Coming only days after Samsung announced that its new spin-off arm Samsung Display was the world’s largest screen manufacturer, Japanese titans Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi have allied with government-backed INCJ (Innovation Network Corporation of Japan) as the major shareholder to form Japan Display.
The new display giant, which began operations on the iconic April 1st (no, no joke), has seven divisions that will cover various areas of interest, from mobile to automotive screens. The merger did cost 1,400 employees their jobs, but Japan Display will still support 6,200 others.
Hopefully we’ll see the fruits from the collaboration between these huge names before year’s end, but either way with Retina Display-like resolutions in ever more displays (perhaps most famously in the new iPad), touch responsiveness still improving, and OLED (like the LG OLED TV) finally on the horizon, there’s never been a more exciting time to be in the display business.
Speaking of OLED, we wonder what effect – if any – this merger will have on Sony’s Crystal LED tech…
Via The Verge