Your browser is not Javascript enable or you have turn it off. We recommend you to activate for better security reason<div class="billede"><img src="pictures/mini-lg31oled.jpg" alt="BenQ XL2420T review"></div>OLED TV production costs 8-10 higher than LCD - FlatpanelsHD

<div class="billede"><img src="pictures/mini-lg31oled.jpg" alt="BenQ XL2420T review"></div>OLED TV production costs 8-10 higher than LCD

13 Aug 2012 | Rasmus Larsen |

OLED production costs for small-size OLED panels are decreasing but production costs for OLED TV panels are still high, analyst firm DisplaySearch says. It is between 8-10 times more expensive to produce OLED-TV panels compared to LCD TV panels. Samsung’s OLED TV is most expensive to manufacture.<br /><br /><h3>OLED TV production costs are high</h3>We have yet to see <a href=http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1327316247><b>LG</b></a> and <a href=http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1326148356><b>Samsung’s</b></a> OLED-TVs in the wild. Why? Because OLED is a relatively new technologies with a lot of production hurdles to overcome – and because OLED is still very expensive, DisplaySearch claims.<br /><br /><p align=center><a id="thumb" href="pictures/lgoledhands-2l.jpg" class="highslide" rel="highslide"><img class="imgresponsive" src="pictures/lgoledhands-2.jpg" alt="LG’s 55-inch OLED-TV hands-on" title="Click to enlarge" /></a><br><i>LG’s 55” OLED-TV is 8 times more expensive to produce than LCD</i></p><br />In an analysis, DisplaySearch has compared production costs of a 55-inch LCD panel, a 55-inch WOLED panel (similar to LG’s 55-inch OLED-TV) and a 55-inch RGB OLED panel (similar to Samsung’s 55-inch OLED-TV). The analysis shows that OLED TV production is 8 times more expensive than LCD when based on WOLED – whites OLED with color filters - and 10 times more expensive than RGB OLED – red, green, blue OLED pixels.<br /><br /><p align=center><img class="imgresponsive" src="pictures/oledproductioncosts.jpg" alt="OLED TV panels are 8-10 times more expensive to produce than LCD"><br><i>OLED TV panels are 8-10 times more expensive to produce than LCD, depending on the production method utilized</i></p><br />The high production costs are mainly a result of low yield (a high “throw out” ratio of produced panels) and high materials costs, DisplaySearch says. However, DisplaySearch also mentions that costs reductions for LCD panels have slowed and OLED production is still in its infancy. With new production methods OLED production costs are expected to decrease rapidly.<br /><br /><p align=center><a id="thumb" href="pictures/samsungoledtv55-6l.jpg" class="highslide" rel="highslide"><img class="imgresponsive" src="pictures/samsungoledtv55-6.jpg" alt="Samsung’s 55-inch Super OLED-TV" title="Click to enlarge" /></a><br><i>Samsung’s 55” OLED-TV is 10 times more expensive to produce than LCD</i></p><br />OLED panels today are either produced via LTPS (p-Si) or the more efficient oxide (such as IGZO) method. OLED panels can also be produced with inkjet printing technology or via LITI (laser). Small OLED panels for smartphones are approximately 1.3 times more expensive than LCD counterparts.<br /><br />DisplaySearch still expects the OLED market to grow nearly tenfold from 2012 to 2016.<br /><br />- <i>Source: DisplaySearch</i>



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