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Samsung acquitted over LG OLED tech theft

A 7-year legal battle between LG Display and Samsung Display over alleged theft of certain OLED technology from LG Display has ended with the accused being wholly acquitted. South Korea’s Supreme Court upheld a second trial which delivered ‘not guilty’ verdicts against a former senior executive at a subcontractor to LG Display and four employees […]

June 20, 2022By Chris Forrester

LG Display invests $1bn in Vietnam facility

LG Display is raising about $1 billion from investors in order to build a new flat-panel production facility in Vietnam. The new cash is coming from domestic and foreign banks, say local reports, with named banks such as ANZ Bank, HSBC, Citi Bank, and Spain’s Caixa Bank which will extend loans at competitive interest rates […]

June 16, 2022By Chris Forrester

Samsung working on “superior to OLED” tech

Samsung is reported to be having second thoughts on its deal with LG Display to buy their (White) OLED TV screens. The plan is for Samsung continue developing their own technology which they describe as being “superior” to LG’s high-end screens. Currently, Samsung is pushing ahead with their normal range of screens which are “as […]

May 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

Shorts FAST channels on LG TVs

Shorts International, owner of ShortsTV, the global short film network, has announced that its FAST short film channels are now available on LG Smart TVs initially in the UK, Italy and Spain. The channels, under the ‘Shorts’ (UK and Italy) and ‘Cortos’ (Spain) brands, give millions more households across Europe additional access to a handpicked […]

February 23, 2022

Samsung, LG dominate global TV market

Despite the temptations of lower-cost Chinese and Turkish television manufacturing it seems the world prefers South Korean-built TVs. Data from technology research specialist Omdia indicate that Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics have firmly held onto the Number 1 and 2 spots in terms of market share. Omdia’s data says that Samsung Electronics posted a 29.5 […]

February 22, 2022By Chris Forrester

LG Display revenues up 18%

South Korea’s LG Display reported record revenues and solid profits for the quarter-year ending December 31st 2021. · Revenues in Q4 of 2021 increased by 18 per cent to KRW 8,807 billion (€6.5bn) from KRW 7,493 billion in Q4/2020 and increased by 22 per cent from KRW 7,223 billion in Q3/2021. · Operating profit in […]

January 26, 2022By Chris Forrester

LG to double OLED panel output

It seems viewers are increasingly prepared to invest in new OLED screens. LG Display says that it is investing in expanding its small-to-medium panel fabrication lines at its Paju, South Korea, factory and to produce 6th Generation panels to meet this demand. Local reports suggest that the investment will result in the doubling of output […]

January 21, 2022By Chris Forrester

Canada: discovery+ on LG TVs

Discovery and LG Electronics Canada have announced that discovery+, the definitive non-fiction subscription streaming service, is now available on LG Smart TVs in Canada, including LG’s line-up of LG OLED TVs and LG QNED MiniLED TVs. LG customers in Canada now have direct access to discovery+ and more than 200 exclusive, original series across fan-favourite, real […]

January 20, 2022

Hisense to unveil 8K Laser TV at CES

Chinese consumer electronics giant Hisense is to unveil its 8K TriChroma Laser TV at CES, which boasts a 120″ screen. While the unit’s price – at around $5,999 – might be beyond the reach of most homes, Hisense is also addressing the mass market with a competitively priced ‘entry level’ series of 4K products (E6H […]

January 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

CES to showcase latest OLED tech

The giant Consumer Electronics Show (CES) opens in Las Vegas to “fully vaccinated” visitors on January 5th. This year’s show will close on January 7th, and most expect the event to be lass frantic than usual because of Covid. Certainly there will be fewer key presentations. BMW, Intel, AMD, TikTok, Twitter, GM, Google, Panasonic, T-Mobile, […]

January 3, 2022By Chris Forrester