S-LCD Corporation (Hangul: 에스 엘시디, Japanese: エス・エルシーディー) is a South Korean manufacturer of amorphous TFT LCD panels, owned by Samsung Electronics.

S-LCD Corporation
Subsidiary of Samsung Electronics
FoundedApril 26, 2004
HeadquartersFlag of South Korea.svg Tangjeong, Asan-City, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea
Key people
Won-Kie Chang: President
ProductsAmorphous TFT LCD panels
Total assets2.1 Trillion Kor= 60,000 panels/month, 7th generation (glass panel size: 1,870 mm x 2,200 mm)
ParentSamsung Electronics
Websitewww.samsungdisplay.com/ Edit this on Wikidata

The company was established in April 2004 in Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea as a joint venture between Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd (51% share) and Sony Corporation (49% share).

S-LCD, as of April 25, 2008, operated with a monthly production capacity of 100,000 seventh-generation amorphous silicon (a-Si) panels and 50,000 eighth-generation panels based on PVA technology,[1] which are integrated into both Samsung Electronics and Sony LCD televisions. S-LCD originally had production facilities in both Japan and South Korea. Due to rising costs and an increasing demand from the Latin American market, S-LCD opened production facilities in Baja California, Mexico, where both Samsung and Bravia have large LCD production facilities.[citation needed]

On December 26, 2011, Samsung Electronics announced that it will acquire all of Sony's shares. On January 19, 2012, Sony sold to Samsung all of its shares of S-LCD for 1.07 trillion Korean won (72 billion Japanese yen) in cash.[2]

SLCD, S-LCD or Super LCD is also generally used term for an evolution of TN based TFT-LCD technology (e.g. iPhone 3GS uses S-LCD from LG Display)


  • 2003: Samsung Electronics sign agreement for the establishment of a joint venture for seventh-generation amorphous TFT LCD panel production.
  • 2004: S-LCD Corporation established.
  • April 2005: S-LCD begins shipment of seventh-generation TFT LCD panels for LCD TVs.[3]
  • August 2007: S-LCD begins shipment of eighth-generation TFT LCD panels for LCD TVs.[1]
  • 2008: Sony and Samsung announce that due to increased demand, a second eighth-generation production line will operate in the S-LCD factory in the second quarter of 2009.[1] S-LCD may be headed by Samsung alone as Sony has announced a joint venture with Sharp Corporation, in order to compete effectively with Samsung, a task made difficult by their current collaboration.[4]
  • December 2011: The company's partners announce that Samsung will acquire Sony's entire stake in the joint venture, making S-LCD Corporation a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c Samsung and Sony Agreed on Establishing Additional 8th Generation Line at S-LCD
  2. ^ Form 20-F/A for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, page F-30, Sony Corporation
  3. ^ "Shipment of mass production Generation 7 amorphous TFT LCD modules". Sony. Retrieved 2016-07-16.
  4. ^ Takuya Otani (April 2008). "Sony, Sharp Form JV for 10th-Gen LCD Fab". Nikkei Electronics Asia. Retrieved 2009-05-08.
  5. ^ "Samsung buys Sony's entire stake in LCD joint venture". BBC News Business. December 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-26.

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