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Samsung invests over $500 million to boost OLED production

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Jun 2008 18:56 User comments (6)

Samsung invests over $500 million to boost OLED production Samsung SDI said today that it will be spending over $500 million USD to boost production of next-generation OLED displays to six times its current level by mid-2009.
This latest move comes as panel makers try to get bigger shares of the growing market for OLED displays, which offer better contrast ratio, slimmer designs and better energy efficiency than current LCD or plasma displays.

Currently, however, production costs are still high, too high to make OLED TVs available to the masses.

Samsung currently produces small-sized AM-OLED screens used in watches and other handheld devices and there was no word on whether this large new investment will be to increase production of small OLED screens or for all OLED production including TVs.

Using 2-inch screens as a basis, the new investment should raise capacity from 1.5 million units a month to over 9 million by mid-2009.

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6 user comments

130.6.2008 21:34

this oled fever is gettin serious

21.7.2008 0:14
jony218
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OLED sounds cool, but I think I'll stick to the old inexpensive reliable cold-cathode light source. It has always work reliably in the past, though I admit my big screen feels like a heater if I get to close, thats why I have a fan to keep me cool.

But honestly, I don't have 5 years and 5 grand to wait around for a 37 inch OLED. When I'm in a nursing home, I think the OLEDS will be the norm, but not today.

31.7.2008 2:13
blueroad
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lol just how old are you exactly?

41.7.2008 5:37

oftopic

Originally posted by blueroad:
lol just how old are you exactly?
If he has cancer, that wouldn't be that funny. would it?
A 2 sec thought before post wouldn't harm you.

ontopic
My only concern about all this is, Oled is indeed the next step or Laser?
IMO LCD has many years to live.

54.7.2008 17:41

Quote:
oftopic
Originally posted by blueroad:
lol just how old are you exactly?
If he has cancer, that wouldn't be that funny. would it?
A 2 sec thought before post wouldn't harm you.


ontopic
My only concern about all this is, Oled is indeed the next step or Laser?
IMO LCD has many years to live.
what? I think 2 seconds of thought would help you, nursing homes are where old people live who can't live on their own any more.

67.7.2008 14:52

Plasma, LED... I'm holding out for a large screen OLED. Just a matter of time. ;-)

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