Panasonic have followed Samsung’s announcement that they will scrap production of Plasma TVs.
Failing demand for Plasma TV’s, along with new television technology (curved and ultra-high definition (UHD) TVs) is the reason for the withdrawal from the market.
This is very good news for the HF spectrum, but will not reduce efforts to improve emission standards for frequencies below 30MHz. The existing standards are based on conducted emissions at the connection ports of the apparatus - pressure has been building for many years now to have radiated emission test.
This will be an important step forward with so many new devices/ apparatus polluting the HF spectrum.
Work continues in CISPR to bring about this change, with radio amateurs leading the thinking.