TOKYO, June 30 Sony Corp (6758.T) said on Tuesday
it would acquire part of Seiko Epson Corp's (6724.T) small and
medium-sized LCD operations by April 2010 for free.
Sony said in March it would start talks with Seiko Epson on
an alliance in small LCDs and was interested in Seiko Epson's
technology and output capacity of amorphous silicon thin-film
transistor (TFT) LCDs, known as low-cost displays.
Sony focuses on low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCDs, which
offer better picture quality, in the small and medium-sized
The addition of amorphous silicon TFT LCDs is expected to
boost its competitiveness as a panel supplier and maker of mobile
devices with displays, such as cellphones and digital cameras.
(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka)