S-LCD

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S-LCD Corporation
Type Subsidiary of Samsung Electronics
Founded April 26, 2004
Headquarters Flag of South Korea.svg Tangjeong, Asan-City, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea
Key people Won-Kie Chang: President
Products Amorphous TFT LCD panels
Parent Samsung Electronics

S-LCD Corporation (Hangul: 에스 엘시디, Japanese: エス・エルシーディー) is a South Korean manufacturer of amorphous TFT LCD panels, owned by Samsung Electronics.

The company was established in April 2004 in Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea as a joint venture between Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd (50% plus one share) and Sony Corporation (50% minus one share).

S-LCD, as of April 25 2008, operated with a monthly production capacity of 100,000 seventh-generation amorphous silicon (a-Si) panels and 50,000 eighth-generation panels based on PVA technology,[1] which are integrated into both Samsung Electronics and Sony LCD televisions. S-LCD originally had production facilities in both Japan and South Korea. Due to rising costs and an increasing demand from the Latin American market, S-LCD opened production facilities in Baja California, Mexico, where both Samsung and Bravia have large LCD production facilities.[citation needed]

On December 26, 2011, Samsung Electronics announced that it will acquire all of Sony's shares. On January 19, 2012, Sony sold to Samsung all of its shares of S-LCD for 1.07 trillion Korean won (72 billion Japanese yen) in cash.[2]

SLCD, S-LCD or Super LCD is also generally used term for an evolution of TN based TFT-LCD technology (e.g. iPhone 3GS uses S-LCD from LG Display)

History[edit]

  • 2003: Samsung Electronics sign agreement for the establishment of a joint venture for seventh-generation amorphous TFT LCD panel production.
  • 2004: S-LCD Corporation established.
  • April 2005: S-LCD begins shipment of seventh-generation TFT LCD panels for LCD TVs.[3]
  • August 2007: S-LCD begins shipment of eighth-generation TFT LCD panels for LCD TVs.[1]
  • 2008: Sony and Samsung announce that due to increased demand, a second eighth-generation production line will operate in the S-LCD factory in the second quarter of 2009.[1] S-LCD may be headed by Samsung alone as Sony has announced a joint venture with Sharp Corporation, in order to compete effectively with Samsung, a task made difficult by their current collaboration.[4]
  • December 2011: The company's partners announce that Samsung will acquire Sony's entire stake in the joint venture, making S-LCD Corporation a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics.[5]

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