Samsung and Corning team up to tackle OLED displays


Corning Incorporated and Samsung Mobile Display Company on Thursday announced they are beginning an equity joint venture in Korea that focuses on making the glass substrate for Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays.

OLEDs were a big topic at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, especially the large-panel TVs sporting the display technology. But OLED tablets were also on the menu, as Toshiba teased with a 7.7" concept tablet with a high contrast AMOLED display.

The joint venture between Samsung and Corning will combine Corning’s Lotus Glass substrate technology and Samsung Mobile Display’s OLED display technology for displays of all sizes, from tablet to TV.

Corning's Lotus Glass substrate was unveiled less than four months ago, and the company designed it for use in low-temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) and oxide thin-film transistor (TFT) backplane manufacturing environments, which could work in either LCD or OLED displays.

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