This Award lauds Samsung’s long-standing contribution to the industry in terms of technology development, and the high market share and revenue growth it has achieved over the past two years.
Steady market penetration in the display industry coupled with its launch of the first ever mass production Active Matrix OLED (AMOLED) panels has made Samsung SDI the market leader in the OLED industry.
Samsung SDI’s has the largest market share in the world OLED Display market, which includes both Passive Matrix OLEDs (PMOLEDs) and AMOLEDs. The company generated $100.2 million out of the total $475 million revenues in the world OLED market in 2006.
It has remained the world leader in cathode ray tube (CRT), plasma display panel (PDP) and mobile displays for some years now and its new endeavors in digital mobile business has given Samsung SDI the perfect platform to lead the OLED market. Furthermore, the company’s ability to generate economies of scale through vertical and horizontal integration has given it an edge over its competitors in the market place.
“Samsung SDI is among the select few companies to recognize the potential of OLEDs, and has been at the forefront of OLED technology innovations by leveraging its stronghold within the display industry,” notes Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Abhigyan Sengupta. “Its core competencies of technology innovation, state of the art high volume manufacturing, strong emphasis on R&D and optimized supply chain have helped consolidate its industry leading position in the market.”
The company has undertaken a number of R&D initiatives in the mobile displays segment and has been aggressively investing in R&D to advance AMOLED technology, realize cost saving and increase profitability. Currently, it holds more than 600 domestic patents, and more than 2800 international patents, making it the largest owner of AMOLED technology patents.
Its relationship with Samsung SSI, one of the largest electronic component and device manufacturers, has also given it a unique competitive advantage, the flexibility to get the maximum out of the two display technologies, thin film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) and AMOLEDs.
By having the first commercially viable mass production of AMOLED panels, Samsung SDI has the first mover advantage. The company presently has the capapbility to manufacture1.5 million two inch AMOLED panels per month and has targeted 5 million AMOLED panels per month by 2008. With mobile handsets being the initial market for AMOLEDs, Samsung SDIs partnership with leading world mobile manufacturers.
“Samsung SDI is positioning itself as a complete solution provider for AMOLED technology through OLEDMAX, a graphic engine for AMOLEDs, and OLEDUI, a power consumption saving and true color utilizing GUI soltuion,” says Sengupta. “Considering all of the above, it can be said that the company is well and truly poised to maintain its market leadership position in the OLED market, setting performance standards for the entire industry to follow.”
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About Samsung SDI
Over the past three decades Samsung SDI has famed for display specific company and now is reborn as a digital mobile company through successful digital display and next generation energy business.
Samsung SDI is leading the industry with advanced technology development and top quality products, expanding business of transparency for customers and shareholders.
Samsung SDI has been developing digital products of frontier level in the basis of world top display technology in the wide range from color Braun tube to leading flat display, PDP so called innovation of display, LCD and OLED the center of mobile display, and Lithium-ion Battery, the heart of mobile communication devices.
Also Samsung SDI (samsungsdi.com) is striving with endless efforts to build up the image of global company of trust and respect. It has introduced 'Sustainability Management' for the first time in Korea which is being the topic in the 21st century management.
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