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Apr 07, 2009

Canon logoCNet published an interesting interview with Chuck Westfall, technical adviser for Canon's professional products marketing division. They discuss why OLEDs aren't available in any Canon product yet.

Chuck says that OLEDs indeed offer high-quality images and lower power consumption, but Canon does not want to rely on other companies manufacturing ability. They are making around 30M cameras (compact and SLRs) each year - so they need quite a bit of capacity...

Canon is working on OLEDs since 2005, and in 2008 bought Tokki (a supplier of flat panel making equipment) and so have a manufacturing facility for OLEDs, and are getting ready to start making the panels. They are also working together with Hitachi on OLEDs.

Via CNet