Who stole the OLED? Police raids Samsung Display offices looking for poached LG tech

Who stole the OLED? Police raids Samsung Display offices looking for poached LG tech
LG decided to answer allegations it poached Samsung Display employees, who leaked the secret sauce for making OLED panels to it, in the usual way, by filing a counterinvestigation of its own, accusing Samsung of the same thing.

Now Korean publications are reporting that the police raided Samsung Display's headquarters to look for further evidence proving LG's allegations, but LG said it hasn't authorized the raid.

Samsung's spokesperson Jun Eun Sun commented: "“We have no reason to steal other companies’ technology, as we have the world’s best OLED technology.” In any case, OLED is deemed the future of TV panels, on account of its deep blacks, vivid colors and other virtues, so there's bound to be some more competitive tussles between these two Korean electronics giants, ran like chaebols.

source: Bloomberg

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44 Comments

1. TheBitterTruth unregistered

LG is taking the revenge from the robber!

5. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

what samsung said is true, they have the best OLED technology ! there TVs are the best TVs for 7 consecutive years ! not to mention there AMOLED's on the Galaxy line is just fantastic !

39. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

Are you on crack? Samsung does not have the best tv technology. I am pretty sure you been brain washed by samsung's advertisement. True, they have the best marketing advertisement! XD

41. cdgm2509

Posts: 30; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I'd like to know where did you get that info.. because it just doesn't make any sense at all.. 7 years?? pffff

14. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Lol, have you seen the LG Note II with flip cover, G-Voice, G-Beam, multi-tasking and other direct rip-offfs? You haven't obviously.

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Sick of patent. Imagine if only one company is allow to make toaster, washing machine, cars, computer. What would the world be like??

26. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Because flip-covers, S-voice, S-beam, and multitasking are SOOOOOOO original...

30. MEeee

Posts: 440; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Voice Talk on S2 was released 6 months before Siri.

17. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Samsung is not as innocent as most fandroids think; Samsung is known in Korea for their unscrupulous business practices - this isn't the first time. Because of pure hatred for Apple everyone is thinking Samsung's the good guy.

21. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Die die!!samsung go to hell!!biggest copycat ever!!lgs display technology far better!!

40. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

I am with you!! die samsung!! go to hell with your copy cat strategy! or go to china with this kind of move by stealing other company's invention.

2. mandkeee

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 27, 2009

wow...finally.... samsung always copied from other companies ideas... even OLED as well...

13. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

...and lots of thumb down for you. Samsung stole flexible displays tech from Nokia as well, but this site might not be the best place to say things like that. Samsung fanboys are not much different from what ifans used to be and this site is filled with them. Not to mention the fact that PA is getting a lot of money from Samsung for making their products seem superior, same thing they used to do for iPhone a few years back. I'll advice you to visit Verge or GSMArena, and if you do, you'll realise how much better the users of these sites understand Samsung and their habit of stealing.

18. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

So true. Samsung has stolen a lot from various companies, modified it a bit and called it their own. Because of the hatred for Apple (Apple is also at fault for stupid patents like slide unlock - which was invalidated later), everyone thinks Samsung is innocent. NOT AT ALL.

20. procol

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

How could Samsung steal the flexible display tech when Nokia doesn't have corresponding tech regarding display/screen panel itself? Nokia just had the concept not the tech itself. Don't get confused between the tech to manufacture and the application of other's tech for product concept. If Nokia used Sony's flexible display prototype to demo the phone with flexible display, it's Nokia's tech? That can't be.

22. No_Nonsense unregistered

It was developed by Nokia and displayed at last years MWC, for future phones, Nokia's (and many other company's) displays are made by Samsung electronics, so they'd certainly give samsung a favor.

23. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

Here is a video demonstration of a Nokia's flexible OLED prototype from 2011 running pretty well :http://youtube.com/watch?v=a7BvBPQrZ6s And wouldnt you know, a little over a year passed and SS showed their first usable flexible OLEDs too (at CES 2013 to be exact)! I say usable because although SS had showed a few devices with flex screens in 2010, those were so thick that I wouldnt even call them prototypes and they were more like BENDED than bendable and Nokia would have already been working on that 'Kinetic' prototype by then, seeing as the interface is developed and all. Note the fact that Nokia's whole device is somewhat bendable whereas the displays Samsung demonstrated were some weird devices which had a black bottom part like a box (made of solid plastic, not bendable at all) and the flexible display protruding from that in a weird way. I'm not saying that Nokia will be the first to bring that in market, seeing as Samsung has huge factories of it's own, but as far as developement of technologies go, Nokia was first and better. SS then copied the market leader as always (in this case Nokia as well as Sony).

34. pkiran1996

Posts: 166; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

Samsung showed flexible AMOLED displays in 2010, idiot. YouTube it.

35. pkiran1996

Posts: 166; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

And in January 2011 showed extremely thin flexible AMOLED displays which you can clearly see being twisted and turned and bent by the person in the video.

36. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

Another ignorant/brainwashed asshole. First read my comment fully and then comment.

25. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Correction: samsung always copied "All things" from other companies idea.

3. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Now Samsung TV sales will increase :)

4. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

korean are killing each other hahahaha

6. xprimer

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

we have no reason to steal other companies' technology. lmao. . .

7. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

north korea vs south korea lol..

9. xprimer

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

becoz Nokor is s**t. . .

37. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

both are from south korea.

8. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

the same old story ....

10. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

Gold Star! Pathetic!How many years Samsung make Amoled displays? And stop copy Samsung galaxy series (Optimus G Pro-Note2. LG L series-Galaxy S2)

11. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

but wait in the picture it is said "Samsung OLED TV, World's first OLED TV" as far as i know the first OLED TV was produced by Sony. isn't it?

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