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UHD TVs forecast to enter market before OLEDs

UHD TVs forecast to enter market before OLEDs

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Although organic light-emitting diode (OLED) televisions were in the spotlight at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), ultra high-definition (UHD) TVs have a better chance of breaking into the wider market soon, a local analyst said Tuesday. UHD TVs are at a more advanced stage of development than OLED TVs, which require breakthrough technologies, and are likely to reach mass production level sooner, said Delux Chen, a flat-panel industry analyst from the Photonics Industry and Technology Development Association. However, it will take at least two years for UHD TVs to make any significant inroads into the market, he said. AU Optronics Corp. and Innolux Corp. of Taiwan and South Korea's Samsung Group have slowed down their development work on OLED TVs and are focusing instead on the larger UHD TV panels, which have better market potential, Chen said. TV market trends of the future have been gaining greater attention since international manufacturers, including Samsung and LG of South Korea, and Japanese companies Sharp, Sony and Toshiba, displayed their latest OLED and UHD models at CES 2012. (By Pan Chih-yi and Maia Huang)


Updated : 2021-03-04 21:06 GMT+08:00