Panasonic, Sumitomo team up for 40-inch OLED panel in 2010
We heard last May that Japan's Sumitomo was looking for possible partners to create a 40-inch OLED panel using technology it had created. Finally, one year later, the chemical company has reportedly teamed up with Panasonic to do just that. By combining resources the two companies believe that a 40-inch OLED panel--not necessarily a TV--could be a reality by Panasonic's fiscal 2010. Let's not hold our breath though. Since Sony released the 11-inch XEL-1 to global fanfare at the end of 2007 we've heard promise after promise of bigger and better OLED TVs. So far nothing has come to fruition. The latest claims? Wasn't it Panasonic that said just days ago that it would have a 37-inch OLED TV on the market within 18 months? Confusing, confusing...
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Posted by Justin Davey at May 9, 2009 6:00 AM