Advanced Television

“Significant” demand for OLED displays

May 16, 2012

By Chris Forrester

Samsung’s vice-chairman, Kwon Oh-Hyen, has told the Korea Times that his company is enjoying “significant demand” from customers for OLED-equipped thin-film flexible screens.

“[We are] getting huge orders from electronic makers for the futuristic lineup of flexible organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays,” said Kwon, adding that “we will be mass producing flexible OLED displays from the latter half of this year as the demand from our clients is significant.”

An unnamed local analyst told the newspaper that Samsung’s output is likely to be linked with another industry trend-setter in the form of iPhone and iPad specialists Apple. Quite where this sits with the legal spat between Apple and Samsung in the USA is just speculation.

The article does not mention TV sets as such, focusing instead on speculating what small flexible screens could do with ‘wearable wristband PCs’ and ‘flexible phones’.

However, Samsung’s Australian division has confirmed that it will shortly introduce a set – which taps into Samsung’s 3D technology – but which permits two users to view different programmes at the same time. Samsung’s ‘smart dual view’ technology was showcased at the CES in January.

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