Skip to comments.Samsung could lose billions after hi-tech TVs go missing
Posted on 09/04/2012 9:30:17 PM PDT by bruinbirdman
Two of Samsung Electronics' advanced OLED television sets have gone missing while on their way to the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin.
An official complaint has been lodged with local police, a spokesman confirmed, but he added they didn't know where the organic-light-emitting diodes (OLED) TVs went missing or even if it was in Germany.
OLED systems are widely touted successors to liquid crystal displays
Samsung declined to comment on whether it believed the disappearance could be a case of industrial espionage, or on potential financial damages it could suffer from the loss of the technology.
Media reports had said it may have been a theft aimed at stealing the advanced TV technology, whose loss could cost the firm billions of dollars.
OLED systems are widely touted successors to liquid crystal displays (LCDs). They are used in smartphones such as Samsung's Galaxy Note because the displays are lighter, thinner and tougher than alternatives.
However, in larger applications such as TVs, they are currently too expensive for mass-market sale. At a rumoured price tag of $10,000,
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If they were really that valuable, they would have delivered them on one of the companies own jets.
If the thief is in a hurry to fence one, he can call me.
Something worth billions like that could have been put on a charter jet with it’s own corporate security detail all the way there and back.
It’s not the tv’s themselves, but the technology behind them.
I hope they find a good home, like mine.
couple of luggage crew employees MAJORLY SET for the NFL season.
I think that would be largely the case, in reality.
The tech behind OLED and whatnot, is not difficult for hi-tech companies to understand. Everybody in the business has one.
Looter Guy swiped it. Holder says if anybody dont like their racist.
Actually have a OLED display on my Cowon music player, nice image.
The models are Not Guilty.
Well I had two Samsung TVs go out on me just weeks after warranty expired which was very suspicious. Thousands of other Samsung customers had the same type of problem and tgey wouldntoffer to fix them. Maybe they’re getting a little payback karma style now.
I could get by without a tv in the home...
The models look like they’re 14.
I’d buy the TV if the models came with them.
The Chinese would steal them and reverse engineer. The ChiComs are the default culprits, guilty until proven otherwise. I’m semi-joking but that’s the truth
True. Samsungs secret is that they’ve apparently figured out how to mass produce screens of that size with an acceptable failure rare. That’s the real problem. The bigger the screen, the more painful every every defective screen is to the bottom line. 4”-5” amoled screens only net about 4 good screens to every one that is scrapped. That’s a cost that can absorbed when you get 22 screens a sheet. Screens this size, not so much.
LCDs had a high failure rate too in 1997 as far as messed up pixels etc. Back then I salivated over a 12” lcd monitor going for above $1000. Today LED monitors are the boss over simple LCDs
OLEDs will take the same path to affordable commodity status just give it time
I am left wondering... Did they ever pass through a TSA security check point???
It worked for Biden, and he isn't nearly as bright as those TV’s.
Could be a “the dog ate my homework” type excuse - I’ve heard that large-size OLED screens are very difficult to make. Maybe Samsung didn’t actually succeed in building those TVs. Were they exhibited elsewhere, previously?
Depends. What do you mean by 'through' ?
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