Earlier this month we heard reports that Samsung Display is expected to make a final decision regarding a future OLED TV panel production facility investment. Today SDC confirms that it will proceed with projects for the development of large-sized OLED displays, although the company's focus remains on small-sized OLEDs.
According to Merck, Samsung will indeed return to the OLED TV market, and will do so by 2017. Samsung released their first OLED TV, the KN55S9C, back in June 2013. The TV was available worldwide for a short time for around $10,000, and then dropped to around $6,000 (and even lower) - but Samsung soon stopped production and never released another TV. In 2014 Samsung officials repeatedly said that Samsung will not resume OLED TV production until 2016 or 2017, which coincides with Merck's estimates.