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Barbara Jorgensen
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Barbara Jorgensen   6/13/2012 8:41:27 AM
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LCDs are still the price leader in big screens. In China, there is still a lot of demand for larger LCD TVs, and LEDs are still pricey even by US standards.

Jacob
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Re: China loosing its edges
Jacob   6/13/2012 6:19:15 AM
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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.

Barbara Jorgensen
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Re: China loosing its edges
Barbara Jorgensen   6/7/2012 4:43:49 PM
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@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).

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China loosing its edges
Jacob   6/7/2012 6:09:36 AM
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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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