“Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd in Korea announced LCD TVs larger than 50 inches, but they are not in the market. Our 56-inch TV will be the largest available model commercially,” BenQ said.
BenQ has just announced at Computex Taipei that it will sell 46-inch models from July 2004.
By introducing a series of large LCD TV models, it aims to acquire a reputation and global share next to Samsung, Sharp Corp, and Sony Corp, BenQ said.
The company’s LCD panels will be manufactured by AU Optronics Corp (AUO) with fifth-generation glass substrates. BenQ explained that AUO will start manufacturing sixth-generation ones in the first quarter of 2005, seventh-generation ones in the first quarter of 2007, and finally eighth-generation ones in 2008. Putting this schedule in mind, BenQ has a plan to improve its line-up of large size LCD TVs.
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