Full HD flat panel TV - Resolution|
Mr. Souk said, “Large screen TV functions keep improving and the highly competitive marketplace will be focused on making larger panels with higher resolution. The winning device in today’s fierce competition will be the one that can best display full HD content. The main TVs in many homes in 2-3 years will be 50-inch-class and full HD is a must for them.” Mr. Souk also underscored Samsung’s strong commitment to the LCD business and pointed to the delicate but essential ‘balance between profit and continual growth’ as the linchpin of Samsung’s LCD business strategy. “We are focused on maintaining or exceeding the current level of profitability.”
Mr. Souk about 8th generation LCD production
Mr. Souk also provided a progress report on the new 8th-generation LCD production line that Samsung is building, saying that construction is proceeding on schedule. “Our new 8th-Gen line will produce visually stunning 50-inch-class LCD TVs to fortify our market leadership position, while our 7th-generation lines already are enabling Samsung to competitively position LCD TVs in the 40-inch range,” he said.
Samsung flat panel LCD - Display design
The new 8th-generation line, Mr. Souk said, will be capable of creating eight 46-inch panels or six 52-inch panels from a single glass substrate measuring 2,200mm by 2,500mm. The line will be able to process 50,000 glass substrates a month, or the equivalent of 3.6 million 52-inch panels annually. Production startup is slated for October of 2007. Mr. Souk added that future display designs will cover an extremely broad spectrum of applications. “They will come in virtually any size for use at anytime, and anywhere. The entire industry should strive to pull together in setting more standards and in identifying possible areas of common technological interest that can meet new demands and accelerate new markets.”
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2005 parent company sales of US$56.7 billion and net income of US$7.5 billion. Employing approximately 128,000 people in over 120 offices in 57 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs.