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Samsung Unveils First-Ever 3D Organic LED

Samsung SDI Co. has developed a new 3D display based on active-matrix organic light-emitting diode technology.
SEOUL, South Korea — Samsung SDI Co. has developed a new 3D display based for the first time on active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) technology.

Samsung SDI said the new 4.3-inch 3D display, targeted for use in mobile phones, features a WQVGA-level (480 by 272) resolution. Samsung also claims this is the highest resolution ever achieved in a 3D display panel.

The AMOLED 3D display provides high-resolution stereoscopic images at a processing rate of 120 Hz, more than two times faster than existing 3D displays, Samsung said.

The display will be unveiled during the SID 2006 International Symposium in San Francisco, and is expected to be commercialized next year, according to the company.

Samsung added that it is pushing AMOLED 3D display technology for use in notebook computers and TVs. "Within the next 10 years, most flat-panel displays will adopt the three-dimensional display technology," predicted Chung Ho-Kyoon, head of Samsung SDI’s display R&D center.

The global 3D display market is expected to grow from 4.98 million units in 2007 to 8.12 million units in 2010, according to market researcher iSuppli.

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