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Sony’s TV Sales Not Likely To Meet Goal for Fiscal Year

Posted by on Saturday, 18 December, 2010

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 – Hiroshi Yoshioka, the president of Sony’s consumer products and devices group, has indicated that the company may not reach it’s goal of selling 25 million LCD television sets by the end of the fiscal year on March 31, 2011.

“In order for us to get a profit, we have to increase the number of TV’s sold,” he told reporters. He didn’t relay how Sony plans on doing this, or if they have a plan.

Because the industry has shifted from cathode-ray tube technology to flat liquid crystal displays, the TV units that Sony wants to increase sales of have actually fallen. The unit has lost money for the last six years, and will likely see losses again this year. Sony considers one of its biggest challenges to be able to generate a solid profit from it’s TV business.

Yoshioka said that year end holiday sales are proceeding as forecast. The numbers are led by very good sales in emerging markets.

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Bang & Olufsen Deliver Suprising Experiences

Posted by on Monday, 4 October, 2010

– Bang & Olufsen’s reputation is based on development of their own smart technologies, beautiful design, creative living solutions, outstanding quality and a never failing will to pursue perfection simply it makes it impossible to resist. Bang & Olufsen’s team is passionate to the extreme and aspire to the highest in all they do, with attention to every single detail. This is the reason why Bang & Olufsen is able to provide its customers with superior products and continuously deliver surprising experiences.

Bang & Olufsen, is a Danish company that designs and manufactures audio products, television sets and telephones. It was founded in 1925 by Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen, whose first significant product was a radio that worked with alternating current, when most radios were run from batteries. In 2004, the company opened a factory in the Czech Republic where it employs approximately 250 staff producing mainly audio products. The company offers a range of audio/video products, including television sets, music systems, loudspeakers, telephones, and multimedia products. It also develops, produces, and sells digital amplifier units. Its subsidiary, Bang & Olufsen ICEpower a/s, is responsible for the patented ICEpower technology, a technology that enables small digital amplifiers to provide high performance with particularly low heat output and thus with limited energy consumption. As of May 31, 2009, the company operated 758 B1 shops and 385 shop-in-shops. The company collaborates in the automotive segment,with Audi (Germany); the sports car manufacturer, Aston Martin (UK); and Mercedes-AMG (Germany), a manufacturer of specially designed and tuned versions of Mercedes cars. The company operates primarily in Scandinavia, including Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland; central Europe, including Germany, Switzerland, and Austria; rest of Europe; North America; and Asia. Due to the economic crisis of 2008 the company experienced a sharp decline in sales and announced significant losses. A restructuring plan included 300 layoffs in Denmark on 21 October 2008, and the abandonment of development of new mobile phones, MP3 players and stand-alone systems like DVD2 and HDR2. Instead the company will focus on its traditional strengths: high quality audio and video products.

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