Sony planning LCD HDTV outsourcing to Foxconn/Wistron?

Oct 18, 2010
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Sony planning LCD HDTV outsourcing to Foxconn/Wistron?

Sony is reportedly looking to outsource production of its high-end LCD HDTVs, with Foxconn tipped to take responsibility for the Japanese company's frameless sets and Wistron the recently-unveiled Sony Google TV range.  According to DigiTimes' sources, the decision is primarily a cost-saving one, with Sony looking to outsource 70- to 80-percent of LCD TV production having just managed to turn around six years of consecutive financial losses by the division.

Sony, Foxconn and Wistron are unsurprisingly declining to comment on the reports, though the companies are already working together for production of various sets.  Apparently only 20- to 30-percent of 2011 models will be in-house designs, with the remainder split equally between OEM and ODM designs.


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