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Toshiba, Matsushita set to mass produce small OLED panels

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Jul 2008 18:18 User comments (6)

Toshiba, Matsushita set to mass produce small OLED panels According to the Nikkei newspaper, Toshiba and Matsushita Electric Industrial will become the first Japanese companies to mass produce OLED displays although the displays will be small 2.5 inch varieties.
The joint venture between the two companies, under the name Toshiba Matsushita Display Technology Co. will begin the production of 1 million 2.5 inch panels per month that can be used in mobile devices, phones and car GPS systems.

The production will begin in August 2009 says the report.

There was no official comment from Toshiba or Matsushita yet.

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6 user comments

121.7.2008 22:09

At last!
I say this without sarcasm:

This is going to change the world.

222.7.2008 3:08

Thats cool, starting with small screens will keep cost down and probably help reduce the cost when larger screens are produced.

322.7.2008 3:13

Only problem is Pop they'll be looking for a way to have these "fail" so the replacement rate isn't once every 15-20 years. Gone are the days of a TV working for 20 years. Now a days they are built to last 7 years or less. Makes for a nice steady revenue stream don't you think?! Maybe that's why the American manufacturers went buh-bye long ago.

422.7.2008 11:05

Originally posted by Blackjax:
Only problem is Pop they'll be looking for a way to have these "fail" so the replacement rate isn't once every 15-20 years. Gone are the days of a TV working for 20 years. Now a days they are built to last 7 years or less. Makes for a nice steady revenue stream don't you think?! Maybe that's why the American manufacturers went buh-bye long ago.
Yeah, I still use my 1980's RCA Colortrak television. Wonderful quality.

522.7.2008 12:39
blueroad
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hmm well i dunno bout you but i dont think its such a big step..alot of phone watches and mp4 players already hav OLED display..and the fact that alot of people dont know that is proof that the smaller displays isnt where the OLED will mke its true breakthrough..so ill jus keep on waiting for the to work out their size problem..maybe in 2 years i suppose..

622.7.2008 20:48

Originally posted by Blackjax:
Only problem is Pop they'll be looking for a way to have these "fail" so the replacement rate isn't once every 15-20 years. Gone are the days of a TV working for 20 years. Now a days they are built to last 7 years or less. Makes for a nice steady revenue stream don't you think?! Maybe that's why the American manufacturers went buh-bye long ago.
I agree. I DO believe that manufactures built things to only last a predicted amount of time. It's not just the US doing it, most do now days. Too much money in repairs for them to build something that last.

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