updated 11:45 am EDT, Wed April 11, 2007
OLED TVs within 3 years
A partnership between Toshiba and Matsushita (owners of Panasonic) has been announced that should see the first commercial OLED TVs begin production by 2009, Reuters reports. OLED (organic LED) screens are generally thinner, lighter, and more power-efficient than LCDs, and are also better at reproducing motion; the main obstacle has been size, since while OLEDs are already in use in some places, technology mostly limits them to tiny information displays for devices like MP3 players. Sony is also said to be producing OLED panels for TVs, if not actual OLED sets.