Toshiba puts OLED mass production plans on ice.


The joint venture between Toshiba and Panasonic, Toshiba Mobile Display, appears to have a $191.6 million failure on their hands. According to statements made by Toshiba Mobile Display spokesperson Masahiro Kume:

“The plan (for mass-production) is currently frozen. We’ll review the production plan again from scratch.”

The mass production he’s speaking of concerns the $191.6 million investment in OLED mass production the company was gearing up for. Looks like all of those videos we’ve seen of AMOLED displays not really being all that different (read: better) than LCD and Super LCD screens is starting to hurt interest in OLED technology. It’s quite a shame really, because in certain conditions AMOLED does provide a noticeable improvement over traditional LCD counterparts.

With that said, it’ll be some time before we see AMOLED jumping ahead of LCD in terms of usage numbers as Tohisba Mobile Display is redirecting resources to current higher demand LCD screens. Maybe it just wasn’t meant to be…




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