Sunday, February 17, 2008

[ News, Economy / Industry, January 15 2008] Korea sees improved digital-electronics competitiveness

The competitiveness of Korea’s digital electronics industry made solid gains in 2007, fueled by improved quality, the government said Tuesday (Jan. 15).

A survey of 32 products including digital TV sets, mobile phones, display panels, next-generation fuel cells and robots, showed the country’s technical competitiveness moving up an average 3 to 5 percentage points compared to the year before, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy said.

It said noticeable strides were made last year with locally produced liquid crystal display (LCD) and plasma display panel (PDP) TV sets being rated as technologically equal to Japanese products.

In 2006, Korean-made LCD and PDP TVs were considered less high-tech that those from Japan.

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