Sony discontinue the deal with Samsung Electronics to deliver LCD panels last year. Now Sony buys more film based 3d panels to Sony says Jeong Ho young chief financial official from LG-Display.
LG must double the production because of the demand of Sony. Sony switch from Samsungs battery powered 3D Displays to the cheaper FPR based 3D technology from LG.
LG want to become the world largest 3D Tv make by end of 2012, and with this deal with Sony its possible.
The demand of 3D HDTV devices to surpass 40 million end of 2012.
LG Display want also to become the key supplier of large OLED panels for television devices. At the CES-2012 LG-Electronics/LG-Display showcased the 55 inch OLED-Televison device 55EM9600.
LG plans to invest 400 billion won in 2012 to ramp up mass production for Organic light emitting diode panels. LG plans to convert a existing LCD production line to OLED. But this takes some time LG thinks the production line could be ready in 18 months. A brand new line will cost 2.5 times more! LG plans to start with a monthly shipment of 48.000 55 inch devices. We know from the Samsung headquarter Austria/Swiss/Slovenia that Samsung can produce much more panels in the same time, also the price of Super-OLED-Tv will be much cheaper than 8000 Euros.
Source:koreatimes and OLED.at
Jeong Ho from LG says:
OLED TVs are seen as the next major revenue source.