Reuters  Aug 21  Comment 
Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn on Monday said it plans to build three facilities in the U.S. state of Wisconsin for operation as early as next year, as part of a campus housing a $10 billion liquid crystal display (LCD) factory due for...
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Channel News Asia  Aug 3  Comment 
Wisconsin's proposed US$3 billion incentive package for a new LCD screen plant by Taiwan's Foxconn is in danger of being pushed through the state's Republican-controlled legislature too quickly, Democratic critics said on Thursday.
Reuters  Aug 1  Comment 
Activists on Tuesday attacked Wisconsin's plan to waive environmental reviews for Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn's proposed $10 billion LCD flat-screen factory, calling it a roadmap to destruction of precious state wetlands.
Forbes  Jul 30  Comment 
Foxconn, which manufactures Apple products in China, has announced plans to open a plant in Wisconsin to build LCD screens for Sharp. How far does this go? Will Foxconn's Wisconsin operation re-outsource back to Asia? Globalization is confusing...
Channel News Asia  Jul 27  Comment 
WASHINGTON: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Thursday defended his plan to give a US$3 billion tax break over 15 years to convince Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn to build a US$10 billion LCD flat screen factory. The 20-million...
Financial Times  Jul 26  Comment 
White House says facility will be ‘first of many’ US investments by Apple supplier
BBC News  Jul 26  Comment 
The Taiwanese electronics firm says it will invest $10bn in a Wisconsin factory making LCD panels.
Japan Today  Jul 24  Comment 
Sharp Corp said Monday it will re-enter the U.S. market with a new high-end liquid crystal display television brand, as it is unable to use its Aquos label…


Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) are used to in flat-panel monitors and high-end flat-panel television. Recently, the market for LCDs has exploded as flat screen monitors and televisions have become popular consumer electronics devices. The manufacturing and sale of LCD devices has been profitable for a number of companies such as Chi Mei Optoelectronics, LG.Philips LCD, Samsung and Sharp Corporation (SHCAY) . However, continued competition has driven down panel prices and is threatening the profit margins on these displays at every point on the supply chain.

A number of companies depend on LCD panels for their earnings. They include

  • Corning (GLW) which both manufacture specialized, ultra-pure glass panels that are used by LCD panel manufacturers to make LCD displays, and are a major component of the company's earnings.
  • Dell (DELL) sells a large quantity of LCD monitors with their computers.
  • Daktronics (DAKT), the leading manufacturer of digital signs and scoreboards, principally uses LCD screens.

More information

See this [wikipedia article] for more detail on LCD technologies, and competing technologies which may affect the companies that rely on them. lcd is most used to digital watches and computers

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