Samsung to build new LCD plant

By Derek Sooman on December 27, 2004, 8:09 PM
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. will begin the construction of a flat-panel display fabrication facility in Tanjeong, Korea, despite the LCD retail disaster year that was 2004.

The result of a 290 billion won (US$273 million) investment, the new plant will cater for the growth in demand for 30-inch and larger LCD TVs. The fabrication facility will be about 300,000-square-meters, while the module assembly facility will be about 93,000-square-meters. Production is scheduled to begin in the first half of 2006.

"With Line 7-2, Samsung will secure a stable supply from which we can deliver high-quality, affordable LCD TV panels. This will solidify Samsung's leadership position in the industry as it standardizes large-sized LCD TVs." - Sang Wan Lee, president and CEO of Samsung's LCD Business.

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Astro said:
I guess this means LCD's will be getting even cheaper.But I really wonder when we will see LCD's with a response time of >1ms. CRT monitors have that and I believe that the newest LCD's have cracked the 8ms level. I've read that response time, not contrast ratio, is the reason why gaming is better with a CRT. When >1ms response time LCD's come out, I'll buy one, as long as it's "reasonably priced."
Mictlantecuhtli said:
I presume you meant < 1 ms.The phosporescent material in CRT displays also require some time to lit up and go out, are you sure the total is below 1 ms?
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