Philips Opens New LCD and Optical-storage Facilities in Shanghai Sunnyvale, California, February 28 -- Royal Philips Electronics today announced it has opened two new state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Shanghai, China, to support the liquid-crystal-display (LCD) and optical-storage activities of its components division. The two adjacent are located in the Wai Gao Qiao Free Trade Zone. Commenting on the opening Peter Hopper, Philips Components' Regional Executive Asia Pacific, said, "Our recent investment in Shanghai demonstrates our commitment to our customers and this region. Our goal is to strengthen our ability to deliver, on a timely basis and in sufficient capacity, best-in-class integrated digital solutions for high-volume markets -- all of which will be instrumental to our customers' success." The new LCD plant features two standard STN product lines, and can produce up to 120,000 sets of coupled glass per month (14- and 16-inch substrates). The facility, which will employ up to 250 people, features approximately 6,000 square meters of clean-room space and is equipped with state-of-the-art LCD manufacturing equipment. Fully automated through sophisticated robotics, the manufacturing
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