Samsung was already one of the world’s biggest names when it came to displays. Probably competing most effectively in this area within the mobile and TV markets, Samsung has been a forerunner in display technology for years now.
The impressive Super AMOLED displays of Samsung’s mobile devices, huge ultra-thin TV screens and upcoming OLED widescreen product line in the home entertainment market have definitely assisted Samsung on the display-front.
Not only this, but Samsung also has a well-earned reputation for its forerunning R&D focus. Foldable, paper-thin AMOLED displays are already old news to the Korean giant. Transparent displays are available in both colour and black & white varieties. Quantum Dot technology is even possibly on its way from Samsung in the near future, although projections for this are currently hardly conclusive.
With all of this focus on display technology it seems that Samsung has finally seen it necessary to create not only its own display wing, but company. Samsung Display has split from Samsung Electronics, although it is still solely owned by the parent company, in order to achieve an even more dominant presence in the display market.
As of April 3rd, Samsung Display has formally separated from Samsung and has begun solo operations, instantly becoming the world’s largest display manufacturer.
We’re hoping that this move will allow Samsung’s display R&D team to focus on some even more awesome projects, as well as focus on getting those that its already working on out a bit quicker. There’s also the possibility that Samsung will start manufacturing displays for 3rd party companies, meaning that Samsung-made screens could start popping up with even more regularity in the future.
The news regarding Samsung Display certainly doesn’t shock us, but it has gotten us somewhat excited. As we’ve just mentioned Samsung already had some awesome projects in the works so we’re very keen to see what this new formal focus on display technology will provide.