Samsung to launch 42-inch OLED TV in 2010

Posted on Saturday, Nov 03 2007 @ 11:50 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Samsung unveiled some information about their OLED plans. This year and next year we can expect small 2" to 7" OLED panels for cell phones, UMPCs and multimedia devices but for bigger panels you'll have to wait a bit longer.

Somewhere in 2009 we'll see the first 14" and 15.4" OLED displays for notebooks and also the first 21" and 23" panels for OLED TVs. Production of 40" and 42" Full HD OLED TVs is slated for 2010.
Regarding the company's production scale, "We initiated OLED panel volume production in September 2007 and our current output is 1.5 million units per month on a 2-inch panel basis," he said. "The output will reach 3 million units per month in 2008.".

Explaining the company's product development roadmap, Chung said, "Following small panels used in 2007, 3.5- to 7-inch panels including 4.1-inch panels will be applied to ultra mobile PCs, for example, in 2008. Then we will realize 14-, 15- and 21-inch panels in 2009 and large 40- to 42-inch full HD (high definition) OLED TVs in 2010."

The firm also says they are working on an OLED lighting system and that they are aiming for a cost of 1 eurocent per lumen. More info at TechOn.

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