|-||We plan to establish an 8th generation amorphous TFT-LCD panel production line (glass substrate size: approximately 2,200mm×2,500mm), in addition to the current 7th generation amorphous TFT-LCD panel production line, at S-LCD (Tangjeong, ChungCheongNam-Do, Korea).|
|-||We plan to invest approximately $1.9 billion* (1.8 trillion Won, approximately 200 billion JPY) with each company providing half. Actual production is targeted to start in fall 2007 with a production capacity of 50,000 panels per month.
*The investment amount does not include the cost of the building and land.
The number of LCD panels obtained from one glass substrate:
-For 7th generation (1,870mm×2,200mm)
6 panels for 46 inch TV, 8 panels for 40 inch TV, 12 panels for 32 inch TV
-For 8th generation (approx. 2,200mm×2,500mm)
6 panels for 50 inch class TV, 8 panels for 46 inch TV
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