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<div class="billede"><img src="pictures/mini-pioneerkuro.jpg"></div>Panasonic takes over Pioneer’s KURO plasma tech

06 Nov 2009 | Rasmus Larsen |

Rumours have been around for some time that Panasonic would take over Pioneer's KURO plasma technology and Pioneer's plasma patents. These rumours have now been confirmed by Pioneer in their Annual Report 2009. <br /><br />Panasonic and Pioneer began collaborating before Pioneer had to exit the plasma market due to heavy losses. Subsequently this has led to speculation that Panasonic would take over Pioneer’s KURO plasma technology and related patents. <br />Panasonic has now officially done so, according to Pioneer’s Annual Report, and Panasonic have worked with the technology since May 2009. <br /><br /><p align=center><a id="thumb" href="pictures/pioneerpanasonic-1l.jpg" class="highslide" rel="highslide"><img class="imgresponsive" src="pictures/pioneerpanasonic-1.jpg" alt="Panasonic takes over Pioneer’s plasma technology" title="Click to enlarge"/></a><br><i> Panasonic takes over Pioneer’s plasma technology </i></p><br />This means that Pioneer's plasma technology could very well be a part of Panasonic’s 2010 product launch. The 2010 product launch will also <a href=http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1253881851 target=_blank><b>feature 3D plasma-Tv</b></a>. <br /><br />The Pioneer Kuro plasma-TVs has set the standard for picture quality back in 2008 and despite the fact that they are no longer available many still regard the Pioneer KURO as the best TV on the market. <br /><br />Pioneer has confirmed the Panasonic acquisition in their Annual Report from 2009 which can be found here: <a href=http://pioneer.jp/corp/ir/library/annual_reports/2009/pdf/2009e.pdf target=_blank><b>Pioneer Annual Report 2009</b></a>.<br />Pioneer writes: <br /><br />- <i>"The Company resolved to transfer its patents for plasma display panels and modules to Panasonic Corporation at the Board of Directors’ meeting held on April 28, 2009. The two companies had executed the agreement on May 15, 2009. This constitutes part of the business restructuring effort in accordance with plans for a full withdrawal from the display business."</i><br /><br />We keep you updated with more information on Panasonic’s 2010 models.



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