"Samsung’s assault on the LCD TV marketplace has been as successful as it
has been brutal. By a simple but effective system of renewing its LCD ranges
faster than most, manufacturing unprecedented numbers of screens and always
being at the vanguard of cost-cutting rounds, Samsung has helped push Korea
ahead of Japan as the World’s premier flat-panel nation. In fact, as perhaps
the ultimate sign of just how successful it has been, no less an electronics
giant that Sony has found itself having to source its core LCD panels from
Samsung rather than building them itself."