According to Samsung Display, due to the huge demand in South Korea, it will indefinitely extend its production of Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) panels for TVs and monitors in South Korea. This decision replaces Samsung’s plan to suspend the production of LCD panels. Back in March, Samsung said that it will stop the production of LCD panels before the end of this year. The South Korean manufacturer hopes to concentrate on more advanced technologies.
According to TrendForce, Samsung’s delay in closing the LCD panel plant will increase the production area in the second quarter of next year by 2.2%. However, there will still be a risk of material shortages in the second quarter. In addition, the demand will still be high. With Samsung’s latest decision, the supply and demand can still maintain a balance.
Samsung Display’s South Korean LCD production line will still have one 7th-generation line and two 8.5-generation production lines in operation until the first quarter of 2021. It is expected that only one 8.5-generation line will remain in normal production until the fourth quarter of 2021.
In addition, although Samsung Display intends to extend the LCD production time, TrendForce expects to extend it only by the end of 2021, not indefinitely. “Samsung Display plans to continue to produce liquid crystal display (LCD) panels until the end of 2021, which will increase the risk of oversupply in the second half of next year, but supply and demand will be roughly balanced in the second quarter of next year“.
Samsung announces HDR10+ adaptive function: adjust video quality seamlessly
For some time, Samsung has been cooperating with multiple parties to promote the development of the HDR10+ format. Today, Samsung Electronics announced a new HDR10+ adaptive function, an improvement to the open-source HDR10 + format. This new technology can provide the best video quality according to ambient lighting.
According to Samsung, it is more appropriate to view HDR content in a dark environment. The HDR10+ adaptive function utilizes the light sensor of the TV to support dynamic scene-by-scene optimization. At the same time, all HDR10 content in Prime Video will be available in HDR10+ adaptive form on compatible Samsung TVs.
Samsung said that the HDR10+ adaptive function also supports the Filmmaker Mode to provide a real movie experience. According to reports, the HDR10+ adaptive function will available in Samsung’s QLED TV series in 2021.