Samsung Electronics has unveiled a 70in LCD (liquid crystal display) panel that it hopes will help boost the competitiveness of LCD technology in the big-screen TV sector.
The panel refreshes the picture 120 times a second - double that of the LCD panels used in most TVs. In a demonstration at the FPD International 2006 show in Yokohama, Japan, on Wednesday, images and text scrolling across the panel appeared to move more smoothly than on existing LCD TVs.
Samsung plans to begin commercial production of the 70-inch panel early next year, and it should be available in TV sets in the months following.
Samsung Electronics is one of the world's largest display makers. In the quarter to September it sold LCD panels worth 3 trillion won, up 12 per cent from a year earlier. Demand for panels for big-screen TVs was strong, it said on Monday when it announced quarterly earnings. More than half of the three million TV panels sold by Samsung during the quarter were 40-inches or larger, it said.
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