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Submitted by Harry190 2174d ago | news

Sumitomo set to produce 40-inch OLED panels in 2009

Sumitomo Chemical Co. <4005> said Friday that in 2009, it plans to launch the production and sales of large-screen organic electroluminescence display panels for use in televisions of 40 inches or larger.

President Hiromasa Yonekura said his company is considering forming alliances for the development of such organic panels. EL panels are thinner than liquid display panels and consume less power. (Culture, Industry, Tech)
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Credit url: engadget.com
v1c1ous  +   2174d ago
better be cheap
that was one of the touted advantages of OLED...
MicroDeath SoftStar  +   2173d ago
cheap oleds are gonna be here in 2011 or 2012 you can forget getting one of these next year if your on a budget
rusgreim  +   2174d ago
I have experience with Sumitomo...
They make the OEM optics for my company's industrial CO2 laser.

If their prices vs other suppliers are any indicator, it won't be cheap.
Harry190  +   2174d ago
Do they make
quality products?
rusgreim  +   2174d ago
@Harry190
Yes, and no. It depends on how you look at it. Sometimes what you get is great stuff. But recently, they have started the dirty little policy of keeping the best lenses and mirrors for the asian market and shipping the seconds to the US. We still use their ZnSE focusing lenses, but we've been told by our laser tech to avoid their mirrors and other reflectors.

So it depends on what they do. If they sell their best to everyone, then they'll likely be good but expensive, but if they sell the crap, it'll likely be crappy and expensive. Biggest problem being; you'll never know which u r getting.
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Harry190  +   2174d ago
Thanks for
the info.It was very nice of you to reply.Bubbles.
Qbanboi  +   2174d ago
Wait, Sorry. I'm new on all this stuff. But didn't Sony was making those. I mean, doesn't Sony has the right? Or something?
madness  +   2174d ago
i think Kodak of all companies has the patent for it
ArmrdChaos  +   2174d ago
Correct...
Eastman Kodak Company created the technology behind OLED...Sony and the rest are simply using that tech to apply to their TVs/displays.
Qbanboi  +   2173d ago
Thanks. Bubble for you guys.
DJ  +   2174d ago
Sweet!
Some competition for Sony. =D
Electronic Arts  +   2174d ago
Yay! Now I get something to throw $40,000 on for a slightly better picture!
madness  +   2174d ago
yes... because every time new technology comes out, it has to go leaps and bounds...
BrianC6234  +   2173d ago
OLED won't give you a slightly better picture. It's a huge improvement over what's available now. A good LCD TV coming out now might have a 30,000:1 contrast ratio. OLED is around 1,000,000:1. That means a much better picture. It won't be cheap just like plasma wasn't at first. I don't think the average consumer will be buying a 40" OLED TV for a while.

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