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Sony is considering breaking up its joint venture with Samsung on LCD panels so it can cut its costs, according to a number of reports. Sources familiar with the matter were chatting with Nikkei and Reuters to say that the Japanese firm was hoping to strike a deal by the end of this year to sell its stake, which is nearly half, …

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Anonymous Coward

Or it could mean that consumer grade field emissive displays are just around the corner. Sony do have something of a lead in this technology.

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Samsung is much better off without any dealings with Sony, so I hope they do break up.

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@ Anonymous Coward

Unfortunately Sony's efforts in FED were an early casualty of the credit crunch when 'Field Emission Technologies' (FET), the FED joint venture that Sony was a major shareholder in, was closed down due to an inability to raise capital. Sony sold all it's patents and other FED assets to AU Optronics early last year.

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