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Toshiba, Matsushita Bringing OLED to TVs

By RobotGod     Apr 11, 2007 in Technology
Toshiba and Matsushita have announced that within three years they plan to introduce organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels for use in televisions
Toshiba and Matsushita have announced they plan to introduce organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels for use in televisions within three years via a joint venture, Toshiba Matsushita Display Technology Company, (TMD). The joint venture has introduced a 20.8-inch OLED display panel, and aims to begin commercial production of OLED panels for flat-screen televisions by 2009.
The 20.8-inch panel is the world's largest screen size for polymer-type OLED displays. They had previously built a 17-inch panel, but then they shifted their focus to 2- to 3.5-inch OLED panels for use in mobile phones etc.
They get a resolution on the 20.8-inch panel of 1,280 by 768 pixels and it handles 16.7 million colors.
OLED displays consume very little power, and also they provide wide viewing angles, and a nice high contrast.
This definately sounds like a wave of the future. Just the power consumption alone makes OLED worth pursuing. The other stuff is just a bonus. I am predicting that we will see them in 2008 as well, as there is a real demand for the features.
Of course Sony is also developing OLED displays as well. Should be interesting...And quite expensive at first..
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