Direct Purchasers of Thin Film Transistor Liquid Crystal Displays
Thin film transistor liquid crystal displays (TFT-LCDs)
Investigation and a pending class action complaint brought on behalf of a proposed class of direct purchasers of thin film transistor liquid crystal displays (""TFT-LCDs") and products containing TFT-LCDs, such as televisions and computer monitors.
The class action complaint alleges that defendants engaged in a conspiracy to fix the price of TFT-LCDs and products containing TFT-LCDs from January 1, 1996 through December 11, 2006.
The defendants are major manufacturers of TFT-LCDs and products containing TFT-LCDs, including Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd., Hitachi, Ltd., LG Electronics, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Sharp Corporation and Toshiba Corporation.
Several manufacturers of TFT-LCDs and products containing TFT-LCDs are under investigation by antitrust authorities in the United States, Europe, Japan and South Korea.
Name (Stock Symbol)
LG Electronics manufacturers and sells consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications.
Samsung Electronics Co.
Samsung Electronics Co. manufactures and distributes consumer electronics, sells insurance products and provides industrial and chemical products.
Sharp Corporation, through its subsidiaries, manufactures consumer electronics and products.
Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd.
Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd. manufactures and distributes CRT and TFT-LCD screens for televisions and computers.
Hitachi Ltd. (HIT)
Hitachi Ltd. manufacturers consumer electronics and industrial electronics products.
Toshiba is a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products.
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