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  • Samsung Calls for LCD Glass Standards
May 2005
BOSTON, May 31 -- Sang Wan Lee, president of Samsung Electronics' LCD business, called for the standardization of LCD glass sizes in his keynote speech at the Society for Information Display (SID) 2005 International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, held last week in Boston.

Lee emphasized the need for LCD glass manufacturers to standardize large-size TV displays globally to 40-inch, 46-inch, 52-inch and 57-inch sizes.

"To save on equipment development and product costs, as well as to accelerate the time-to-market for advanced large screen LCD TVs, the entire industry should come together and cooperate toward size standardization," Lee said.

He said the industry can also expect glass substrate sizes of 2160 by 2460 mm and 2400 by 2800 mm with the advent of 8G and 9G technology, respectively. Lee said he believes that the next generation of LCD glass will eclipse the current technology in many ways as LCD TVs become the most widely adopted display technology.

"Moving forward, TV products will move beyond their role as broadcasting reception devices and become the center of tomorrow's digital convergence environment, receiving and providing a wide range of multimedia contents and services," he said.

"The market is not something to be passively predicted, but actively created. In order to develop an annual, 100 million-unit LCD TV market by 2010 and firmly establish the next-generation TV as an LCD TV to consumers, the LCD panel industry needs to work together to establish standardized plate and product sizes. The materials, equipment, OEM and distribution industries should continue with their cost-saving efforts as well, to establish a mass market."

Prior to his keynote speech, President Lee received a commemorative plaque from SID in recognition of his work in bringing together the Korean Information Display Society and SID.

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