Samsung is expanding the transparent display market with production of a 46-inch transparent LCD panel, beginning this month.
Younghwan Park, senior vice president of LCD marketing, Device Solutions, Samsung Electronics, said, "Transparent panels, an exciting application of next-generation display technology, have unlimited potential to change our viewing habits over the next several years. As a strong supporter of the transparent display market, Samsung plans to develop this technology into a new growth engine for our LCD business."
Samsung's 46-inch transparent LCD panel features a contrast ratio of 4,500:1 with HD (1,366x768) resolution and 70 percent color gamut.
The transparent LCD panel is being produced for a variety of retail display applications such as product showcases, commercial freezer doors and platform doors of subway stations in North America, Europe and Asia. Also, it will be used in other applications including e-boards, information windows, medical equipment, e-signage and mobile devices.
Samsung's 22-inch transparent LCD panel is now being commercialized.
According to market research firm Display Bank, the transparent display market is expected to grow from US$0.9 billion in 2015 to US$87 billion in 2025.