toggle

AAPL Stock: 107.72 ( -5.04 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Syntax-Brillian pairs with Sharp for LCDs

updated 12:05 pm EST, Wed January 16, 2008

Syntax-Brillian & Sharp

TV builder Syntax-Brillian, generally known for its low-cost Olevia TVs, has announced a new partnership with its more famous competitor, Sharp. Reuters notes that hrough the deal, Sharp will supply Syntax with at least 700,000 LCD panels in 2008, more being an option if public demand supports it. Syntax and another company -- Taiwan's Kolin -- will also have the option of buying a 65-inch, 120Hz panel from Sharp, until the end of September 2008. This could mean an upgrade is coming this year for the existing 65-inch Olevia set.

Japanese companies like Sharp have been increasingly consolidating in the face of an intense HDTV market, host to rivals such as Vizio, LG and Samsung. Panasonic recently bought into Hitachi LCDs, while Sony was forced to abandon rear-projection sets such as the SXRD. Sharp itself decided last month to collaborate with Toshiba, selling LCD panels in exchange for semiconductors for its AQUOS TVs.




by MacNN Staff

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Blue Yeti Studio

Despite being very familiar with Blue Microphones' lower-end products -- we've long recommended the company's Snowball line of mics ...

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...

MSI Geforce GTX 970 100ME

When Nvidia announced a new line of video cards in September 2014, many people thought things would continue to be business as usual i ...

toggle

Most Commented