Samsung Electronics said it will start volume producing 82-inch panels for digital intelligence displays (DIDs), rather than for LCD TVs, by processing seventh-generation (7G) glass substrates, starting from this November, according to the Korean-language
Electronic Times, Seoul.
The 82-inch directional panel will be used in the DID market, for applications that
include indoor and outdoor advertisement bulletin boards in airports, museums and
subways. The DID application is a fourth-generation application for large-size panels,
following notebook, monitor and TV applications.
Samsung introduced for the first time an 82-inch panel for TV-use in March 2006. The
panel has a resolution of 1,920?1,080 and a 180-degree viewing angle. During the FPD
International show last October, the company showed the 82-inch directional DID-use
panel for the first time.
At the 7G plant Samsung has jointly established with Sony, each substrate can be cut
into two 82-inch panels, according to Samsung.