Sampo and Tatung to highlight PDP TVs at Computex

Hau Ting Yuan, Taipei; Emily Chuang, DIGITIMES Asia 0

Sampo and Tatung will be the only two Taiwan-based vendors to showcase 42-inch and 50-inch PDP (plasma display panel) TVs at Computex 2005 (May 31- June 4).

For Sampo’s PDP TV lineup, the company uses panels from Japan-based Matsushita featuring a contrast ratio of 3,000:1. Tatung is using panels from both Samsung Electronics and Pioneer, with the panels featuring a contrast ratio of 3,000:1 and 1,500:1, respectively.

In related news, last year Taiwan-based PDP panels makers focused on WVGA resolution (852×480 pixels) panel production, with less than 5% of the panels supporting WXGA resolution (1,280×768 pixels). On the other hand, WXGA panels accounted for 30% of the panels produced by Japanese PDP makers and 12% of the panels produced by South Korean vendors, according to market sources.