Matsushita will detail its expansion plan on Tuesday (May 18).
The fab is expected to begin operations in the fall of 2005 with a capacity of about 100,000 units a month. The capacity will be gradually expanded to 250,000 units a month by 2007.
Matsushita just launched operations at a second PDP fab in Ibaraki, Osaka, last month with a capacity of 40,000 units. Along with its first PDP fab there and another in Shanghai, Matsushita now has production capacity totaling about 80,000 units a month. With the second Ibaraki fab scheduled to double its capacity by next year, Matsushita will have established the yearly capacity of 1.5 million units.
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