S-LCD Corporation (hereafter, S-LCD), a joint venture company between Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (hereafter, Samsung) and Sony Corporation (hereafter, Sony), began a mass-production at 8-2 line.
To mark first shipment of mass-production at 8-2 line, S-LCD held a ceremony in Tangjeong Crystal Valley, Asan-City, Chungcheongnam-do.
The ceremony was attended by approximately 300 guests including Howard Stringer, Chairman, CEO and President of Sony, Hiroshi Yoshioka, Executive Deputy President of Sony, Yoon-Woo Lee, Vice Chairman of Samsung Electronics, Jay Y. Lee Senior Vice President of Samsung Electronics, Won-Kie Chang, CEO of S-LCD, and Jun Onodera, CFO of S-LCD.
S-LCD made an investment, which was announced in 2008, of KRW 1.8 trillion in 8-2 line of S-LCD, a production line for LCD TV panels. (Glass substrates size: 2,200~2,500 mm) From this new line, 32/46/52-inch panels will be mainly produced, to be provided to TV set-makers including Samsung and Sony. S-LCD will strengthen the leading position as a LCD TV panel supplier with a stable supply of LCD TV panels in various sizes.
Based on know-how gained from stable operation of 7-1 line and 8-1 line, S-LCD plans to ramp up monthly production capacity up to 70,000 sheets by year-end.
“We’ll make all-out efforts to enable Samsung and Sony to overcome current economic crisis and continue to strengthen leadership in the LCD TV market,” said Won-Kie Chang, CEO of S-LCD. “Building on the success made at 7-1 line and 8-1 line of S-LCD, we’ll continue to produce great achievement at 8-2 line.”
S-LCD was established as a joint venture company between Samsung and Sony in 2004, and successfully started operation of 7-1 line in 2005 and 8-1 line in 2007.
By realizing its full operation of the 8-2 line, together with the current 8-1 and 7-1 lines, S-LCD is expected to be a stable and efficient supplier to TV set-makers including Samsung and Sony of large screen LCD panels.
History of S-LCD production lines
|April 2004||S-LCD Established|
|April 2005||Began mass-production at 7-1 line|
|July 2006||Signed an agreement for 8-1 line|
|August 2007||Began mass-production at 8-1 line|
|April 2008||Signed an investment agreement for 8-2 line|
|June 2009||Began mass-production at 8-2 line|