You Knew It Was Dying, But LG Makes It Official – Plasma is Dead

Yesterday in South Korea, LG Electronics made formal what we all knew was coming – they are ending production of all plasma display panel products. Even though we knew it was coming, somehow…it still hurts. We’ve had many an engineer … Continue reading

Another OLED Breakthrough? Japanese Consortium Forms to Test New OLED Production Method

A Who’s Who collection of significant panel and display manufacturers in Japan says they will collectively invest ¥20 billion ($193 million) into a test production line for OLED panels using a new manufacturing process that promises to move the industry … Continue reading

Sony Puts OLED on the Back Burner; Ramps Up Deeper 4K Commitment

Just days after a similar announcement from South Korean rival Samsung Electronics, Sony Corp. has said it will put OLED technology on the back burner – scaling back development efforts for the forseeable future. Instead, the company says it sees … Continue reading

Samsung Cuts Investment in OLED

In a move that is likely to signify a tipping point in the industry’s adoption of OLED technology, Samsung Electronics is dropping plans to build a new factory that was supposed to help it scale manufacturing of the nascent technology, … Continue reading

Major OLED Production Problems Force Panasonic & Sony to Refocus on 4K

  In a report that appeared in the Nikkei on Christmas Day, it appears that Sony Corp. and Panasonic Corp. have dissolved a joint OLED production initiative and will instead seek new methods individually. As a result, both companies will … Continue reading

Plasma: The Rumors of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

The conventional wisdom in the world of television technology is that LCD won the panel platform wars and most talk of the future has moved from LCD to LED to OLED and beyond. But wait a minute, as new data … Continue reading

Is It Time to Start a Deathwatch on the Industry’s Annual CES?

It is now late January and the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is well into our rear-view mirror. Yes, as in other years, there has been a flood of publicity and tons of articles on gadgets introduced at the show. The … Continue reading

CEA Line Show Next Gen TV Panel Talks Tech, Specialty Retail, and Apple iTV

At last month’s 2012 CEA Line Show in New York City, tucked amongst the many manufacturer’s press conferences was a variety of panels discussing what the CEA purported to be today’s top issues. One such panel, the Next Gen TV … Continue reading

New Corning Glass is So Thin, It’s Flexible; Will Drive New CE Products by 2013

Corning Inc., the American glass manufacturer deeply involved in providing glass for flat-panel TV and mobile device manufacturing, said this week that they have developed a glass so thin, it’s flexible. And this new glass, they call it Willow Glass, … Continue reading

TV War Won, Samsung Considers Spinning Off its Money-Losing LCD TV Business

<February 15, 2012> Samsung Electronics Co. surprised many in the industry today when it revealed that it is considering spinning-off its LCD flat-panel television business which is losing money amid a worldwide slowdown in consumer demand according to a report … Continue reading