30.03.09

Sony faces LED TV setback

AUTHOR: Inavate

Sony is facing a severe setback on its journey into LED TV due to white LED sourcing difficulties, according to recent reports from the Korea Times.

The newspaper published a statement from an anonymous Samsung Electronics executive that suggested Sony was unable to receive cutting edge white LEDs from Samsung.

White LED backlights are much cheaper than RGB ones and are therefore key to cost-effective manufacture. A Samsung staff member told the Korean Times that without a deal Sony will find it hard to have any strength in the market.

In separate news that emerged this week Sony said its focus would be on big-screen technology and not OLED screens.