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Intelligent Machines

First OLED TV

  • December 18, 2007

Displays that use organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are more vivid than liquid-crystal displays, have much faster refresh rates, and draw less power, but so far, manufacturing difficulties have limited them to small sizes fit only for handheld devices. On December 1, and only in Japan, Sony released the world’s first OLED television, featuring an 11-inch panel with a layer of light-emitting organic material just several hundred nanometers thick. Initially, Sony plans to manufacture 2,000 of the TVs per month.

Product: XEL-1
Cost: 200,000 yen (about $1,800)
Source: www.sony.net/SonyInfo/News/Press/200710/07-1001E
Companies: Sony

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