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Sharp may get into production of OLED TVs!

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  1. amirm

    amirm Founder/Admin CFO (Chief Fun Officer) Staff Member

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    This is great news if it comes to pass. Sharp sold its TV/LCD business to contract manufacturer (CM) Foxconn (who builds apple products among tons of others). Looks like they are investing in the brand/company to product OLED displays/TVs. The competition with LG on OLEDs should drive costs down and bring more choices: https://www.engadget.com/2017/06/23/sharp-oled-tv-rumor/

    "Now that Sharp is under new ownership by Foxconn, it may have big plans for a return to TV prominence. In a move that could explain a sudden push to recover the use of its name from Hisense, the Japanese company apparently has a plan to add OLED TV production lines at one of its plants next year. The Japan Times reports that at a cost of 57.4 billion yen ($515 million US), it could have production operation at two plants in the spring of 2018. While one would work on small and medium screens for phones (like, maybe a new iPhone?) and laptops, the other would focus on TVs, where LG dominates the segment, producing OLED panels for its own TVs as well as other brands."​
     
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    DonH56 Addicted to Fun and Learning Technical Expert

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    Interesting. I am on the verge of picking up a new LG 65" OLED (C7) to replace my old 52" LCD (old one goes to older son). LG just had a significant price drop. Samsung is behind bringing out competitive models (their QLED looks promising but is pricey) and Sony is buying OLED panels from LG. Foxconn is also discussing bringing a rather large manufacturing facility to the U.S.A. in 2018 IIRC (though I am not sure it is for panels).
     
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    I think the Foxconn US manufacturing is due to pressure from Apple to manufacture iphones here which in turn is meant to buy political favors (as to release their overseas funds/profits). It won't be for manufacturing of displays.
     
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    I for one welcome our new OLED overlords.

    This tech can't replace LCD fast enough.
     
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