Panasonic Develops a 56-inch 4K2K OLED Panel
The two major trends for televisions at CES 2013 have been OLED technology and UHD displays capable of delivering 4K resolution. In addition to the large number of TVs Panasonic unveiled, they have also developed a panel which merges both of those trends in to one product.
The 56-inch OLED panel has a resolution of 3840 by 2160 along with a peak luminescence of 500 cd/m2. Panasonic claims that the color gamut coveres 100 percent of the NTSC range. The panel is just 8.9mm at its thinnest point and weighs 12.4 kgs.
The real breakthrough is in the printing process used to manufacture the OLED, which does not require a vacuum or high temperatures. Panasonic claims that the printing process is scalable and is suitable for printing larger panels as well. Hopefully if the new system can help reduce the cost of manufacturing OLED panels.