Sony quits the consumer OLED TV market, not really news

The Daily Yomiuri posted an article stating that Sony has quit the consumer OLED TV market. The company will continue to produce OLED monitors for the professional/corporate market. This news was reported by a lot of online blogs and sites.

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But it's hardly surprising - and it isn't really news... Sony's only OLED TV, the XEL-1 was discontinued back in February 2010. And Sony said several times that it is currently focusing on the professional market, with products such as the 24.5" BVM-F250 broadcasting monitor. Sony still has an active OLED research program. Sony is also one of the founders of Japan Display, a new small/medium display maker. Sony stated that it may give (or license) some of its OLED patents to JD.

Posted: Jan 08,2012 by Ron Mertens