Samsung Display to Cease LCD Panel Production by End of 2020

South Korean panel maker Samsung Display, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. that develops and manufactures display panels, have announced this week their intention to cease LCD panel production by the end of 2020. The company runs two LCD production lines at factories in South Korea and two LCD-only factories in China.

This would would mark the departure of one of the key panel providers from LCD desktop monitors as well as from the LCD TV space. Samsung currently make a range of LCD panels for monitors, primarily based on their SVA (VA-type) and PLS (IPS-type) technologies. Many of which (e.g. 49″ ultrawide) are fairly niche segments at this time for them. Much of this article is focused on the TV market and there is not much clarity on what this might mean for the desktop monitor market at this time.

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