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Enlarge pictureAlthough Samsung has been plagued by some pretty nasty problems lately (as some of you might know, the company's chairman and his son have both resigned amid a corruption scandal), the company still remains the world's most important manufacturer of various types of displays, AMOLED included. And it seems that the Korean company has some pretty impressive plans for the future of this particular brand of devices, since they're pushing for a 2009 "explosion" of widescreen TVs based on organic LED technology.

As Rebecca Kuo and Greg Wu report for Digitimes, Woo-Jong Lee vice president of the mobile display marketing team at Samsung SDI has just announced that AMOLED panels will also be widely adopted for medium and large-size applications, as for example monitors, notebooks and widescreen TVs in the near future, as close as 2009. Moreover, it would seem that flexible display applications will also adopt AMOLED panels at some point in 2010.

As Mr. Woo-Jong Lee pointed out, the biggest issue with AMOLED panels nowadays is related to their very high production costs. However, it would seem that once a capacity of three million units can be achieved, mass-producing this type of panels will actually become feasible, with costs reaching a manageable level. The official from Samsung SDI also stated that the company will achieve a production capacity of three million panels in 2009, up from a current capacity of 1.5 million panels. The company also expects to double its capacity again by the end of 2010.

The prospectives for the future of OLEDs is very bright (pun intended), as it will probably become the most important display technology of the future. Actually, according to a report by DisplaySearch, it would seem that the sales of OLED displays are expected to surge 69% this year to more than US$826.5 million, and then keep growing by 83% in 2009 and 53% in 2010, as the popularity of AMOLEDs will surge.




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that's awesooooome!! that's as thin or even thinner than a sheet of glass, amazing what they can do with that, all they need now is OLED monitors.
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and flimsier than ever too
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...Im so going to cover a wall with these in my room..
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that's awesooooome!! that's as thin or even thinner than a sheet of glass, amazing what they can do with that, all they need now is OLED monitors.
Now, make it tangibly flexible and we're in business. A monitor with reflexes is more desirable than a basic viewing surface. Multipurpose and reactions. That, in it of itself, is the key to the future of monitors with purpose.
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and flimsier than ever too
OLED's flexibility is a good thing. It allows for applications that fully rigid displays don't. If you need the strength - you can always stick it in a plastic frame
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im going to make an OLED suit and charge people to advertise on me!!!!
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hmm are you going to increase the resolution? I would love to see monitors that trump those crazy 30" displays
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OLED seems to b the future. It has basically every pro that LCDs have over CRTs and it has good color production.
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the only thing holding OLEDs back now is the short livetimes of blue leds.
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