This next year will be pivotal for OLED TV. WIth CES 2010 due to start in a few days, all eyes are on Las Vegas to see what the TV manufacturers will have on display.
More important though is will they have anything available to consumers? It’s been 2 years since the Sony XEL-1 was released to the public. It’s understood that Sony may be losing money on each XEL-1 OLED TV as the price is far too high to interest the general public and production costs are steep as well.
What we may see at CES are the following:
Sony OLED TV
Samsung OLED TV
LG OLED TV
Speaking of LG OLED technology, here’s some news from Kodak:
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 30 — Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) announced today that it has completed the previously announced sale of its OLED (organic light-emitting diode) business to an entity set up by a group of LG companies.
This move will tighten Kodak’s investment focus and strengthen its financial position. Financial details were not disclosed.
“As we said earlier this year, OLED is one of the businesses we wanted to reposition to maximize Kodak’s competitive advantage at the intersection of materials and imaging science,” said Laura G. Quatela, Kodak’s Chief Intellectual Property Officer and manager of the company’s OLED business. “This action is consistent with that strategy. Our OLED intellectual property portfolio is fundamental; however, realizing the full value of this business would have required significant investment.”
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