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Panasonic quits OLED market

May 27, 2014

By Chris Forrester

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic says it is exiting the OLED screen market. Panasonic blames the low yield and thus poor profitability on production of OLEDs.

Panasonic says it is working to sell its existing OLED production division to Japan Display Inc, claimed to be the world’s largest producer of liquid crystal displays for smartphones and tablets, and a deal might be reached next month.

The Japan Times, commenting on the story, says that Panasonic will continue to make LCD displays for large and small screens, and to boost output at its Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture facility in order to increase ethe ration of non-TV products from the factory.

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