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Sony Recalls 1.6 Million Bravia TVs Over Fire Risk

After 11 incidents of Bravia flat-panel TVs melting or catching fire, the televisions are being called back to the shop by Sony. The third-largest TV maker announced that it was recalling 1.6 million of the LCD televisions made since 2007.

Beyond TVs: Vizio Now Sees Big Growth in Small Screens

Now the No. 1. U.S. seller of LCD TVs, Vizio is setting its sights on the smartphone and tablet computer markets. But will its low-cost business model translate to the mobile electronics market? That's not a sure bet, but it'll be interesting to watch.

LCD Panel Prices Rise on Holiday Demand

Pricing for television and computer screen panels in November rose for the first time in eight months as retailers geared up for what they hope will be improved sales of consumer electronics products for the 2010 holiday season.

Samsung Shares Fall on Gloomy Forecast

Samsung Electronics shares fell 2.5% to 773,000 won each, fueling declines in other Asian technology stocks, after the company forecast its third-quarter profit will fall from the second quarter's record high.

Sluggish TV Sales Create Huge Glut of LCD Panels

Lower-than-expected flat-screen television sales have created a glut in liquid-crystal display panels and are unlikely to be bolstered anytime soon from 3D television demand, according to two separate reports released this week.

Sharp to Cut LCD Production for Two Months

Japanese electronics company Sharp Corp (SHCAY) will cut its production of LCD panels as TV inventories piled up in China and the United States. The company will reduce capacity utilization at its Sakai factory by 20%-30% for as long as two months, Reuters said, citing a report in the Japanese press. The factory makes panels of 40 inches and larger.

Sales of LCD TVs Bounce Back

Boob tube shipments are up and manufacturer revenues are expected to rise in the first quarter, reversing a six-month decline. But LCD makers are hardly raking it in as prices continue to fall.