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Illumination & Displays

Organic LED: Japan lights the way for future of television

Financial Times
10 December 2009

South Korea's Samsung may have made significant inroads into the television market, but at least some part of the televisions of the future will be made in Japan.

That is because the manufacture of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) materials -- the technology most likely to replace today's liquid crystal displays -- is dominated by two Japanese companies: Idemitsu Kosan and Sumitomo Chemical. If the technology fulfils its promise, then even if the television makers turn out to be Korean, at least one of these two companies will make a great deal of money.

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