- Pioneer Corp. will launch production of plasma televisions in the US this summer with annual output of 100,000 units under consideration. The switchover to local production from exports from Japan is aimed at cultivating the US plasma TV market. Pioneer plans to send plasma panels, the core component, from Japan to the US, where Pioneer Electronics Technology Inc., a California-based subsidiary that makes projection TVs, will assemble plasma sets.
- Sony Corp.'s US unit unveiled formal plans to launch an internet music service, called Connect, that will allow users to buy music online and download it to Sony portable devices. Sony...