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Samsung doubts Sony's ability to sell OLED screens this year

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 23 May 2007 19:48 User comments (3)

Samsung doubts Sony's ability to sell OLED screens this year Samsung does not seem convinced that Sony will be able to deliver on a promise it made to begin selling Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays to consumers this year. Sony had promised to begin selling 11-inch OLED monitors before the end of the year. That announced spurred its rivals to begin accelerating their OLED display development tasks.
OLED technology can allow resolution displays to be created using ultra-thin panels, and since OLED screens are self-illuminating, the lack of a need for an LCD-like backlight cuts down the power consumption even further.

"I hope Sony will really do it, but considering circumstances, I doubt they will be able to start selling it this year. Maybe it would be possible for them to make a hundred or a thousand units as artifacts, but no more than that." Yoo Eui-jin, vice president and chief of Samsung SDI's OLED team, said.

Samsung recently announced plans to introduce AM (Active Matrix) OLED screens to markets for portable devices such as mobile phones. The company claims its 2.2-inch AM-OLED is the world's thinnest, measuring just 0.53 millimeters thick.

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3 user comments

124.5.2007 6:09

Sony is probably going to bring something like a basic version out and after they fix some of the issues they will make another updated model.

216.6.2007 19:58

Sony has been pretty good in the past about pushing release dates. This is probably just a ploy to see what the competition can come out with so that they can release something better.

31.10.2007 10:32

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Sony has been pretty good in the past about pushing release dates.
PS3 release date comes to mind especially for the UK!

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