Sony, NEC in talks for PDP tie-up

Sony Corp. and NEC Corp. are in talks about a possible tie-up of their PDP (plasma display panel) businesses, the two companies said Friday.

NEC, in Tokyo, announced in May that it will separate its PDP business into a wholly-owned subsidiary by October this year. After that, the company is planning to find third party investors for the new company, according to an NEC statement.

At the same time, NEC is building a new colour PDP module production line at its plant in Kagoshima Prefecture, with