The German and the South Korean police are now probing in to the disappearance of two next generation Samsung TVs which were on the route to Berlin. Samsung on September 4, 2012 said that they suspect of commercial espionage.
The South Korean company in a statement said that two organic light emitting diode OLED sets were lost during the delivery to Berlin for the August 31 to September 5, 2012 trade fair. An investigation is being conducted on the request of Samsung by the Korean and the German authorities.
The state of art TV have not been officially launched in the market and were supposed to be unveiled at the trade fair in Berlin. Sources from the company have said that since the TVs are based on such a cutting edge technology owned by only a few firms the possibility of theft cannot be ruled out at the moment.
The world’s top TV maker Samsung has promoted OLED as the next generation technology which will help drive the future of the global TV industry. Samsung which is in competition with LG, is planning to start selling OLED TVs by the end of 2012, while Japan Sony and Panasonic have teamed up to jointly develop similar sets.