Thin is in in home electronics.
The recession cast a pall over the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January. Attendance at the event was down nearly 22 percent from 2008, and few exhibitors debuted new, head-turning products. Panasonic was a notable exception. The consumer electronics giant introduced a spate of new releases, including one of its most impressive offerings to date: the world’s thinnest plasma display available for purchase. “The Viera Z1 is the crème de la crème of our TV business,” says Bob Perry, senior vice president of Panasonic Consumer Electronics, one of more than 500 subsidiaries of the Osaka, Japan–based parent corporation. “It presents multiple breakthrough technologies in the world’s thinnest design.” – From Robb Report
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