Toshiba and Matsushita to Start Cranking Out OLEDs in Massive Numbers

Toshiba and Matsushita's joint display group is about to become the first Japanese firm to jump into the OLED production game, and in a big way-their announced factory will begin producing as many as one million 2.5-inch OLED panels per month when it comes online in the fall of next year. What could they be up to?… »7/21/08 3:40pm7/21/08 3:40pm

Old Lady Sues Tech Giants for Patents, Bakes Cakes with Lasers

Columbia University Professor Emeritus Gertrude Neumark Rothschild, the scourge of high-tech companies and freeway drivers, is trying to block imports from Sony, Nokia, Motorola, LG, Matsushita and Samsung, after successfully settling a similar patent lawsuit against Philips last week. The U.S. International Trade… »3/21/08 7:00am3/21/08 7:00am

Pioneer Will Give Kuro Secret Sauce to Panasonic, Says Nikkei

According to a new Nikkei report, Pioneer is going to cease plasma production, as we suspected, but will not just become a passive buyer of Panasonic's plasma technology. Instead, it will combine forces with Panasonic (aka Matsushita) to make sure that the hot Kuro line doesn't fall in quality. At the same time,… »3/06/08 4:15pm3/06/08 4:15pm

Reuters: Pioneer Ending ALL Plasma Production, Will Outsource Panels to Panasonic

About a week ago it was confirmed that Pioneer was killing off its 42-inch plasmas to focus on sets bigger than 50 inches. Now Japan's Nikkei and Reuters are reporting that they're going to cease making plasma panels entirely, and will buy them from Matsushita (Panasonic). This follows a similar consolidation trend in… »3/04/08 12:20am3/04/08 12:20am

Toshiba Matsushita Display Introduces New 21" OLED Screen That Nobody Will Be Able to Buy

Another week, another display manufacturer trying to make us believe that large OLED screens are going to happen someday. Like Really-Real-Soon-Now™. This time it's the Toshiba Matsushita Display Technology Corporation, a joint venture that has been mass-producing 3.5-inch OLED screens for some time, showing off a… »4/09/07 4:21am4/09/07 4:21am

Matsushita Too Successful for Its Own Good in Plasma Market?

Matsushita is reporting one its best quarters in over a decade, largely due to its dominance of the plasma screen market, with a third of the marketshare. LG (number 2), and Samsung, on the other hand, both reported losses. Good for Matsushita, right? Well if LG and Samsung pull a Sony—that is, out of plasma—with only… »2/02/07 2:40pm2/02/07 2:40pm

Matsushita Fire-Massage Chair Not Working out as Planned

Panasonic-owned company, Matsushita, is recalling thousands of massage chairs because they can ignite on fire. The incidents are supposedly extremely rare and only happened in demo chairs that are constantly being used. That's too bad—it's cold as hell here in the Midwest and I could use a good fire massage. »1/31/07 2:45pm1/31/07 2:45pm