Sony has some interesting news for us at NAB 2013. First up are new 4K OLED monitor prototypes (30" 4096x2160 and 56" 3840x2160). And the good news is that Sony actually plans to release the 30" ones in 2014.
Sony also updated their TRIMASTER EL professional OLED monitors with the new “A” Series. These new monitors use an improved panel that has a wider viewing angle and reduced color shift (by half, compared to previous models). The new series includes the BVM-E250A/BVM-E170A cinema/broadcast monitors, the BVM-F250A/BVM-F170A TV production and broadcasting monitors and the PVM-2541A/PVM-1741A picture monitors.
Sony also announced that they sold over 20,000 professional OLED monitors. In September they announced that they sold 15,000 monitors - which means they are selling about 800 monitors a month, the same rate we calculated back in September. This is not surprising as according to our information Sony's Nagoya Fab is running at full capacity.
It'll be interesting to know where these new 4K panels will be produced, and whether they will also use Oxide-TFT backplanes made by AU Optronics. Perhaps this hasn't been decided yet, after all Sony has more than a year before they will start offering these monitors, and the production volume of these high-end monitors will be low in any case