OLED TVs production cost up to 10x that of LED TVs


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LG's is costing less than Samsung's

For those complaining about the prices they will have to pay for the upcoming OLED TVs from the likes of LG and Samsung, evidence from DisplaySearch says that big screen OLED is currently costing 10 times more to produce than equivalent LED LCD TVs.

Samsung has apparently been successful in improving yields for small OLED, enabling an only 30% premium over LCDs, producing large OLED panels is still very expensive - mainly due to low yields and high material costs.


DisplaySearch says that producing a WRGB OLED on an IGZO substrate (like LG Display is doing) will cost eight times as much as producing an equivalent LCD. A direct-emission OLED TV (Samsung's design) will be even more expensive - ten times an equivalent LCD so it will be interesting to see the comparative pricing when they arrive later in the year.

According to DisplaySearch the things currently standing in the way of bearable prices are the active matrix backplane, organic material deposition and encapsulation.


Hoping ifa 2012 will show more of lg n samsungs oled tvs ...

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