Sony’s Alpha A68 is an entry-level 24-mp APS-C digital camera, that sports a 0.39″ 800◊600 OLED EVF. The A68 features an ISO range of 100-25,600, Full-HD videos, a 2.7″ LCD display and a translucent mirror that enables Sony’s 4D Focus (79-point phase-detection AF). The A68 will ship by March 2018 for around $650 (body only).
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The Korean Government announced a set of measure to boost exports of promising export items – such as cosmetics and medicine and OLED panels and products. Korean OLED exporters will be exempt from tariffs on imported OLED manufacturing equipment, and will enjoy a 20% tax reduction on R&D investments in OLED technologies. Read more about The Korean Government to help boost OLED exports via tax benefits
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TV testing website HDTVTest, UK retailer Crampton and Moore and Leeds Trinity University teamed up to do a public TV shootout, pitching two new OLED TVs (Panasonic’s upcoming TX-65CZ950 and LG’s 65EF9500 ) against Panasonic’s TC-P60ZT60 plasma TV, which is considered the best plasma TV ever made. Panasonic TX-65CZ950 The three TVs were calibrated and then displayed the same scenes in front of 28 AV enthusiasts – who voted for the TV that delivered the best picture quality. After disqualifying two voting papers, only 3 voted for the plasma TV – the rest of the votes were split almost evenly between the Panasonic and the LG OLEDs. That represented a 88% vote in favor of OLED technology. Read more about A public shootout in the UK shows that OLED outperform the best plasma TV ever
We are glad to announce that over 4,000 people like our Facebook page ! Thanks to all our Facebook fans, we promise to continue sharing OLED news from around the world. Read more about OLED-info's Facebook page reaches 4,000 likes!
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Samsung Display decided to shut down its L5 Gen-5 LCD line in Cheonan. The company is now seeking buyers for the LCD production equipment. The L5 line was built in 2002 to make small and medium sized LCDs. Last year SDC closed down a Gen-4 LCD line in the same site (and sold the equipment to china’s Truly). It is becoming more and more difficult to profit from LCD production – especially using outdated production lines. Sources from the industry say that Samsung will convert the L5 production site to OLED production – and some even suggest that the new OLED line at the L5 site will be dedicated to make flexible OLEDs for Apple – to be used in future Watch and iPhone products . Read more about SDC shuts down a Gen-5 LCD line in Cheonan, to convert it to an OLED line?
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During the OLED World Summit, an analyst from UBI gave an interesting presentation, showing the company’s view of the current status of the OLED TV industry, and their OLED market forecasts for upcoming years. So first of all, we have LG and Samsung. LGD has obviously been successful in launching WOLED OLED TVs, and scaling up to mass production has been achieved. LG is also hopeful that solution processing will enable them to produce RGB-structured OLEDs efficiently. LG is collaborating with Merck and Espon on printing technologies. Read more about UBI explains their views of the OLED TV industry, gives bullish OLED market forecasts
Japan-based Stanley Electric developed an OLED tail light prototype, and demonstrated it at the Tokyo Motor show. The company aim to commercialize such a tail lamp by 2020. When the lamp is off, it is almost transparent it shows the chrome-plated reflective plate – the idea is that when it is not in use it looks similar to other chrome-plated vehicle parts. We do not know who provides the red OLEDs used in this prototype. Read more about Stanley Electric demonstrates an OLED tail light prototype
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Updates from LG Display – brighter OLED TVs next year, rollable and transparent gigantic wall displays in the future
Our friends from FlatPanelsHD visited LG Display in Korea, and came back with some interesting information regarding LG’s plans for the OLED TV market. First of all, LG is still developing its 0.97mm wallpaper-thin OLED TV with an aim to make it more durable – and also to figure out the cable issues. Currently LG is using an external box for all the connections – and LG considers using this design in future OLED TVs so the display itself can stay as thin as possible. The current plan is to release a 0.97 mm OLED TV commercially towards the end of 2016. Read more about Updates from LG Display – brighter OLED TVs next year, rollable and transparent gigantic wall displays in the future
eMagin reports their financial results for Q3 2015, updates on direct-emission displays and AR/VR efforts
eMagin , the† OLED microdisplay †maker, reported their financial results for Q3 2015. Revenues were $5.4 million – down from $7 million in Q2 2015 due to a decrease in both product sales and R&D contract revenue. Net loss was $2.2 million, and eMagin currently has $5.1 million in cash and equivalents. An eMagin OLED microdisplay eMagin decreased its revenue guidance for 2015 and now anticipates annual revenues of $24 million or above. A couple of months ago eMagin has entered into an agreement with Craig-Hallum Capital Group that will allow them to raise up to $4.5 million . Read more about eMagin reports their financial results for Q3 2015, updates on direct-emission displays and AR/VR efforts
In February 2015, Planar Systems unveiled a 55″ Full-HD transparent OLED prototype , and now the company launched this display as a commercial product branded as the Planar LookThru display. Planar is now accepting pre-orders for these displays, with mass production beginning in February 2016. The standard model pricing starts at $14,995. Read more about Planar launches the 55" FHD LookThru transparent OLED display for $14,995
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Planar launches the 55" FHD LookThru transparent OLED display for $14,995