updated 10:20 am EDT, Mon April 9, 2007
Toshiba 21-inch OLED
Toshiba Matsushita Display this morning unveiled what it says is one of the largest ever polymer OLED screens produced. Advancements in uniformity and electrodes have let the partnership produce a 20.8-inch display that it hopes will usher in a newer generation of computer monitors and TVs. Like most OLED panels, the new example is thinner and more power-efficient than today's LCDs due to the lack of a backlight; it also has much wider viewing angles as well as a virtually instant response time ideal for fast action.
Production of the new screen for final products isn't available, though TMD will showcase the screen at the Tokyo Big Sight expo on the 11th. A 1280x768 resolution for the prototype will likely see it introduced first for smaller TVs.