TOKYO, April 8 Japan's Sharp Corp (6753.T), the
world's third-largest LCD TV maker, said it would start output at
its new 380 billion yen ($3.8 billion) LCD panel plant in western
Japan in October.
Sharp had previously said it would begin production at the
plant by March 2010.
The plant will process so-called 10th-generation glass
substrates, which are bigger than earlier-generation substrates
and help reduce per-panel production costs.
Sharp said the plant would have an initial capacity to handle
36,000 glass substrates a month, which will eventually be doubled
to 72,000 units.
(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka)