 2014, 3:24 AM 0
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"TFT LCD panels for use in high-spec devices." This sentence makes me cringe. Nothing with a TFT in this day and age should be considered "high-spec".
posted on Dec 19, 2014, 4:05 AM 0
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Usually before I talk about something I will be looking for as much information as I could, so I do not sound like a fool. I suggest you read this.http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki
posted on Dec 19, 2014, 5:24 AM 0
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Price wars will not end well for Japan Display and Sharp. They are to invest in OLED or even higher display tech to get better margin.
posted on Dec 19, 2014, 4:42 AM 0
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Lol...i don't agree with you because In May 21, 2013 JDI Announces Development of 5.2-inch Full-HD OLED Display Investment Planned for OLED Manufacturing Pilot Line in Ishikawa, Japan.http://www.j-display.com/english/news/2013/
May 29, 2014 JDI Announces Development of LCD Module Which Applies Local Dimming Backlight Technology to its WhiteMagic.
July 17, 2014 JDI Announces Start of Mass Production of the most advanced IPS display (IPS-NEO) for Mobile Products.http://www.j-display.com/english/news/2014/ 20140717.html
October 23, 2014 JDI Develops Quick Response LCD That Produces Clear Video Images at Low Temperatures.http://www.j-display.com/english/news/2014/ 20141023.html
Plus in Jul. 31, 2014 Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (“INCJ”), Japan Display Inc. (“JDI”), Sony Corporation (“Sony”), and Panasonic Corporation (“Panasonic”) announced that they have reached final agreement on the establishment of a new company, JOLED Inc. (“JOLED”), to integrate Sony and Panasonic’s R&D operations for organic light-emitting diode (“OLED”) display panels. Through this collaboration the four companies aim to accelerate the development and rapid commercialization of OLED display panels.
posted on Dec 19, 2014, 6:01 AM 5
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This is what all Japanese companies should be doing if they want to survive. Japan still think if they built it the consumers will buy it even if they are way too expensive something that is no longer true except for cars, for now. Chinese made goods are improving in quality and soon will catch up to the Japanese .
posted on Dec 19, 2014, 6:25 AM 0
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As long as phones remain the hottest gadget on the planet, slave labor will always exist. They need to be 'hand made' because phone models are released so rapidly that the cost and technology available for automated production make it impossible. Which is why China has the biggest factories, they offer the largest workforce for customized production lines.
posted on Dec 19, 2014, 7:23 PM 0
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