Samsung OLEDs go missing

Two Samsung TVs went missing en route to Berlin for the IFA 2012 Consumer Electronics Show

By - September 4, 2012
Samsung OLED

Two of Samsung Electronics’ advanced OLED television sets have gone missing while on their way to the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin, the company said on Tuesday.

The organic-light-emitting diodes (OLED) TVs disappeared between August 21 and 28, a company spokesman said, adding there was no threat to its presence at the show as there were more such sets at Samsung’s booth in Berlin.

An official complaint has been lodged with local police, a spokesman confirmed, but he added they didn’t know where the TVs went missing or even if it was in Germany.

Samsung declined to comment on whether it believed the disappearance could be a case of industrial espionage, or on potential financial damages it could suffer from the loss of the technology.

Media reports had said it may have been a theft aimed at stealing the advanced TV technology, whose loss could cost the firm billions of dollars.

OLED systems are widely touted successors to liquid crystal displays (LCDs). They are used in smartphones such as Samsung’s Galaxy Note because the displays are lighter, thinner and tougher than alternatives.

However, in larger applications such as TVs, they are currently too expensive for mass-market sale. At a rumored price tag of $10,000, the 55-inch models from Samsung and LG would be 10 times the price of an equivalent LCD TV.

Samsung’s OLED TV

Related articles

Samsung keeping a watchful eye over labour

Samsung crisis: from fast follower to leading innovator

Apple targets Galaxy S III and other devices

Apple not finished with Samsung yet

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – more technology images

Join the conversation

Connect with Us

androidappletwitterfacebookgoogleplusfeednewsletter

Poll

Which DStv package do you have?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

How IoT changes business value

Internet of Things IoT

The Internet of Things is not simply “the rise of the machines” – it’s an opportunity to improve the efficiency of your business

British police crack down on hackers

hacker cyber crime silhouette

British police have detained 57 suspects in a week-long crackdown on cyber crime, the government said on Friday

Full digital TV network online

Go digital

Sentech has switched on all its digital terrestrial television transmitters

Judgment reserved in open Parliament TV feed case

TV static

Judgment in an urgent interim application to enforce uninterrupted audio and a wide-angle shot of the parliamentary Chamber during disruptions was reserved

X

Newsletter Subscription


Name
Email *
Enter the following to confirm your subscription *
Captcha image


Free MyBroadband Newsletter
Subscribe
X
bool(true)