OLED Espionage

Yonhap News Agency:

A 46-year-old former researcher at SMD, whose name was withheld, is suspected of receiving 190 million won (US$168,544) from the competitor in exchange for secret data on the so-called “small mask scanning” technology involved in building active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) displays for large televisions.

If LG and Samsung successfully launch their respective 55-inch OLED TVs this year, 2012 will turn out to be the year when OLED made its mark as the next generation TV display technology. The stakes are high.