In June 2014, Japan’s Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL), in collaboration with Nokia, unveiled new foldable OLED display prototypes – 5.9″ 1280×720 (249 PPI) ones, which can be folded in two or in three (these were two different prototypes). Last month in Japan SEL unveiled new prototypes. The new panels are bigger at 8.7″ and offer a higher resolution (1920×1080, 254 PPI). The new panels are also touch-enabled. And they are still tri-folded like the ones shown in June. Read more about SEL shows a 8.7" FHD touch tri-folded AMOLED prototype
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Taiwan’s PMOLED maker WiseChip Semiconductors is entering the OLED lighting market. The company licensed technology developed at Taiwan’s National Tsing-Hua University. WiseChip’s new technology enables OLED lighting panels that emit light akin to candle light – with a high CRI (93) and a vision-friendly 1,914K. WiseChip aims to start OLED lighting mass production towards the end of 2014 or in early 2015. They say that these OLEDs do not emit high Kelvin blue light which is hazardous to eyes and also carcinogenic. Read more about WiseChip enters the OLED lighting market
WiseChip enters the OLED lighting market
Fitbit’s Charge is a fitness tracker and sleep tracker that also connects to your phone to show caller-ID. The Charge uses a small monochrome (white) PMOLED display ( made by WiseChip ). The Charge HR is similar to the Charge but with a heart-rate monitor. The Charge is now available for $130. The Charge HR will launch in early 2015 for $150.
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New OLED gadget: Fitbit Charge
Samsung announced two new mid-range phones aimed towards the youth market, both with Super AMOLED displays. First up we have the Galaxy A5 , which Samsung says is their slimmest phone ever at 6.7 mm. The A5 sports a 5″ 720p Super AMOLED display, 13mp camera, 5mp front camera for selfie shots, 1.2Ghz CPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage memory and a 2,300 mAh battery. As in several of Samsung’s latest smartphones, it uses a stylish metal body. The second phone is the Galaxy A3 , the A5’s smaller sibling – with a 4.5″ qHD (960×540) display. It looks pretty similar, but it’s actually thicker at 6.9 mm. The specifications are a little below the A5: a 8mp camera (same 5mp front camera), 1,900 mAh battery, 1.2Ghz quadcore CPU, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage memory. Read more about Samsung launches two new mid-range smartphones (the A3 and A5) with AMOLED displays
Last month LG cut the price of their 55″ FHD OLED TVs in Korea, and the company now released the first OLED sales figures ever, saying that they sold over a thousand units in October. LG also said that sales of OLED TV increased twenty-fold compared to 2013. This still does not tell us much of course. Two months ago, it was already reported that LG sells more OLED TVs each month than it did in the whole of 2013 . In addition, the Korean market is important for LG of course, but it’s not LG’s largest market (which currently seems to be China, at least for UHD OLED TVs ). Read more about LG sold more than a 1,000 OLED TVs in Korea in October, sales rise 20X compared to last year
SEL Semiconductor Energy Laboratory R&D developed an AMOLED with a very high resolution of 1,058ppi. SEL showcase this new hig ppi Panel at the DIsplay Innovation 2014 event Yokohama City Japan. The idea is to use that high resolution OLED Display in a viewfinder. The company showcase this in a demo at this event. More details about the Display, this panel has 2.8 inch with 2560×1440 PIXELs . Semiconductor Energy Laboratory are use a c-axis aligned oxide semiconductor for the backplane. Its gate driver is formed on a substrate, and its source driver is realized by COF (chip on film). What do you think about the pixel size? It measures only 24 x 24Î¼m, with a aperture ratio of 30%.
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2.8-inch 1058ppi OLED Panel from SEL – SEL showcased a OLED with 2560×1440 Pixels
Japan Display 5.2-inch flexible OLED display – Display Innovation 2014 flexible SHEET OLED Full HD AMOLED from JAPAN DIsplay
Japan Display is proud to showcase a 5.2 inch flexible AMOLED Display at the FPD-International 2014 Display Innovation Event. This flexible OLED prototype is the first from Japan Display with a amazing thickness of 0.05mm! The panel is made with WRGB method with PI substrate and has a Full HD resolution with 423ppi. The thickness can be reached with TFE thin film encapsulation. This is a brand new panel, for a year the company introduced a 5.2 inch FHD OLED Panel with glass substrate. Some official from JDI R&D said that the mass production of this kind of panel is not decided yet. At Ishikawa JDI develops small and mid range AMOLED Displays for mobile devices. JDI called this display “Sheet OLED” and it can be curved but its not flexible/bendable. The panel is a results from the subsidies from Japans NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology development Organization). You remember that Japan Display, INCJ and Panasonic founded a new OLED focused company named JOLED . This company start in January 2015 and the plan is to control every OLED developments.
3-fold Touch-sensitive 8.7 inch OLED Display from SEL – Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL) Co foldable AMOLED
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL) Co Ltd showcasedÂ an three foldable Â OLED display Â at Display Innovation 2014, a trade show that runs from Oct 29 to 31, 2014, in Yokohama City, Japan. At the SID-2014 SEL and Nokia introduced a 5.9 inch three foldable AMOLED DIsplay, now SEL is ready to introduce a larger display with added touch panel function. SEL is proud to introduce a 8.7 inch foldable OLED DIsplay with a 1080×1920 pixel resolution with 254ppi. The first version which SEL showcased at SID-2014 has aÂ 1,280 x 720 pixel resolution by 249ppi. The company use a c-axis aligned oxide semiconductor for the backplane. The gate driver is formed on a substrate, and its source driver is realized by COF (chip on film). The thickness mass and aperture ratio of the display are 100Î¼m or less, 6g and 46%, respectively. The color display is realized by combining a color filter and white OLEDs having a tandem structure. SEL use a top emission type and a capacitive touch panel for the first time. Source The display is made by forming a release layer, sealing layer and color filter layer in this order on a glass substrate
A little over a month since Samsung announced their latest smart watch, the Gear S , they now announced that it will arrive in the US on November 7th. The gear S will be offered on AT&T, Sprint, T-mobile, Verizon, Best Buy and other stores. AT&T will sell it for $200 (with a two-year contract). The watch will cost $350 on T-Mobile and $384 on Sprint. The Gear S has a flexible (curved) 2″ 360×480 (300 PPI) plastic-based Super AMOLED display and it includes a 3G chip so it doesn’t have to be paired with a smartphone. Other features include Tizen OS, seven sensors (accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, heart rate, ambient light, UV and barometer) and a 300 mAh battery that should last for two days. Read more about Samsung's flexible-OLED Gear S to arrive in the US on November 7th
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Earlier this month eMagin announced three new R&D project wins , worth a total of $6.8 million. The company now gave some more details on those projects. The bulk of that money ($6.45 million) will go to several projects that all have an aim to develop and produce ultra-high resolution, high brightness, high contrast, full color OLED microdisplays at a low unit cost. The projects will be executed over the next 30 months, and upon the completion eMagin will be able to produce full-color high resolution (higher than 1920×1200) OLED microdisplays with a brightness in excess of 10,000 cd/m 2 and with a contrast of at least 10,000:1. Those displays will be based on new highly improved backplane technology that will be developed as part of the program. The backplane will enable a 30% reduction in power consumption compared to the existing backplane used in eMagin’s microdisplays. Read more about eMagin gives more details on their high-brightness OLED microdisplay development project