Samsung to Shift Production to 49″

Samsung Display will shift its 48″ TV panel production to 49″ units, say Asian sources. The move will be an attempt to compete with LG Display and 50″ units from Taiwanese vendors. Production is expected to start this year, when demand from Chinese vendors – seeking to compete in the 50″ segment – increases. Samsung Electronics is also said to be eyeing the 50″ market, as 48″ popularity has fallen.