Panasonic returns to Profit and Shares Surge

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    1. hodg100

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      Now with that balloon lead weight call plasma division being no more, happy to see Panasonic back in the black.
      I wouldn't think throwing money into oled is the first thing they will do.To me that sounds like going back to smoking after a lung cancel op'.
      Let LG with their w oled run with Oled and they deserve it as they listened to Kodaks
      R & D and will profit from the wisdom.
      Panasonic have had its rise in plasma TV fortunes but now it is time for someone else to bat at the crease and bask in the fame.

      Stick to 4k TV I say to Panasonic and prove you can beat Samsung and Sony in that game and win some awards.
       
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      Glad to hear that, as I was a little worried they may can their TV business completely.
       
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      Great to hear, I remember reading about the AVF visit to the plasma factory.
      The slow and steady approach to OLED should pay off for a long time, I hope so.
       
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      Well sad news they not making any money on consumer products at all .. just industrial deals like car batterys cells to toyota and Tesla. With further plans might cut down even more on consumer products. Cutting down on unprofitable productlines untill march 2016 as part of they recovery plan....

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      We might never se any consumer Panasonic Oled tv.
       
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      They're going to quit making TVs all together. Am I the only who can see this? Everyone of the "old guard" is following Philips' model. When Philips removed consumer electronics and especially TVs from their portfolio, the company did better than it had in years. Panasonic and Sony will do the same as much as we like them. The Koreans and Chinese are the rulers now, as much as we like it or not.
       
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      Philips TV business was a hide bound disaster - I dealt with them a bit.
      Massive software overheads and the process was the objective not the product etc. Imagine the NHS IT project.
      I wondered how they kept it going so long.
       
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      Philips could have had something but they were stupid and thought CRT TVs would be popular because "prices would fall". They completely missed on the slim and flat craze that Samsung had already cornered by their popularity with LCD computer monitors. If Philips had chosen to invest in Plasma/LCD in the early 2000s, they might have been able to hold on to their place as TV market leader in Europe.
       
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      No, their business process became self serving.
      It was actually very difficult as a semis supplier to do business with them because their ideas of the software architecture for a TV were bizarre and bloated. Plus a lot of the requirements were about superficial items which were not relevant at those stages.
       
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      Philips have always had their own way of doing things and I believe they still had the potential to make great products (proven by most parts of their 9000 series, except software!).
       

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