I will wait until I see a more solid confirmation from a more reliable source. Digitimes has a terrible history of just posting unconfirmed rumors. Notice they claim that some mystery source in Japan is where they got the rumor from.
"LG Display’s 55-inch OLED-TV panels will not see volume production until 2013, reported Digitimes’ Julian Ho and Alex Wolfgram this morning, citing an unidentified “report from Japan.” Although this is not the strongest imaginable sourcing for a story, "
It may be true, but they could at least have have obtained a comment from LG or even from some stray dog in the street outside LG Headquarters in Korea first, before running with the rumor.
Of course this accident at an OLED components site, which I posted about four days ago, might cause them to have to delay production and shipment of the panels.
""Explosion at LG Chem's OLED factory kills one employee, injures 14 others"
"LG Chem said that a large explosion broke out at their OLED production factory in Heungdeok District in Cheongju, North Chungcheong, Korea on August 24. One 26-years old employee was killed and 14 others were injured. This tragic accident happened when a large 200-liter drum that contained dioxane (a volatile substrate used in the manufacturing process) exploded due to unknown reasons.
The police are now investigating whether this is a case of poor equipment management and improper maintenance by LG Chem. This may also be due to negligence of workers at the factory. LG Chem said that while there's no problem to continue produce OLEDs in the factory, they have decided to stop operation until the investigation is over.
LG Chem is producing electron transport and hole injection materials used in OLED panels, and is also producing OLED lighting panels. The explosion probably took place in the material factory, not in the OLED lighting factory."Edited by greenland - 9/6/12 at 10:18am