LAS VEGAS Jan 7 South Korean flat-screen maker
LG Display Co Ltd is in talks with Japanese
television manufacturers to supply organic light emitting diode
(OLED) panels, its chief executive said on Monday.
Currently LG Electronics Inc is the sole seller
of the next-generation technology that could change the face of
LG Electronics started taking orders for OLED TVs last week,
hoping to get a jump on rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
and prop up flagging sales of televisions.
The 55-inch (140 centimetre) model, which at 4mm thick is
slimmer than an iPad, costs 11 million Korean won ($10,300) and
is due to go on sale in the United States in March.
"Japanese (TV) firms are very much interested in OLED panels
and we are in talks with them for panel supplies," LG Display Co
chief executive Han Sang-beom told reporters at the annual
Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Monday.
Considered the future of consumer electronics display, the
OLED technology is more energy-efficient and offers higher
contrast images than liquid crystal display, and is so thin that
future mobile devices will be foldable like paper.
($1 = 1064.0000 Korean won)
(Reporting by Miyoung Kim; Editing by Stephen Coates)