Panasonic plan to sell OLED business to Japan Display – Japan Display high resolution 4K2K LCD modules for tablets at SID-2014
Another bad news for the OLED market, Panasonic has decided to withdraw from the OLED business because the company cannot expect to raise profitability amid high production costs. This is very similar to Sony and Samsung , both companies has decide to deley or stop their OLED-Tv business. Panasonic and Sony stop their OLED-TV partnership in December 2013 . Panasonic plans to sale their OLED Display business to Japan Display, the deal can be ready in June 2014.Panasonic plans to focus on LCD-Television panels in Himeji, Hyogo plant in Japan. Panasonic also withdrew from producing OLED panels earlier this year, but at the CES-2014 Panasonic showcase a 4K 55 inch OLEDs with are bendable in both ways CES-2014. To produce the panels Panasonic uses their own print inkjet technology.Panasonic printing method means that the organic materials are applied to the substrate through a printing technique to form an electroluminescent (EL) layer. This process is very simple so the goal is to reduce costs and material to produce cost competitive large/curved panels. The RGB all-printing technology, allows for the separate application of the red, green, and blue materials by means of printing, and has developed the equipment and process technologies to apply the materials uniformly to a large substrate. By the way Sony want also sell most of its OLED business to Japan Display (Hitachi, Toshiba, Sony, Innovation Network of Japan).
I’m happy to announce a new product from OLED-Info, the OLED Microdisplay Market Report . This report provides a great introduction to OLED microdisplays, and covers everything you need to know about this market. This is a great guide if you’re considering to adopt OLED microdisplays in your product and if you want to understand this industry better. Reading this report, you’ll learn all about: Why OLED microdisplays are better than LCD or DLP ones The disadvantages of OLED microdisplays What kind of displays are available on the market today New technologies on the horizon The report package also provides: A list of all OLED microdisplays on the market A list of all OLED microdisplay makers Personal contact details into leading microdisplay makers A spreadsheet with all microdisplays for easy comparison Free updates for a year Read more about OLED-Info's OLED Microdisplay Market Report
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SmartKem organic semiconductor OTFTs for flexible AMOLED – At the SID2014 Smartkem demonstrate the potential of using organic semiconductors
SmartKem showcase its latest advances for organic semiconductor materials at the SID-2014 Display Week in San Diego. The Display Week starts 1st June and ends on 6th June. SmartKem plans to introduce the potential for the commercial use OSCs (organic semiconductor materials) in production of OTFTs for flexible AMOLED Displays. OTFTs = organic thin film transistor backplane. Dr. Julian Carter the technology manager at Smartkem will demonstrate that Smartkem formulated OSC materials offer their partner a solution-printable semiconductor that yields high mobilities and high performace levels of TFT uniformity. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, 4th June at 15.30 in Room5. In the presentation we will also learn a comparative study of the performance of SmartKem’s OSCs derived from a range of different source/drain electrode configurations. You will get also infos and insight into the demonstration of mobility corbino organic thin film transistor backplane with powerful switching ratios! THis can be achieved with no isolation step and suitable for use in flexible AMOLED displays. SmartKems P-Flex platform is one of the first technology for the commercial production of OTFT backplanes for flexible, bendable AMOLED Displays.
Engadget reports that samsung is developing a new virtual reality headset. Samsung’s headset (which will be similar to Oculus Rift’s headset , seen below) will sport an AMOLED display, and will only work paired with a next-gen Galaxy phone (probably the Note 4 ) and tablet (hopefully the upcoming AMOLED ones ). Engadget doesn’t have a lot of information – but according to them the OLED display will as good or better as the one used by Oculus . This isn’t surprising as it was always likely that Oculus are using SDC’s panels. In any case, Samsung is set to beat Oculus (and other players such as Sony) to the market and release this headset by the end of 2014. Read more about Samsung is developing an OLED VR headset, to be released by the end of 2014
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Apple plans to introduce a product with a flexible OLED DIsplay in the next few years, because on May 22, 2014, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that showcase their results on future flexible OLED displays. In this patent Apple showcase a new advantages for flexible AMOLED displays. THe copmany plan to implement bendable metal traces, the goal is that that kind of metal did not break. The future flexible OLED displays will be produced on plast substrat instead of glass substrat. The display is ready to be rolled to form a cylinder or bent into a non-planar shape. Apple has developed a technology which would allow flexible displays to use metal as conductive material! The secret formel is that the metal traces are bent to enhance their strength. Standard metal signal lines/traces are straight, if you fold a display with that technology the metal lines break. Apple suggest also that this kind of technology can be used for smartphone displays (iPhone7 ?
IGNIS Innovation announced today that they are going to collaborate with Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology ( CSOT ) to develop a 5.5″ HD AMOLED panel that will use Ignis’s MaxLife Lite driving scheme. The AMOLED panel will be produced by CSOT using an LTPS backplane. Ignis’s MaxLife Lite will enable high yields, low cost, low-power consumption, and long life time. CSOT hopes that Ignis’ technology will enable them to quickly ramp up production. Read more about Ignis and CSOT to co-develop 5.5" HD AMOLED panels on LTPS backplanes
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Pixelligent Technologies entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) with an aim to optimize the formulation for ORNL’s roll-to-roll process for OLED lighting devices. Pixelligent says that this agreement will allow them to further optimize materials and formulations to demonstrate improved performance and cost for OLED lighting roll-to-roll processes. This project also gives Pixelligent access to the state-of-the-art facilities and world class expertise at ORNL. Read more about Pixelligent and the ORNL to optimize materials for OLED lighting roll-to-roll processes
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A few weeks ago Japan’s Nikkei Asian Review posted an article saying that Samsung decided to scrap their plans for an OLED TV fab . According to Nikkei’s report, Samsung decided to setup a new facility to produce small and medium sized OLED panels . Today Korea’s Yonhap news posted an article saying that Samsung indeed decided to setup a new AMOLED fab. Samsung may increase its CapEX spending by 8.6% in 2014 (to $24.4 billion). The investment in the new OLED fab in Asan will be between $3 billion to $5 billion. Read more about Samsung to invest 3-5 billion USD on a new AMOLED fab
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In 2012 we posted about light-emitting electrochemical cells (LEC), a cheaper (but less efficient) flexible alternative to OLED lighting . Back then, three Universities (in Sweden and Denmark), involved with Polymer LEC (P-LEC) research, launched a company called LunaLEC to develop and commercialize the technology. Now LunaLEC unveiled a new technology that can be used to fabricate 3D LECs in air using spray-spintering. This fault-tolerant fabrication technique can produce multi colored large-area emission patterns via sequential deposition of different inks based on identical solvents. The technique can also be used to deposit LECs on complex-shaped surfaces – for example the fork you see above. This is done in-air without the use of cleanrooms. Read more about LunaLEC's new spray technology creates 3D LEC objects in air
We have had a survey running for a few weeks now. The question was whether you would spend €6.000 for a OLED TV? So far a total of 187 users have participated and voted as follows: NO (83%, 156 Votes) Yes (17%, 31 Votes) In the meantime the question should probably read if you would spend €4.500 for a 55” curved OLED TV. Because the prices have gone further down. You can purchase it with our partners for the unbeatable price of €4.500. All enquires please to office @ controlrooms.at . As the question continues to occupy us, we wanted to do a comparison between a curved LG 55EA9709 and a Direct LED LCD Panel with a narrow frame. This means that this LCD Panel is a lot better than your average LCD Panel with only an Edge LED Backlight.