S-LCD made an investment, which was announced in 2008, of KRW 1.8 trillion in 8-2 line of S-LCD, a production line for LCD TV panels. (Glass substrates size: 2,200~2,500 mm) From this new line, 32/46/52-inch panels will be mainly produced.
Based on know-how gained from stable operation of 7-1 line and 8-1 line, S-LCD plans to ramp up monthly production capacity up to 70,000 sheets by year-end.
"We'll make all-out efforts to enable Samsung and Sony to overcome current economic crisis and continue to strengthen leadership in the LCD TV market," said Won-Kie Chang, CEO of S-LCD. "Building on the success made at 7-1 line and 8-1 line of S-LCD, we'll continue to produce great achievement at 8-2 line."
S-LCD was established as a joint venture company between Samsung and Sony in 2004, and successfully started operation of 7-1 line in 2005 and 8-1 line in 2007.
Samsung is the world's biggest maker of LCD panels and LCD TV sets, while Sony is the No. 2 LCD TV brand.