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Appeared on: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Samsung To Make OLED Panels For Google Glass: report

Google will reportedly use Samsung Display's organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology in its upcoming Google Glasswearable computer, accordig to a report from S. Korea.

"Sources" told the Korea Times that Google's top management has recently approved a business proposal by Samsung Display to use its OLED screens for Google Glass.

"Samsung will supply its high-end OLED screens for Google Glass. This is a really big thing because its means that Google shares confidential data with Samsung on its futuristic projects," an executive at one of Samsung Display's local parts suppliers told the Korean paper.

Google Glass is set to be launched later this year at the earliest.

"Google treats Samsung as a very serious business partner as the latter has proven its capability in its parts-related businesses. The decision will help Samsung further boost its OLED business," said an official at another partner company.

"OLED on silicon may be used for glasses-type, augmented-reality devices much like the Google Glass," said Samsung Display CEO Kim Ki-nam in a Thursday key note speech during the Society for Information Display (SID) forum in Canada.


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