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Old 23rd September 2009, 10:24 PM   #1
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Default Sad News About Blackburn / Tech Tube

Or lets say, I think its sad.

After their IMO heroic attempt at bring the Blackburn factory into the next decade with new production advanced valves, they appear to be doomed.

http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk...dministration/

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AN HISTORIC firm which once employed 7,500 people in a high-tech factory has closed down after it went into administration.

Some 115 workers are now set to lose their jobs after Blackburn Microtech Solutions, formerly part of the LG Philips group, shut.
So close, yet so far.
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Old 24th September 2009, 03:22 AM   #2
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Well, that totally hoses...

I guess the global downturn is to blame to some extent, but CRTs are a dead end technology. Too bad they couldn't hang on with expansion into another area.
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Probably they could not allow lower margin with higher volumes, they could win the market niche such a way.
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i hoped to try the el84
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i hoped to try the el84
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Old 24th September 2009, 12:17 PM   #6
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It is not uncommon for an investor to buy up a viable portion of a failing corporation, lets hope someone has te stones to step up to the challenge.

Otherwise New Sensor will buy up the Techtube logo
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Otherwise New Sensor will buy up the Techtube logo
Would it be worth it ? Techtube hasn't been going long enough to create an market impact. It means nothing to me.

Makes me wonder what new tubes are actually being produced and what supplies are propped up from surplus NOS. Looking at the corporate math, no way can UK labor costs compete with the ex soviet and FE. Simply a fact. I still maintain by the time I retire with this present dum financial crisis there will be 5 tube types produced and probably no more.

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Would it be worth it ? Techtube hasn't been going long enough to create an market impact. It means nothing to me.

Makes me wonder what new tubes are actually being produced and what supplies are propped up from surplus NOS. Looking at the corporate math, no way can UK labor costs compete with the ex soviet and FE. Simply a fact. I still maintain by the time I retire with this present dum financial crisis there will be 5 tube types produced and probably no more.

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sigh, time to move to the SS forum
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Old 24th September 2009, 03:23 PM   #10
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sigh, time to move to the SS forum
Like filament light bulbs gradually being phased out, Solong tubes exist, and remaining preference stock I have; NoWay am I going to shift my listening habits to sand. Who is currently making what ? The picture isn't clear. The annoying thing is it's getting harder to bulk purchase within the EU and the US is often preferred. why is this so ?

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