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April 19, 2005 in Social Responsibility News

S-LCD Begins Shipment Of 7th Generation TFT LCD Panels For LCD TVs

TANGJ EO NG , South Korea , April 19, 2005 – S-LCD Corporation (hereafter S-LCD) today began shipment of mass production Generation 7 amorphous TFT LCD modules to its parent companies, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (hereafter Samsung) and Sony Corporation (hereafter Sony).

S-LCD was established on April 26 th 2004 by an equal joint investment * by Samsung and Sony dedicated to the manufacturing of amorphous TFT LCD panels for LCD TVs targeting mass production to begin in the first half of 2005.
S-LCD started the production of the world's largest generation 7 th glass substrate and shipped LCD panels with integration of peripheral devices such as back-light and driving circuitry to both parent companies according to their individual specification requests.
“ I am proud to announce today that t he cooperation between Samsung and Sony has realized the mass production of the most advanced 7 th generation amorphous TFT LCD in the world. Facing the fast-growing LCD TV market, the most advanced LCD panels produced by S-LCD will become the new benchmark in the industry in terms of performance, quality and cost,” said Won-Kie Chang, President and CEO of S-LCD. “By delivering the highly competitive panels, S-LCD can further strengthen both company's leading position in the display industry,” he added.

Outline of S-LCD Corporation

Company Name

S-LCD Corporation

Date of Establishment

April 26th, 2004


2.1 Trillion Korean Won

(Samsung Electronics: 50% plus 1 share, Sony: 50% minus 1 share*)


President and CEO Won-Kie Chang

CFO Keiji Nakazawa


Tangjeong, Asan-City, ChungCheongNam-Do, Korea


Amorphous TFT LCD display panel

Main Facility

LCD panel building, 4 Floors (total floor area= 320,661 m2)

Module building, 4 Floors (total floor area= 152,066 m2)

Production Capacity

60,000 panels/month

7th generation (glass panel size: 1,870mm×2,200mm*)

One Generation 7 glass substrate (1870 × 2200mm) provides multiple panels depending upon the panel size. Possible configurations include.

• 18 panels: 26-inch;

• 12 panels: 32-inch;

• 8 panels: 40-inch;

• 6 panels: 46-inch (for use in wide screen LCD TVs)

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