Barbara, again how many customers prefer for LCD. Now a day’s smart TVs with Android Operating systems are in front end and other technologies like LED & 3D based display systems are common. Even one of the biggest LCD manufactures Samsung had spinoff their LCD division.
@Jacob: good question. I think the answer lies in the technology: LCDs are now an older technology and right now rely more on cost than differentiation to remain viable. In the semicondcutor industry, you have to be at the front of the development curve always or you will fall behind. Chips rely more on brainpower than manpower, so I agree the low-cost manufacturing is not an advantage in semiconductors. That's not to say there's any lack of brainpower in China; but I think investing in latest-generation fabs is still out of reach for indigenous China chip developers (as it is with smaller US chipmakers).
Barbara, recently I had read an article in EE news that semiconductor industries in china are losing their edge over the competitors. Chinas low cost manpower is not an attracting factor and hence manufacturing sector are moving away from a low cost model and towards innovative models. So in such situation, how Chinese manufactures can competitive with the other players.
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Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
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