A week in tech

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A week in Japan tech

Hardware

- Sharp Corp. and other Japanese electronics manufacturers are increasing LCD panel production in order to meet the growing demand for LCD televisions. Japanese firms have seen their share slip below those of their South Korean and Taiwanese rivals in the market for LCD panels for personal computers. But they want to maintain their dominant position in the market for panels for TVs requiring more sophisticated technology. Sharp in May boosted monthly production by 10% at a TV panel plant raising output from 100,000 units to 110,000. The increased production enables the company to turn out the equivalent of 40,000 more 20-inch TVs.

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