Samsung SDI announced that it is buying Samsung’s Cheil Industries for $3.3 billion in stock. SDI hopes that the merger will expand the reach of its lithium-ion battery business through the chemical and materials supply chain of Cheil. Cheil Industries is involved with OLED materials, and in August 2013, Cheil Industries (together with Samsung Electronics) acquired Novaled for €260 million . According to Analysts, this merger will also create synergies in the OLED market for automobiles. Now SDI may use Cheil’s OLED business to target materials for OLED lighting and displays in automobiles. Read more about Samsung SDI buys Samsung's Cheil Industries for $3.3 Billion
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DisplayMate: the GS5 display is the best mobile display ever, outperforming all previous OLED and LCD panels
Last month Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5 with its 5.1″ FHD (432 PPI) Super AMOLED display. The phone is set to launch globally on April 11th, but my friend Raymond Soneira from DisplayMate received a GS5 from Samsung to test the display. And his conclusions? The GS5′s display is a major improvement over the GS4 display. In fact, the GS5′s AMOLED is the best mobile display ever tested at DisplayMate , outperforming all other OLED and LCD displays. But just how is the display better than the 5″ Full-HD one on the GS4 and every other mobile display on the market? DisplayMate says that the new display is features the highest brightness, the lowest reflectance, the highest color accuracy, the highest contrast rating in ambient light and the smallest brightness variation with viewing angle. That’s quite impressive! Read more about DisplayMate: the GS5 display is the best mobile display ever, outperforming all previous OLED and LCD panels
Galaxy S5 AMOLED Display tested in the lab – Galaxy S5 is the Best performing Smartphone display that Displaymate ever tested
If you think Samsung Display use the same AMOLED Display with Diamond pixel matrix like the S4 just a bit bigger. NO YOU ARE WRONG! The Galaxys S5 OLED from Samsung Display was tested on a extensive lab tests and measurments. And the conclusion is that this OLED is the best smartphone display the lab ever tested. Why? The Display has improved the brigthness, lowest reflectance, Highest color Accuraacy, Infinite contrast ratio, smallest brigthness variation with Viewieng Angle, Highest Contrast rating in Ambient light! The S5 has a Full HD resolution 1920×1080 Pixel resolution like the Galaxy S4. Our industry insider thinks that later this year we will see a Galaxy S5 Premium/Prime with 2.5K 2560×1440 pixels. But resolution is one thing, there are many other things that are very important for a perfect display! So Samsung Display decide to improve not the resolution but the korean company improved many other important things. Improved Brightness The result of the brightness are really amazing, the S5 are more than 22 percent brighter than the Galaxy S4 OLED and 13 percent more than the Galaxy Note 3. The display provide 400 cd/m² which is higher than most LCDs.
The headset includes a Full-HD OLED display, HDMI input and 11 sensors (including 2 cameras and 3 gyros). It supports the Unreal, Unity, Havok and CryEngine engines, and can be used with a PC, A PS3/PS4 and Xbox One & 360. TPG did not reveal when they expect to release the headset, and at what price.
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New OLED gadget: True Player Gear VR HMD
Researchers from Kyushu University (led by Chihaya Adachi) developed a highly efficient blue OLED TADF (Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence) emitter that achieves almost 20% external quantum efficiency – similar to the best blue phosphorescent emitters. TADF OLEDs are free from the heavy metals used in phosphorescent emitters and so they could be cheaper and better for the environment. The main problem with blue phosphorescent OLEDs is the short lifetime which still makes it impossible to use them in commercial applications. The new TADF blue OLEDs has about the same lifetime as the blue PHOLEDs, but researchers are hopeful that it will be easier to improve the lifetime of the TADF emitters. Read more about New blue TADF OLED emitters are as efficient as the best blue PHOLEDs
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Yesterday Philips officially announced their latest OLED panel, the Lumiblade Brite FL300 . Today German design studio design studio Emdedesign (owned by Thomas Emde) announced a new OLED brand called OMLED that use Philips’ upcoming panels. OMLED launched a wide range of OLED luminaries, all using Philips’ new FL300 panels. OMLED launched dozens of lamps in four categories: Pendant lights, floor lamps, desk lamps and table lamps. The designs all look pretty similar. OMLED has an online shop and they detail the prices of this lamps which range from €750 (for a table lamp with a single OLED panel) to €2,850 (a chandelier with 5 OLED panels). The lamps will be available in September 2014. Read more about Emdedesign launches OMLED, a new OLED lighting brand using Philips' FL300 panels
A few days ago Pioneer and Mitsubishi Chemical announced that they began to mass produce OLED lighting modules made with a “wet coating system” . The two Japanese companies estimated that the new process will reduce the cost of the OLED panel by 90% compared to the current production method. Today I found this nice video showing two new OLED luminaries (the Wireframe and the Magic Tiles Nine) designed by Ely Rozenberg and Mauro Del Santo. This project was organized by Pioneer, Mitsubishi and +ISO and those are apparently the first lamps to use Pioneer’s new printed OLED panels. Read more about New OLED luminaries are first to use Pioneer and Mitsubishi's printed OLED panels
Panasonic is reportedly going to withdraw from the OLED lighting market. The Japanese company cannot see earnings coming from this operation due to the high cost of production. Panasonic Idemitsu OLED lighting ( PIOL , established in 2011 with Idemitsu Kosan ) will be dissolved. Panasonic will turn all of its focus into LED lighting. This is sad news and a bit of surprise as only a few weeks ago Panasonic demonstrated three new OLED lighting panels at a LED trade show in Tokyo , including the company’s first flexible OLEDs. On the other hand, In December 2013 Panasonic also canceled their OLED TV joint development with Sony . So perhaps it makes sense for Panasonic to withdraw from OLEDs altogether. Read more about Panasonic to withdraw from the OLED lighting market
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Philips officially announced their latest OLED panel, the Lumiblade Brite FL300. This 12×12 cm (10×10 active area) new panel is very bright – up to 300 lumens. The FL300 is quite efficient (over 50 lm/W) and comes in either 3000K or 4000K. This panel uses thin-film encapsulation and is only 1.4 mm thick. The lifetime is 10,000 hours (LT70) at full brightness and 50,000 hours at 125 lumens. The CRI is over 80. Read more about Philips' latest OLED features 300 lumens at over 50 lm/W
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Dupont nano-silver conductive materials for OLED lighting – Dupont at Printed Electronics Europe 2014
At the ID Tech-Ex Printed Electronics Europe Conference in Berlin, Germany, from April 1-2 Dupont Microcircuit Materials inform about new research results on printable conductor for OLED lighting. At this event Dupont want to give us some more results about the research of printable nano-silver conductor ink. This kind of stuff are imported for grids and bus lines in OLED lighting or other printed electronics devices. The goal is to help that the manufacturing process of OLED lighting panels are much easier and less expensive. Kerry Adams the european marketing manager of Dupont Microcircuit materials says that the company believes that with this improved technology and the nano silver conductor ink developments will help that OLED lighting can grow very fast. Dupont plan to sell nano silver conductor ink materials in 2015, and these material will be able to provide a combination of high conductivity and excellent adhesion even after substrate cleaning steps. The new nano silver conductive materials would help also at the combination of low print thickness and smooth sintered surface where deposition of subsequent layers is required. The products can be used on glass and also on flexible polymer substrates. The second gernation versions are for flexible OLED lighting panels. Dave Hui the product development scientist will present the new kind of informations at the conference “Nano-Ag Conductors for OLEDs and other Printed Electronics devices”.