Sony to Outsource LCD TV Production to Hon Hai

Some curious news out of Sony, who apparantly are having to make some changes to compete with the plethora of lower cost LCD manufacturers which are cutting into their profits. Of course, what’s unknown is if performance will suffer from the switch or if everything will remain the same. One thing’s guaranteed, Sony sets will remain overpriced, and my Father will still always only buy a Sony television set.


PC World

Sony plans to outsource production of its popular LCD TVs for the Americas in order to reduce costs and focus more on research and design, the company said in a statement Tuesday. The Japanese electronics giant, which sells LCD TVs under the popular Bravia name, will turn over production of LCD TVs for the Americas region to Taiwanese contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry, which operates under the trade name Foxconn.