Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi to integrate small/medium display business, invest in OLED R&D

As we reported back in June, Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi have signed an agreement to establish a new small/medium display business - with aims to be the world's largest producer of touch LCD displays. The new company will invest in advanced R&D, focusing on next-generation technologies, including high resolution and thin OLEDs. 

Sony hybrid printed OLED prototypeSony hybrid printed OLED prototype

Japan's government fund Innovation Network Corporation (INCJ) will invest around ¥200 billion (around $2.5 billion) in the new company and will own 70% of the shares. The rest will be split evenly between Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi, who will transfer all their related technology and their shares in their small/medium display subsidiaries.

Posted: Sep 01,2011 by Ron Mertens