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Sony and Panasonic team on big-screen OLED

Sony and Panasonic team on big-screen OLED

Sony and Panasonic have announced a collaboration to develop large panel OLEDs for TV, pushing the low-power technology as a potential replacement for LCD and plasma. The deal will see the two firms work together on next-generation organic EL panels and modules, using printing processes that are more efficient than existing manufacturing techniques. If all goes to plan, meanwhile, Sony and Panasonic's partnership may only be the first step.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 15, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 15, 2012

Happy Tuesday, everyone. It's that part of the week where you already feel a bit tired but can't yet use the "it's all downhill from here" mantra. You know what I mean, right? Let's go to a more positive note with today's top tech stories - Apple rumored to use Retina display in next iMac. That's certain to please a lot of Apple fans, not that they need much pleasing because - Apple grabs top spot in US customer satisfaction rankings. And speaking of cool things - NASA's next course: asteroids.

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Samsung flexible OLED displays ordered in bulk

Samsung flexible OLED displays ordered in bulk

This week Samsung itself is letting the world know that it's on top of "huge" numbers of orders for flexible AMOLED Displays by the name of YOUM. This information comes direct from Samsung Electronics Chairman Kwon Oh-Hyun as he lets us know that flexible AMOLED displays will be hitting the market in the third quarter of 2012 when Samsung's mass production for the hardware begins full force. "The demand from our clients is significant!" noted Kwon, noting that OLED technologies along these lines will certainly be replacing LCDs inside the next few years as screens on mobile devices get thinner and brighter by the week.

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Samsung demos 55″ OLED TV at World’s Fair

Samsung demos 55″ OLED TV at World’s Fair

So you want the amazing blacks that plasma can offer but in an even thinner package than what you’re used to seeing with LCD TVs? Samsung has you covered, if you have the cash. The company unveiled the 55-inch OLED TV at CES this year, saying that regular human beings would be able to buy it sometime in 2012 but neglecting to mention price. The company has shown off a mass-production model at the World’s Fair in Korea, although the price may send you reeling.

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LG speeds OLED TV launch plans to beat Samsung

LG speeds OLED TV launch plans to beat Samsung

LG has reportedly accelerated its OLED TV plans in an attempt to beat Samsung to the market with the first big-screen OLED set, aiming for a May release so as to get in ahead of the London Olympics 2012. The LG sets - shown off at CES 2012 in 55-inch form - were originally expected to go on sale by the end of the year, but Samsung's recently-revealed launch plans have forced the company to move forward, DigiTimes reports.

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Samsung: Full OLED TV details plus “premium range” reveal in August

Samsung: Full OLED TV details plus “premium range” reveal in August

Samsung will haul its OLED HDTV to IFA 2012 in late August, the company has confirmed, giving the 55-inch set its official launch along with a new, premium range of TVs. The OLED TV was first shown off at CES back in January 2012, with incredibly narrow bezels, a super-slim depth panel and, of course, the vivid colors and great contrast ratio that we're used to from OLED screens. Samsung has been coy with pricing, though. Meanwhile, there's also news on a cloud upgrade for AllShare.

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Samsung YOUM flexible AMOLED brand revealed

Samsung YOUM flexible AMOLED brand revealed

Samsung has officially launched its YOUM brand for flexible AMOLED displays, ahead of the bendable panels showing up in commercial hardware later this year. Registered as a trademark - complete with a bendy YOUM logo - in mid-March, and detailed on the new Samsung Mobile Display site, YOUM promises to be thinner and lighter than traditional AMOLED and LCD-TFT screens, as well as being "unbreakable."

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Researchers develop world’s most efficient flexible OLED display

Researchers develop world’s most efficient flexible OLED display

We saw a flexible display concept from Nokia back at Nokia World in October, and Samsung filed a patent application not too long ago that revealed the company was working on potential foldable display applications. Researchers at the University of Toronto have demonstrated that the technology is feasibly possible on a large scale. They’ve managed to combine OLEDs with a flexible plastic, leading to more efficient displays and a simpler manufacturing process.

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LG 55-inch OLED TV tipped at $7900

LG 55-inch OLED TV tipped at $7900

Each time we hear anything about an OLED TV with a big screen size I always wonder exactly how much it's going to cost. I still remember when Sony unveiled that OLED small screen TV years ago, and it cost considerably more than traditional large-screen sets. There are a bunch rumors floating around that LG Electronics intends to launch that cool 55-inch OLED TV this May.

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