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May 03, 2012

Last month we reported that the Korean police is investigating a case of AMOLED technology leaking from Samsung Mobile Display to a "local rival firm". We suspected the rival firm is LG Display, and today this is confirmed. The Korean police announced that they are questioning 10 LG Display employees, all former SMD employees. LGD's stock fell around 5% on the news.

Production of AMOLED panels at Samsung (photo)



This technology is Samsung's Small Mask Scanning, used to produce AMOLED on large substrates.

source: MarketWatch