Sharp Corp.'s Kameyama Plant in Japan's Mie Prefecture is the nursery of the world's most advanced TV sets
MANILA, Philippines--One of the biggest attractions at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas was something most of us could only dream about: a television set so huge that it was practically an entire wall of light, sound and stunning color.
The 108-inch liquid crystal display (LCD) TV, still a prototype and not yet commercially available anywhere in the world, was developed by the pioneering Japanese company Sharp Corp., which manufactured the product under its Aquos line of high-definition LCD wide-screen TVs.
The Aquos line, first introduced in 2001, is “the engine that drives the growth of Sharp’s business,” says Takashi Nakagawa, the manager of Sharp’s International business group. For four years now, he says, the company has posted record profits and sales due to the popularity of its flagship product.
Sharp sold six million LCD TV units worldwide in 2006, and the Aquos line itself now commands about 50 percent of the market share in Japan. Awareness of the brand hovers at around 99 percent in Sharp’s mother country, with about 75 percent of surveyed populace said to be expressing a desire to buy themselves an Aquos TV. More here...