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LGD pitches superiority of OLED over rival's competing panel

All News 15:13 February 28, 2019

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Yonhap) -- LG Display took a jab at industry rival Samsung Electronics on Thursday by arguing in favor of the superiority of its OLED panel over LCD.

Kang In-byeong, the company's chief technology officer, emphasized the fundamental difference between organic light-emitting diode (OLED) and liquid crystal display (LCD) panels during a briefing session on display technology in Seoul, the company said.

LG Display is promoting OLED for 8K TVs, while Samsung is pushing quantum dot (QD) OLED, or QLED. Kang's argument, according to the company, is that LCD has limits in expressing a perfect shade of black and in guaranteeing full-viewing angle, creating more problems to solve as resolution becomes higher.

Han Sang-beom, the CEO of LG Display, was quoted as saying that the QLED "being talked about by the rival firm is an LCD that uses quantum dot sheets."

Kang drove in the point further, saying LG Display is not preparing QLED. "The quantum dot being used in QD OLED is filter. The QLED that LG is talking about is quantum dot emitting lights on its own," he said.

The technology officer added that in the future, companies in the panel market will compete to offer better design, including in wallpaper, flexible, rollable and foldable forms, the company said.

Kang In-byeong, chief technology officer of LG Display, holds a briefing on display technology in Seoul on Feb. 28, 2019, in this photo released by the company. (Yonhap)


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