I have some evidence to back this up, unlike other people, but it's still sad to hear/read this news.
Panasonics has issued the following statements to FlatpanelsHD.
The content of the report is not something that was announced by Panasonic.
The company is looking into a variety of options regarding the strategy for the PDP business, but nothing has been decided at this stage.
The company is looking into a variety of options regarding the utilization of the Amagasaki Factory, but nothing has been decided at this stage.The Amagasaki plant is Panasonic's only active plasma factory, after the other factories were shut down recently.Panasonic will instead focus on OLED technology for TVs, according to several reports. They exhibited their first OLED TV at CES in January 2013 as a prototype that was manufactured in collaboration with Sony, and at IFA in September 2013 Panasonic exhibited a new prototype that was manufactured at Panasonic’s own factory.