Samsung opts for 3D TVs, LG banks on appliances
By Kim Yoo-chul
LONDON ― Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, Korea’s two technology giants, are spending heavily to strengthen their positions in their major markets and get out of the gate early in emerging businesses.
Samsung, the world’s largest maker of flat-screen televisions, is vowing to build on its early lead in the market for three-dimensional (3D)-enabled televisions, and Europe, along with the North American markets, will obviously be critical.
Samsung said its global sales of 3D televisions exceeded 1 million, about six months after they first appeared on shelves in March.
Stereoscopic 3D televisions are considered the natural successor to the flat-screen liquid crystal display (LCD) televisions of today, and Samsung is desperate to gain a reputation as the major player in the new market.
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