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June 02, 2009

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S-LCD commences operation of Second 8th Generation Line

S-LCD Corporation

- Second 8th Generation Line (hereafter, 8-2 line) was established as a result of the investment of KRW 1.8 trillion, which was announced in 2008.
- Its production capacity is 70,000 sheets per month.
(Glass substrate size: 2,200X2,500 mm)
- By realizing its full operation of the 8-2 line, S-LCD is expected to be a stable and efficient supplier to TV set-makers including Samsung and Sony of large screen LCD panels.

(Seoul Korea, June 2 2009) S-LCD Corporation (hereafter, S-LCD), a joint venture company between Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (hereafter, Samsung) and Sony Corporation (hereafter, Sony), began a mass-production at 8-2 line.

To mark first shipment of mass-production at 8-2 line, S-LCD held a ceremony in Tangjeong Crystal Valley, Asan-City, Chungcheongnam-do.

The ceremony was attended by approximately 300 guests including Howard Stringer, Chairman, CEO and President of Sony, Hiroshi Yoshioka, Executive Deputy President of Sony, Yoon-Woo Lee, Vice Chairman of Samsung Electronics, Jay Y. Lee Senior Vice President of Samsung Electronics, Won-Kie Chang, CEO of S-LCD, and Jun Onodera, CFO of S-LCD.
S-LCD made an investment, which was announced in 2008, of KRW 1.8 trillion in 8-2 line of S-LCD, a production line for LCD TV panels. (Glass substrates size: 2,200 x 2,500 mm) From this new line, 32/46/52-inch panels will be mainly produced, to be provided to TV set-makers including Samsung and Sony. S-LCD will strengthen the leading position as a LCD TV panel supplier with a stable supply of LCD TV panels in various sizes.

Based on know-how gained from stable operation of 7-1 line and 8-1 line, S-LCD plans to ramp up monthly production capacity up to 70,000 sheets by year-end.

"We'll make all-out efforts to enable Samsung and Sony to overcome current economic crisis and continue to strengthen leadership in the LCD TV market," said Won-Kie Chang, CEO of S-LCD. "Building on the success made at 7-1 line and 8-1 line of S-LCD, we'll continue to produce great achievement at 8-2 line."

S-LCD was established as a joint venture company between Samsung and Sony in 2004, and successfully started operation of 7-1 line in 2005 and 8-1 line in 2007.

By realizing its full operation of the 8-2 line, together with the current 8-1 and 7-1 lines, S-LCD is expected to be a stable and efficient supplier to TV set-makers including Samsung and Sony of large screen LCD panels.

History of S-LCD production lines

- April 2004:   S-LCD Established
- April 2005:    Began mass-production at 7-1 line
- July 2006:   Signed an agreement for 8-1 line
- August 2007:    Began mass-production at 8-1 line
- April 2008:   Signed an investment agreement for 8-2 line
- June 2009:   Began mass-production at 8-2 line
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