Samsung LCD might get cheaper
South Korean tech giant Samsung has plans which can result in cheaper LCD screens in the near future. The company is due to start commercial production on a new LCD line in April next year. The prices of these screens have stabilized in the recent times after dropping for a couple of months. And the market experts were actually looking forward to another round of big cuts in the prices of these LCD screens.
Samsungâ€™s new factory would be located at Tangjung, South Korea. It would be accompanying another similar unit established in April this year by S-LCD, which is a joint venture of Sony and Samsung. The new unit would be manufacturing 40-inch and 46-inch LCD panels for television sets similar to what the unit owned by S-LCD makes now.
The company says that once the production of LCD screens start in this new unit, they would be manufacturing up to 45,000 sheets of mother glass per month. They plan to increase it to 90,000 sheets per month when phase two of the facility comes online in the second half of 2006. This is much higher to the unit established in collaboration with Sony, which has reached its peak performance this month.