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April 18, 1990 | From Reuters
In a move that will let the Japanese take up where the Germans left off, Sony Corp. said Tuesday that it will spend $300 million to build a TV picture tube manufacturing operation in a plant abandoned two years ago by West Germany's Volkswagen AG. The Japanese electronics giant said the project, on Volkswagen's former 800-acre site in New Stanton, Pa., will significantly boost its U.S. production capacity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2001
Neil Vander Dussen, former president of Sony Corp. of America who guided efforts to make the company's products more competitive, died June 9 of a brain aneurysm in Savannah, Ga. He was 69. Vander Dussen oversaw efforts to expand the market for Sony goods by selling them through mass-market retailers. By the time he retired in 1992 after 11 years in the top echelons of the business, U.S. sales had grown from about $800 million to $5 billion annually.
BUSINESS
May 28, 1995 | EVELYN IRITANI and CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
While most of Mexico suffers the ill effects of last winter's peso crash, a far different story is unfolding along the northern border of Mexico's Baja Peninsula. Asian investors are fueling an industrial explosion that has transformed this border city into the world's biggest center of television production.
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