OLED-TV, Where are You?

February 28, 2013

By Ken Werner By my count, LG missed three promised deadlines last year for the commercial introduction of its 55-inch OLED-TV set. Samsung, apparently never happy with the idea of bringing OLED-TVs to market before their time, grudgingly said it, too, would introduce a 55-inch OLED-TV in 2012, but when LG missed its final deadline of […]

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China Attacks!

January 24, 2013

TV set makers from China were at CES in force, determined to take more of the North American market – not only with sets sold under private labels but, increasingly, under their own. This trend has been visible for the last couple of years, but this year it was dramatic, with elaborate exhibits laid on […]

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CES Surprise: Two Advanced LCD Technologies Appear in Soon-to-Ship Consumer TV Sets

January 10, 2013

Without prior fanfare — or even prior leaks — two advanced LCD technologies appeared in TV sets shown at CES in Las Vegas. Sets with one or another of the technologies will be available this year. The technology that will be the more widely distributed of the two will appear in many Sony Bravia models. […]

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UHD-TV Hits the Retail Trail, But There’s a Long Hike Ahead

December 22, 2012

By Ken Werner This holiday season you will be able to buy a UHD-TV — that’s Ultra High Definition, a TV with 3840×2160 pixels (also called Quad Full HD or QFHD or 4K). The suppliers in the North American market will be LG and Sony, and perhaps Panasonic, Sharp and Toshiba. All or most of these […]

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LGD Postpones OLED-TV Panel Production to 2013

September 5, 2012

LG Display’s 55-inch OLED-TV panels will not see volume production until 2013, reported Digitimes’ Julian Ho and Alex Wolfgram this morning, citing an unidentified “report from Japan.” Although this is not the strongest imaginable sourcing for a story, it is highly plausible. Let’s see why. It’s September. If LGD hasn’t gotten beyond pilot production by […]

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Display News from CEA’s New York Line Show

July 11, 2012

It has become a June tradition for the Consumer Electronics Association to plug the long gap between CES International shows with a “line show” event in New York – think smallish consumer electronics trade show.  Some exhibitors – such as Sony’s advanced camera division and camera accessories maker Tiffen (with its associated brands) – really […]

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Sony Shows a Genuinely New Kind of TV Display at CES, But It’s Not a Product

January 12, 2012

As my colleague Steve Sechrist reported in a recent Display Daily, both LG Electronics and Samsung introduced their own 55-inch AMOLED TV sets at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) being held in Las Vegas this week. Both companies exhibited multiple units of their AMOLED TVs on the show floor to extremely appreciative audiences. With […]

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AMOLED Gets Ready to Scale Up

June 9, 2010

A major problem for active-matrix organic-light-emitting-diode (AMOLED) technology has been a stubborn lack of scalability. That is, the manufacturing processes used to fabricate the OLED array itself (often called the front plane) and the array of thin-film transistors that drive the OLEDs (often called the backplane) have worked very well on relatively small substrates (up […]

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