Originally Posted by Lotus
. . . Plasmas may be on the way out, but a lot of that has been from greed. Fujitsu for instance relied too long on high price points. Then the numbers dropped on them. Rather than lower the price point, they remained greedy, and the result is they are out of the plasma business.
. . . Pioneer has always been strong in market shares with their plasmas. I don't see this going anywhere unless the Panasonic versions of their sets are a step back. . .
Pioneer will drop out of plasma when Panasonic decides to scale back on unprofitible PDP production. This will happen when PDP glass from China improves just a bit more. And that will happen. Remember the China factories can produce for far less investment in labor and virually no investment in intellectual capital.