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Mar 19, 2013

At CES 2013 Panasonic unveiled a 56" 4K (3840x2160) OLED TV panel prototype that was produced using an all-printing method. Back in January we assumed Panasonic were using SMOLED materials, but now Sumitomo Chemical revealed (as part of their 2013-2015 plan presentation) that this TV prototype used the company's PLED materials.

Sumitomo slide - Panasonic PLED TV

Panasonic has been working on OLED printing technologies for quite some time and back in 2009, they teamed up with Sumitomo to jointly-develop OLED TVs, based on Sumitomo's P-OLED materials and technology. I thought this partnership is not active anymore, but evidently I was wrong on that one. 

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sony has its own Oxide TFT tech

The speculation that Panasonic might have large OLED TVs by 2015 makes some sense, given the recent rumors of the company's plans to end plasma production. It would seem reasonable that they would end plasma if they had something better ready to replace it.

Sumitomo Chemical and Panasonic will turn their dreams a reality, finally the truley realistic PLEDs tv come from the land of rising sun, the futursitic tv become Japanese pride industry.