The US DoE announced it selected nine new SSL projects which will receive $10.5 million in funding (including the cost-share contribution, the a total of $13.7). Four of these one- to two-years projects are OLED projects (the rest are related to LEDs). The DoE did not disclose the exact amount given to each project. OLEDWorks ‘ project is titled “High-Performance OLED Panel and Luminaire”. The company will develop low-cost OLED electrode structure and panel light extraction technologies. Using a system approach to determine the best component combination, OLEDWorks hopes to develop and integrate the cost effective manufacturing technologies necessary to achieve the DoE’s performance and cost targets, demonstrated on a large scale. Read more about The DoE funds four new OLED lighting development projects
Huawei launched their TalkBand B1 smart wearable device in February, made it available in China, but now it’s finally coming to Europe too – Amazon.co.uk lists it for £99 and says it will ship on June 30 . Hopefully it will launch in the US soon. The TalkBand has a curved (flexible) 1.4″ 128×16 PMOLED display, made by Futaba . This is Futaba’s film OLED, and it’s the first device to actually adopt these panels. It’s great to finally see flexible PMOLEDs on the market. TDK Micro ( bought by Futaba ) has been showing flexible PMOLEDs since 2010 , and it took them almost four years to actually bring those to market. Read more about Huawei's Talkband to launch in the UK on June 30 for £99
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So there we have it – Samsung is finally putting AMOLEDs back in tablets. The Korean giant unveiled their two new tablets yesterday, both called Samsung Galaxy Tab S – one with a 8.4″ display and the second with a larger 10.5″ display . Both Super AMOLED displays offer the same resolution – WQXGA (2560×1600), which means 287 PPI for the 8.4″ tablet and 359 for the 10.5″ one . Both the Tab S 8.4 and the Tab S 10.5 have the same hardware and software specification: Android 4.4, a 1.9 Ghz Octa-Core CPU (2.3Ghz quad-core in some markets), 8MP camera, 3GB of RAM and 16/32 GB storage and a micro SD slot. Both tablets are only 6.6 mm thick, and the 8.4 has a 4,900 mAh battery while the 10.5 one has a larger 7,900 mAh battery. Read more about Samsung launches 8.4" and 10.5" Super AMOLED Galaxy Tab S tablets
There’s an interesting article posted in Korea’s eDaily News, quoting an LGD senior official – saying that LGD plans to produce over 5 million OLED TVs in 2015 (in fact they hope to sell between 5 and 6 million). LGD makes around 50 to 60 million TV panels (mostly LCDs of course) – and they want OLED panels to account to around 10% of all TV panels shipped. LGD does not expect LG Electronics to sell all those OLED TVs – they are confident and Chinese makers (and perhaps Japanese makers as well) will help them sell that large number of panels. Both Skyworth and Changhong are already offering OLED TVs that use LGD OLED panels. And it is reported that both Sony and Panasonic are in talks with LGD for OLED panel supply . Read more about LGD sees more than 5 million OLED TV panels produced in 2015
A few hours ago I posted about a report from SamMobile , saying that the Galaxy Note 4 will sport a QHD AMOLED display. I promised that we’re gonna see more rumors regarding this phone, but I didn’t think it was so quick. Samsung Galaxy Round The Korea Times reports that Samsung will unveil their new Phablet at the IFA 2014 conference (September 5). They will actual show two Note 4 variants – one with a regular display, and another with a curved one. Read more about Samsung to release two Note 4 models, one with a curved display?
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eMagin Ultra-High Brightness DPD Color OLED Microdisplay – New OLED microdisplay features improved brightness and power efficiency
eMagin is ready to showcase the first ever full color ultra-high brightness DPD brand OLED microdisplay. This new microdisplay features 30 times more brighness, while providing 5 times better power efficiency. The power consumption is one of the key advantage between OLED microdisplay versus an LCD or LCOS product. eMagin demonstrations of OLED-ULT displays are currently for customers which are interested in ultra high brightness microdisplays for head mounted displays, smart glasses (google glas), and commercial augmented reality applications. OLED-ULT Active Matrix Displays suggest crisp, high contrast imagery via True BlackTm pixel technology. Another advantages of this display is that the temperature of the display is very low. Standard OLED Displays has a higher color shift with angle than eMagins OLED-ULT Display.
eMagin demonstrate an ultra-high brightness full-color direct-patterned (DPD) OLED microdisplay. The so called OLED-ULT is 30 times brighter than the company’s current largest-selling display, and it’s 5 times more power efficient. eMagin says they are already shipping demonstrators to key customers – for applications such as aviation head mounted displays, smart glasses, and commercial augmented reality applications. It will probably take a while for the company to actually commercialize those displays. eMagin is developing DPD panels since 2012 at least – it’s not an easy process. Currently all OLED microdisplays on the market use color-filters on top of white OLED subpixels, and a direct-patterned microdisplay is much more efficient. The Fraunhofer COMEDD is also developing DPD OLEDs . Read more about eMagin demonstrates a direct-emission OLED microdisplay prototype
Nippon Electric Glass and Saint-Gobain establish a new Japanese company to develop and make OLED lighting glass substrates
Nippon Electric Glass and Saint-Gobain established a new company called OLED Materials Solutions to develop, manufacture and market glass substrates with internal extraction layers for OLED Lighting panels. NEG already developed several glass substrates for OLED lighting. The company is currently sampling their new HX-1 glass which is a high refractive index glass. Read more about Nippon Electric Glass and Saint-Gobain establish a new Japanese company to develop and make OLED lighting glass substrates
SamMobile says they got some exclusive info on the upcoming Galaxy Note 4. The display will be an AMOLED panel – with a QHD (2560×1440) resolution. They do not know the display size. The rest of the spec, according to SamMobile, is a Sony 16MP camera module, and the same 2 mp front camera like in the GS5 . Galaxy Note 3 The Note 3 , released in September 2013, has a 5.7″ Full-HD Super AMOLED display (386 PPI, PenTile ), a 2.3 Quad-Core CPU (or a 1.9Ghz octa-core in some markets), 3 GB of RAM, 32/64GB of storage and a a 13 MP camera. It’s likely that Note 4 will have a similarly sized (or a bit larger) display. Read more about SamMobile: The Galaxy Note 4 will sport a QHD (2560×1440) AMOLED display
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Shanghai EverDisplay and Shanghai Tianma, alongside Shanghai University and more parties formed a new OLED industry alliance. It’s not clear what the alliance’s charter is, but apparently the Jinshan district in Shanghai aims to become an OLED production hub. Everdisplay plans to start mass producing AMOLED panels towards the end of 2014 . Everdisplay is building a 4.5-Gen AMOLED fab with a monthly capacity of 15,000 substrates. The company aims to be the first AMOLED maker in China. Read more about A new OLED industry alliance formed in Shanghai
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A new OLED industry alliance formed in Shanghai