The information and conclusions on this article are completely incorrect and misleading. The deal between Philips and Funai encompasses the sale and distribuition of TVs in the US market. The manufacture, design, sourcing of TVs will remain with Philips, so I don't see how Funai is now the "guts" of Philips.
Moreover, Funai has extensive experience with Philips in several markets, and we should only see an improvement in Philips distribution and availability of TVs in US, but no other changes whatsoever.
Vizio (as mentioned in the article), is completely manufactured through OEM, which means there are no Vizio plants, it only manages the purchase or parts and services from different providers, and arranges distribution with other providers.