Samsung Mobile Display to lend its LCD panels for Apple’s iPad 2?

Grace Robinson
15 February, 2011
View more articles fromthe author

Samsung Mobile Display is in the final stages of negotiation with Apple to supply its new generation of liquid crystal display panels for the upcoming iPad 2.

According to a report by Korea Herald citing industry sources, Samsung’s latest Super PLS technology is considered superior to the IPS technology employed by the current iPad and iPhone 4, with better viewing angles the primary advantage, observes 9to5 Mac:

‘The viewing angles provided by PLS are improved as the display actually shifts the shape of the individual pixels so they are displayed brighter and with better contrast from more angles. In addition to better viewing angles, the Super PLS display is also generally 10% brighter than the IPS technology’.

PLS  also costs 15% less to manufacture than IPS displays.

Samsung will likely supply Apple with NAND flash memory chips and mobile application processors in addition to Super PLS technology.  If rumours are true, the deal is set to make Samsung Apple’s largest supplier.

Representatives from Apple and Samsung declined to comment on the speculation.

Do you think Apple will purchase Samsung’s LCD display panels for iPad 2?  Leave your thoughts below.

Leave a Comment

Please keep your comments friendly on the topic.

Contact us