Samsung is supplying LCD panels for mobile phones for world`s No. 1 mobile phone company Nokia, for the first time.
Upon this opportunity, Samsung Electronics is
expected to catch up with current No. 1 Sharp in 10"
and less panel market including mobile phones.
Samsung will provide LCD for mobile phones as early
as the end of this year, said Samsung.
Nokia is sharing 35% of the world`s mobile phone
market by selling 350 million units a year. Since
only a few companies, such as Sharp, EID, TMD,
ST-LCD, and Samsung SDI, are currently supplying LCD
panels for Nokia, Samsung Electronics expects to add
its annual supply up to 50 million units.
Along with this, Samsung Electronics is said to
supply premium mobile phone LCD panels (LTPS, Low
Temperature Poly Silicon), which will be produced
from this month at 4th generation line, to Apple for
its new mobile phone `iPhone` which will be released
in next month.