November 27, 2003 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG Electronics Sets Record with Announcement of 57-inch TFT-LCD Panel for HD-TVs

Seoul, Korea - November 27 , 2003: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world's largest provider of TFT-LCD display panels, today announced the development of the world's largest 57-inch TFT-LCD panel for HD-TVs.
The new panel was produced on Samsung's second 5 th generation line, line 6 ( 1,100 mmx 1,300 mm substrate), which started mass production in September 2003. Samsung continues to break new size records in the LCD industry. In August 2001, the company announced the world's first 40-inch panel, which was followed by a 46- panel in October 2002, and a 54-inch panel last December.
The new product is an outstanding performer with high, quality, full HDTV functionality: It has a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 600cd /m 2 brightness, maximum 8ms response time, 75 percent color reproduction, 4.75cm module thickness, and 1920 X 1080 resolution with 6.22 million pixels.
“Not only is the size, but the performance exceptional. Samsung introduced its improved PVA (ITO patterned vertical alignment) technology and advanced polarizer technology to achieve a 1000:1 contrast ratio which is a great enhancement over the common 400:1 and even the 800:1ratio of Samsung's preceding 54” TFT LCD panel.” said Executive Vice President Dr. Sang-Soo Kim, Chief of the LCD development team. “And with the low black luminance of below 0.5 nits the ability to show black detail makes objects more distinctly vivid in the dark background.”
Samsung now has the broadest range of TFT LCDs for LCD-TVs from15” to 57”. The company is already seeing robust increase in LCD-TV sales. LCD-TV panels account for 10 percent of the TFT LCD business in the third quarter sales result and are expected to grow further. The introduction of the 57” TFT LCD further differentiates Samsung's TFT LCD product line up as it enforces the full HD feature panel availability that enables next- generation high-resolution wall hanging TVs.
Already being the first notebook panel supplier, Samsung aims to become the top company in the monitor, LCD-TV, and mid & small size panels by 2005. The recent operation of line 6 and the planned establishment of the 7 th generation line in 2005 are expected to meet the explosive demands and thus realize the company's targets.

Technical Features

Resolution (no. of pixels)

1,920 x RGB x 1,080 (6,228,000 pixels)

Aspect ratio


HDTV resolution support

Max. 1,080 progressive scanning lines at 60fps

Pixel size

0.2175mm x 0.6525mm

Dot pitch

39 dpi

# of Colors

16.7 million

Contrast ratio

1000:1 or higher

Screen size

57inch (144cm) diagonal(1,252.8mm x 704.7mm)

Screen luminance

Max. 600 nits (cd /m2)

Black luminance

Below 0.5 nits (cd /m2)

Color saturation

75% of NTSC

Response Speed

Vertical: 170º, Horizontal: 170º

Power consumption

350W at maximum brightness

Module size

1,323mm wide x 765mm long

Module thickness




About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, and digital convergence technology. Samsung Electronics employs approximately 75,000 people in 89 offices in 47 countries and business performance for 2002 record 49.6billionUS$ in sales and 5.9billionUS$ in net income. Samsung Electronics is the world's leading company of advanced semiconductors, TFT-LCDs, CDMA mobile phones, monitors and VCRs. Samsung Electronics consists of four main business units: Device Solution Network, Digital Media Network, Telecommunication Network and Digital Appliance Network Businesses.
The Device Solution Network specializes in semiconductor s, TFT-LCD display s and data storage medium for industrial, mobile and advanced computing applications, offering a full line of key solutions of DRAMs, SRAMs, Display Driver ICs, Smart Card ICs, TFT-LCD panels and Flash memories. The Device Solution Network operates overseas sales subsidiaries and mass production facilities to maximize on hand customer support. For more information, visit our website at
Samsung Semiconductor Inc., a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., is located in San Jose, Calif. More information can be found at
Samsung Semiconductor Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., is headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany and London, UK with sales offices all over Europe. More information can be found at

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