Japanese government and companies team up to develop OLED tech

The Japanese government will team up with several Japanese companies to develop key-technologies for producing large-size OLED panels. The aim is to cut the development cost for the Japanese companies, to be better able to compete against Samsung and LG, and the Japanese government will pitch in around 32$M.

The project will also try to make the displays more efficient and have longer lifetime.

One report says the project will run till 2013, another that it will run until 2015, and the aim is to produce 40" OLED TVs by then. We'll have to wait and see...

The companies include -

  • Sony
  • Toshiba
  • Matsushita
  • Sharp
  • Idemitsu Kosan
  • Sumitomo chemical
  • Dainippon Screen Mfg
  • Shimadzu
  • Hitachi

Interesting to see Sharp in there, after having stated that "OLEDs will not threat LCD for at least a decade".

Posted: Jul 10,2008 by Ron Mertens