We can see it now. Some Japanese suit steps out on a balcony overlooking an endless factory filled with workers in hard hats and yells "Full steam ahead!" (in Japanese of course) The convey belts then start to speed up and their hands move at a now rapid pace while they all start whistling "Whistle While You Work" However it happened, Matsushita, Panasonics parent company, is now cranking out their plasmas at full capacity making their annual output at nearly 5.52 million units. This comes ahead of schedule as well. Originally this was going to happen in July but some big wig decided that now is the time. Perhaps they are thinking that Christmas is going to come early this year or they want to be ahead of the game for the holiday season.