OSAKA — Sanyo Electric Co. and Eastman Kodak Co. of the United States announced Tuesday they will set up a joint venture this month to make a next-generation flat-panel display for use in electronic devices.

The company will be set up Dec. 21 within Sanyo’s factory in Anpachi, Gifu Prefecture, and start volume production of full-color organic electroluminescent (EL) panels in February. Products will be marketed under the Sanyo and Eastman Kodak brands.

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