Samsung Electronics, the leading provider of TFT-LCD display panels, announced that it has developed the world’s largest 82-inch TFT-LCD.
This full HD image quality TFT-LCD panel was developed at the company’s new production complex in Tangjeong, Korea. The soon-to-be operational 7 th -generation production facility uses glass substrates that measure 1.87m x 2.20m.
Samsung has made a series of breakthroughs in TFT-LCD technology ahead of the competition over the years.
The company developed the first 40-inch model in August 2001, the first 46-inch panel in October 2002, the first 57-inch model in December 2003 and now the first 82-inch panel.Samsung’s latest large-screen TFT-LCD offers a variety of features. The company applied its patented Super Patterned-ITO Vertical Alignment (S-PVA) technology to achieve extra-wide viewing angles. In addition, the product boasts a low-dispersion color filter and ultra high aperture ratio, achieving a contrast ratio of at least 1200:1 and brightness of 600nit (cd/m 2 ).
Response times are at 8ms or faster, providing clear moving picture images. A high-color-saturation backlight raises color saturation to 92% to produce a premium image quality.
Sang Soo Kim, Senior Vice President and Head of the LCD Development Center, states, â€œOur 82-inch LCD panel proves Samsung Electronics’ technological leadership. It uses our proprietary S-PVA technology, eliminating distortion from all angles and offers a 180-degree viewing angle. With this panel, we have achieved the world’s best performance in terms of contrast ratio, viewing angle and color saturation.â€
Samsung is set to begin operations at the world’s first 7 th -generation TFT-LCD production line at Tangjeong, Korea. This facility can be used to produce the company’s full line-up of LCD modules for TV: from 23-inch (24 per substrate), 26-inch (18 per substrate) and 32-inch (12 per substrate) to 40-inch (8 per substrate) and 46-inch (6 per substrate).
Samsung Electronics is at least one year ahead of the competition in terms of using 7 th -generation production technology to make modules of 40 inches, 46 inches and 57 inches. It is therefore in a position to take an early lead in the fast-growing market for large-screen, wall-hanging TVs.
The development of the 82-inch TFT-LCD marks the smooth launch of Samsung’s and Sony’s joint venture in S-LCD. The 7 th -generation line will begin mass production at the end of March.
Samsung Electronics will unveil its 82-inch TFT-LCD at CeBIT 2005, which opens in Hannover, Germany on March 10.