Sony to Go Organic With Smaller, Thinner TVs
The Sony Corp. plans to utilize organic electroluminescent (OEL) technology in flat-panel televisions for release later this year in Japan, the news agency XFN-ASIA reported Thursday.
The technology will be used in 11-inch screens at first, but eventually be adapted to big screen models, a Sony spokesperson told the Associated Press later in the day. The screen is thinner than those of other flat-panel TVs because the technology does not require backlighting.
Sony has not announced details about availability in the U.S., or about pricing. The project would mark the first time OEL technology is being used in development of a television, although it is already in use with mobile phones, cameras and other handheld devices.