SEOUL (Reuters) - Flat-screen maker LG Display said on Thursday it was in talks to provide 3D TV panels to Sony Corp, as it seeks to muster allies amid an intensifying feud over the 3D market with bigger rival Samsung.
Samsung Electronics and LG Group led by TV maker LG Electronics and screen maker LG Display have been embroiled in growing war of words this year since LG raised the stakes with a revamped 3D technology called film patterned retarder (FPR) to stake out a bigger claim in the 3D segment, which Samsung dominates with around 60 percent market share.
"We've explained FPR technology to our major customers. Sony is one of them and they are reviewing it," LG Display CEO Kwon Young-soo told reporters on Thursday.
The current 3D technology industry standard is shutter-glass (SG) type, used by producers including Samsung, Sony and Sharp. LG Electronics makes SG-type products but plans to migrate entirely to FPR technology from the third quarter.
SEOUL (Dow Jones)--LG Display Co. (034220.SE) said Thursday that Japan's Sony Corp.(6758.TO) is considering adopting the Korean flat panel maker's new display technology for producing three-dimensional televisions.