The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues cease and desist orders and imposes surcharges on two manufacturers of tft liquid crystal display module for console games, inter alia, for having exchanged informations about the selling price (Sharp and Hitachi Displays)

Cease and Desist Order and Surcharge Payment Order against Manufacturers of TFT Liquid Crystal Display Module for "Nintendo DS" and "Nintendo DS Lite"* The Japan Fair Trade Commission (hereinafter “JFTC”) had investigated entrepreneurs manufacturing and selling TFT liquid crystal display module [1] used for display screens of hand-held gaming devices called “Nintendo DS” manufactured and sold by Nintendo Co.,Ltd. (hereinafter “Nintendo”) (hereinafter “LCD module for DS”) and TFT liquid crystal display module used for display screens of hand-held gaming devices called “Nintendo DS Lite” (hereinafter “LCD module for DS Lite”) in accordance with the provisions of the Antimonopoly Act (hereinafter “AMA”) and found that they had engaged in activities that violate Article 3 (prohibition of unreasonable

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Japanese Competition Authority, The Japan Fair Trade Commission issues cease and desist orders and imposes surcharges on two manufacturers of tft liquid crystal display module for console games, inter alia, for having exchanged informations about the selling price (Sharp and Hitachi Displays), 18 December 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin Japan Antitrust, Art. N° 69864

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