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Samsung's SID 2008 lineup gains attention

LOS ANGELES — Samsung Electronics Co. will exhibit new products, including large-screen LCD panels for televisions and digital-signage displays, at the Society for Information Display Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition this week in Los Angeles.
According to a news release, Samsung plans to unveil the industry’s first 82-inch LCD TV panel with an ultra-definition (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) resolution at a 120Hz refresh rate. It displays ultra-definition resolution at 120 frames per second, minimizing the blurring that is sometimes experienced at 60Hz. A red/green/blue LED backlight has been added to raise true color saturation to 150 percent, based on the NISC standard of 100 percent.
“This 82-inch LCD is large enough to cover all viewing angles with ultra-definition resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate that will allow viewers to watch motion pictures as if they are really in them,” said Sang Soo Kim, executive vice president of the LCD Technology Center at Samsung Electronics. “It is the optimal display for future TVs.”
Samsung will also introduce an 82-inch “e-board” with a multi-touchscreen, which is destined to replace whiteboards and beam projectors. It was created using a 60Hz LCD panel with built-in UD resolution and is the largest panel of its kind with a multi-touchscreen.
Additionally, Samsung will exhibit a multiview digital-information display that delivers 3-D images without requiring special glasses. The company said it is confident that this display can establish a new niche market apart from other DIDs previously introduced.
A 40-inch full-HD LCD TV panel will also be showcased that operates with only two source-driver ICs, instead of the normal combination of six source drivers and three gate drivers. This breakthrough lowers production costs and will make LCD TVs affordable to many more consumers.
Finally, Samsung will introduce a 15-inch LCD with a “blue phase mode,” and 2.3-inch e-paper that uses electrodes made from carbon nanotubes for enhanced “fold-ability.” Visitors will be able to view these and other products, such as a multitasking monitor with a 16:9 aspect ratio and environment-friendly panels for TVs, at the Samsung SID booth.