Friday, December 28, 2007

Samsung Flat TV Update

Samsung has announced it has developed a 31-inch ultra-thin organic screen, raising the stakes in an worldwide race for organic displays. Active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AM-OLED) is seen as a growth driver because they produce brighter images and use less power. The displays are only 4.3 mm thick, or one-tenth of a typical liquid crystal display panel, and consume less than half the electricity needed for a 32-inch LCD screen, making them attractive to the green movement.

Samsung SDI is also planning to mass-produce 14-inch screens in 2008.

The interesting thing is that as the quality of screens improves and they shrink in size then the potential for reading becomes greater. The screen is where the digital rubber hits the road and will determine whether consumers adopt them for reading or keep them for just for entertainment.