Panasonic is expected to unveil a 150-inch plasma television during a keynote speech Monday by Toshihiro Sakamoto, president of the Panasonic Audio Visual Networks Company (Panasonic is owned by Matsushita Electric). Sakamoto, a new speaker to the CES keynote circuit, is also expected to unveil a number of other products during his speech.
Rival Hitachi, meanwhile, will show off a series of ultraslim LCD TVs that have yet to be exhibited in the US. The 32-inch TVs, shown first at Ceatec outside of Tokyo last October, measure 19 millimetres wide. These TVs are expected to come out in 2009. In the meantime, Hitachi plans to release a series of 35-millimetre-wide TVs in 2008.