Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
French Data Protection Authority Says Facebook Should Stop Collecting Non-User Data
Verizon Expores Yahoo Deal Options: report
Kingston Buys USB Technology and Assets of IronKey from Imation
LG'S Flagship SIGNATURE OLED TV Now Available In The U.S.
Imagination Tech CEO Steps Down As Company Reports Losses
Google Has A Gear VR Competitor In The Works: report
Sony Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact Are Now Shipping In The U.S.
Following Outcry, Twitter's Dorsey Says Live Tweets Are Here To Stay
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
 Home > News > Consumer Electronics > Sony to...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Sony to End Production of Its XEL-1 OLED TV


Sony said on Tuesday that it would stop the production of its XEL-1 OLED TVs, claiming that the new panel did not conform to a new Japanese law.

Sony said that its XEL-1 OLED TVs did not offer appropriate internet-blocking software that would protect young Internet users from pornography, complying with a Japanese law. The new regulatory meant Sony would have to redesign the XEL-1 in order to keep selling it in Japan after April. However, at current prices the market was too small to make that worthwhile.

Sony added that it would still make the XEL-1 for sale outside Japan and press ahead with OLED development.

The 11in XEL-1 was the first OLED TV to market in 2007. Stopping sales of the XEL-1 in Japan without launching a long-promised 27in successor suggests that OLED will not rescue Sony?s struggling TV business.

OLED displays use organic, or carbon-containing compounds that emit light when electricity is applied. They produce crisp images and do not need backlighting, making them slimmer and more energy-efficient than LCDs, the most popular type of flat TV.

Sony had also reportedly problems with mass production of OLEDs. The company was struggling to control the thickness of the layer of chemicals on the glass panel and the resulting high defect rate means low yield from the production line and high costs.

OLED displays are used widely in mobile gadgets such as cell phone screens, and the top makers of those panels, which include Samsung Mobile Display, will likely have some advantage in applying the technology to TVs. LG is also working on OLEDs. Last year, the company launched a 15in OLED television.

However, OLED TVs are not expected to take off until 2012.


Previous
Next
Canon and Fujitsu Join Forces on Managed Services        All News        Samsung Demonstrates First LTE Netbook at Mobile World Congress
Sony Dash Personal Internet Viewer To Feature Netflix Movies     Consumer Electronics News      Panasonic Opens Full HD 3D Theatre at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Live Site

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
LG'S Flagship SIGNATURE OLED TV Now Available In The U.S.
Sony Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact Are Now Shipping In The U.S.
PS4 Kept Sony Alive In Q3
Sony Launches a New USB Type-C Flash Drive For Speed On The Go
Sony Buys Altair Semiconductor In IoT Push
Sony Brings PlayStation and Network Services Under Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Japan Display to Produce OLED Panels In Two Years
Samsung to invest in OLED Displays for iPhone, Report Claims
CES: LG Takes On Samsung With Ultra-slim 'Signature' OLED TV
Sony Enhances Ultra High-Speed Media Offerings with New XQD And SD Cards
Sony Unveils Its Latest Products At CES 2016
LG Introduces New 4K HDR-Enabled OLED TV Lineup At CES 2016

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .