Yes I am using pixel density in smart phones to estimate the resolution that tablets could possibly achieve. Hence iPad 2 was disappointing in this aspect as retina display on TFT were already mass produced.
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4/13/11 at 5:13pm
It all depends if the 5.5G fab ramps smoothly and profitably in 2Q. And we'll probably see a 32" AMOLED from Samsung at $5k next year.
But with the earthquake in japan, not even sure if 2Q will be realistic as Japan provides 2/3 OLED layers needed. People forget that the nuclear plant provides at least 1/3 of Japan's power and they are having power ration now. This will be a structural problem for some time.
: Oh, LCD fab. And lastly just on OLEDs, can you give us an update on what the status is of your OLED production facilities?
: For now, we already started small sized OLED production at end of first quarter this year and the capacity is around 4K in terms of [indiscernible] (19:52) input and it will be increased to 12K in the middle of this year, that's over our capacity growth, our plan for small sized OLED fab. And then we will also - we also have planned to eighth-generation OLED fab ramp-up maybe in the middle of year 2013. So that's our - just planning for our ramp-up schedule for TV OLED. So it means this year we will test our suitable technology for eighth generation OLED. If we decide to choose one suitable solution maybe at the end of this year, we will announce CapEx investment made next year.: Got it. And the 4K to 12K ramp that you're doing now is in which generation facility?: 4.5 generation.: Hello. Thank you for you presentation. I wanted to ask about AMOLED. I had heard from an analyst that very, very recently you had sold 7,000 or 8,000 AMOLED panels to Nokia. This may or may not be true. Did you sell AMOLED panels to Nokia? And why Nokia instead of LG Electronics? Question number two, on the same subject, is I noticed here that you've got IPS in the upper-right corner of your presentation. Is there a view internally that the IPS solution, which is in the Retina Display as I understand it, is somehow equal to or even superior to AMOLED in -especially in text reading - for text reading purposes?: For your first question, as I mentioned before, we already started the production of our small-size OLED fab in first quarter this year. It means we already start provide our small size OLED panel to a major global customer. The major global customer, we cannot disclose their direct name, but we think you might be right. And in the middle of this year, we also have a plan to provide our small-size OLED panel to our local customer, LG Electronics.
And for your second question, IPS technology, actually if you look at iPhone or iPad, although this is our - this iPhone uses IPS technology, we are main suppliers. Actually if you look at iPhone, although that's not OLED display you can easily see the text message because of our sophisticated high resolution characteristics. This kind of sophisticated resolution technology is driven by IPS technology. Is it okay, for your answer?: So just then you're saying that the company has strong belief in the IPS technology relative to OLED technology; not necessarily better. And you do confirm that you have sold AMOLED panels globally, but I guess I - the question is why did you not sell AMOLED panels for the Optimus?: Why - actually, that's not our - that's not our issue; actually, it is related to our customer's product line up and product line up schedules. So we already have a plan to provide our OLED and IPS panel to our customers; that's customer's product line up and schedule issue.: Okay. Your customer is, of course, your largest shareholder. But in any case, thank you for answering my question.
Mr Seggerman's question is the same one I asked LG last year around this time. That is why I say LG is incoherent and will continue to be 2nd fiddle. If OLED TV is to be, it will be a Samsung. Sony has to resolve her schizophrenia first Sony could spin off its multiple divisions and no one would have noticed a difference.
Exactly - and there is a huge and obviously-perceivable positive difference of OLED over LCD (and in fact all other display types). Also, it's not very fair to compare OLED HDTVs to the cheapest LCD (for those discussing $1000 60-inch LCD TVs). The proper comparison would be the price of high-end LCDs compared to OLEDs as even high-end LCDs will be put to shame by OLED.
What about in dark scenes when the finer detail is washed out by a poor contrast ratio? Even my Kuro isn't deep enough to prevent this completely.