They simply can't be stopped in NA.
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11-12-2011 #377Soldier 95BGuest
Indeed. I just wish the success they have had in North America, as well as Europe, would translate over into Japan. But, it didn't happen in Japan with Xbox 1, it didn't happen with Xbox 360, and it won't happen with Xbox 3.
More push in EUR + dominance in NA would negate JPN.
11-13-2011 #382Soldier 95BGuest
I know a few friends and family in Japan and they said that Japan is not fond of American products. Though they like our colleges.
Their tastes are different and they don't trust in American engineering.
11-13-2011 #384Soldier 95BGuest
11-13-2011 #386Soldier 95BGuest
Have had bad experiences with them.
You must be unlucky because they make the best $#@! out there.
I don't think that's the reason, it's due to the quality. A positive example would be the iPod and I'm inclined to believe that they love Americans 1) They love American music from the 60s (fact). 2) They love western influences in general (classical music, western instruments, pop) 3) They like to hire American celebs for their commercials on a general basis.
I can look up more information but I don't think there's any patriotism involved here. Maybe a minority but who doesn't have those?
Yes I know everything is made in China and assembled in Mexico now but the point is that Japanese electronics have always been top notch, in a factual sort of way. Go ahead and disagree with me but that's the truth.
Even if they get it manufactured in some other country, it doesn't change the fact that they design it themselves.
11-14-2011 #394Soldier 95BGuest
I would not say factual but I could see in your experience.
Well, a good example of Japanese>American electronics would be the reliability of the PS3 and Wii vs the 360
Usually at least 2nd generation tried and tested chips at that.
I've never expected anything leading edge and inovative from out of Japan, just reliable and "average" copies.
I trust their stuff to work, Ive just never been excited by any of it.
Look how far NEC had fallen behind the times.
Sony Walkman for example..who invented that again....?
Last edited by mynd; 11-14-2011 at 02:25.
Sony's choice could mean a financial setback for Sharp, which initially sought to provide domestic and foreign electronics manufacturers, including Sony, with panels manufactured at a Sharp LCD factory in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, according to observers.
Sony now intends to increase the percentage of lcd panels it purchases from Taiwan manufacturers. The company's move can be seen as an unavoidable decision to shore up its TV production business; however, it could undermine the international competitiveness of domestically produced LCD panels, the observers said.
In February 2008, when demand for flat-panel TVs was rapidly growing, Sony decided to jointly operate Sharp's Sakai factory through investment in the facility. The stable procurement of TV panels was "a top priority" for Sony, former President Ryoji Chubachi said.
However, after the economic downturn following the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holding Inc. in autumn 2008, sales of flat-panel TVs rapidly declined in North America and Japan. The realization of Sony's goal of moving its TV business into the black by fiscal 2010, proclaimed by Chairman and President Howard Stringer, became unlikely and further cost cuts became necessary in the industry.
For Sony, which is accelerating its market development efforts in such emerging countries as China and India, strengthening its price competitiveness is a crucial task.
For that reason, Sony focused on revising its procurement of TV panels--which account for about 70 percent of a set's manufacturing cost--as an effective and immediate means of cutting costs. The company ultimately decided to increase the percentage of panels it obtains from Taiwan, which offers both low prices and flexible supply.
Sony will increase the percentage of panels it buys from Taiwan manufacturers AU Optronics Corp. and Chimei Innolux Corp. from the current 30 percent to around 50 percent. It will not purchase more from Sharp for a while.
Sony is reportedly selling some or all of its share of the Sony-Samsung LCD joint venture, which started years ago, when LCD was booming. Both companies started working together in 2004 as Sony realized that Samsung had advanced manufacturing and great intellectual property in that field. Sony brought cash that was crucial to build more and more advanced plants optimized for large TV displays. Each company contributed $1.8B to the venture.Despite all these efforts, Sony’s Television business has yet to turn a profit, and with LCD prices falling, Sony has probably figured out that it should better be on the demand-side as a customer, than a supply-side as a joint manufacturer. While this may lower the cost for Sony and free some cash, this effectively means that Sony is out of the LCD manufacturing technology race, and although it may continue to do research and development, it would have a hard time to ramp up a production line that could rival Samsung and LG.
its an increasing trend, and one that would have to put doubt in anyone who truley belives in "Japanese electronics".
Last edited by mynd; 11-14-2011 at 02:43.
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