Another World first From Samsung

Written by David Richards & Wire Services     08/06/2006 | 22:09 | Category: SCREENS

Samsung SDI has revealed a 3D active matrix (AM) OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display, which it claims is the world's first, at San Francisco's Society for Information Display (SID) show.

Another World first From Samsung

 The 4.3-inch prototype provides the world's highest resolution, WQVGA(480×272), in terms of 3D images, the company said.

The new product is also much faster in displaying 3D images than existing LCD-based 3D displays by adopting AM OLEDs whose response time is 1,000 times faster than that of TFT LCDs, the company added.

Samsung SDI emphasized that by adopting a new technology called Time Division Parallax Barrier Method, the 4.3-inch prototype can realize the same level of resolution even when users convert 2D images into 3D, while existing LCD-based 3D displays decrease the resolution by half during the conversion.

The company said it aims to commercialize the product by the end of 2007 and is stepping up the development of the technology for use with notebooks, TV and home automation control devices.

Within the next ten years, most flat-panel displays will adopt the 3D display technology, Samsung SDI executive vice president Chung Ho-Kyoon said.

According to iSuppli, the global demand for 3D display panels is expected to increase from 4.9 million units in 2007 to 8.1 million units in 2010.