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Japanese companies team up for future of OLED

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Jul 2008 2:35 User comments (5)

Japanese companies team up for future of OLED Sony and four other Japanese companies have announced that they will be teaming up to develop key technologies for large sized OLED panels to be used in mass produced TVs in the future.
OLED displays are being paraded as a promising next-generation flat display, but so far the only commercial release is Sony's 11-inch XEL-1, which is too small and too expensive to be mass produced.

These new panels offer many advantages over plasma and LCD displays, including richer blacks, slimmer sizes, better energy efficiency, and higher static and dynamic contrast ratios.

The other firms involved in the new joint venture are Toshiba, Matsushita (maker of Panasonic), Idemitsu Kosan and Sumitomo Chemical. The entire project was initiated by the Japanese government.

More details of the project, which is aimed at establishing technologies for HD OLED displays with sizes of over 40-inches, will be announced soon, added the companies.

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5 user comments

110.7.2008 5:41
blueroad
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nice! finally some progress..now stop your talking and quit promising and get to work lazy a$$es!

210.7.2008 16:14

Originally posted by blueroad:
nice! finally some progress..now stop your talking and quit promising and get to work lazy a$$es!
Hopefully, Toshiba has learned their lesson and will instead collaborate for the common good rather than take their ball and go home as they did by straying from the course and branching off to push their own HD-DVD.

Common standards and specs will lead to more interchangeable parts etc, and help drive down costs. They would be well served to collaborate with the heavy hitters Sony and Matsushita (Panasonic) if they have truly learned from their HD-DVD mistakes. After what they lost trying to push HD-DVD, they have no room to repeat that mistake.

310.7.2008 17:51
gnorvell
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I think the reason they are pushing forward is so that they can have a new display technology that they can charge a premium for. With the dramatic price drops in LCD and Plasma displays of the last year or two they are surely making less profit.

411.7.2008 21:13
1bonehead
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OLED better than Laservue ?


The BPI Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The RIAA Soundexchange Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The IFPI Are: The same anti consumer lot as listed above!
The MPAA Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, DISNEY, PARAMOUNT, FOX.

513.7.2008 6:29
blueroad
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Originally posted by 1bonehead:
OLED better than Laservue ?
hmmm well on the whole yes the contrast of OLED is 1:1,000,000 and the power consumption is far less than any HDTV..thats bout it in a nutshell

The BPI Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The RIAA Soundexchange Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The IFPI Are: The same anti consumer lot as listed above!
The MPAA Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, DISNEY, PARAMOUNT, FOX.

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