Nikon’s AW120 is a rugged, shockproof, waterproof and cold resistant compact digital camera that features a 16 mp sensor, 5X zoom, GPS, Wi-Fi, Full-HD video and a 3″ 921k-dot OLED display. The AW120 will ship on February 27 for $346.95 .
New OLED gadget: Nikon AW120
The S9700 is a superzoom (30X) digital camera that features a 16 mp sensor, Wi-Fi, GPS, Full-HD (1080p @ 30p) video support, manual controls and a 3″ VGA AMOLED display. The S9700 (in black or red) will ship towards the end of February for $350.
New OLED gadget: Nikon S9700
LG Display details their flexible OLED process, expects the flexible OLED market to reach $41 billion by 2020
LG Display posted a very interesting article explaining their flexible OLEDs , and giving some predictions (based on IHS DisplayBank estimates) about the flexible OLED market. A couple of months ago LG already stated that they see a very bright future for flexible OLEDs and they intend to take the lead in this emerging display market. So first of all, LGD explains the structure of their flexible OLED panel (see below). It is based on a plastic (polyimide) substrate as we already know, and LG gives some more information about their Face Seal method which was discussed before but with very little details. Read more about LG Display details their flexible OLED process, expects the flexible OLED market to reach $41 billion by 2020
Novaled (owned by Samsung) and Plastic Logic announced that during 2014 they will demonstrate truly flexible, plastic, full-organic AMOLED displays. In fact the first such display was on show at the FlexTech conference in Phoenix last week. The companies expect such all-plastic displays to “take off” in 2014, especially for wearable products. The two companies say that this is the first time an all-plastic AMOLED produced in a low-temperature manufacturing process is demonstrated. The display uses Novaled’s PIN OLED materials and Plastic Logic’s OTFT backplane. The display also used organic materials from Merck (probably the emitters). Read more about Novaled and Plastic Logic demonstrate a fully-plastic AMOLED with an OTFT backplane
In August 2013 LG launched their 55″ FHD curved OLED TVs in the US $14,999 . The price kept falling quickly and a couple of months ago LG started offering it for $8,499. I just found out that without any official word from LG, Amazon are currently offering the TV for only $6,999 !. Yes, that’s more than a 50% discount from the price only six months ago! I hope that LG will keep this new low price down. Hopefully when LG’s upcoming M2 Gen-8 OLED TV fab starts making panels in a few months, the prices will be reduced even further. Read more about LG's 55" FHD curved OLED TV now down to $6,999
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The DMC-GH4 is Panasonic’s 2014 flagship micro four thirds camera that can shoot 4K videos with a new Venus Engine IX processor. This 16mp camera has two OLED displays – a 3″ 1.04M dot fully-articulating display and an OLED EVF (with over 2 million dots). Other features include Wi-Fi and NFC. Panasonic did not yet reveal the price or availability of the GH4.
New OLED gadget: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
eMagin announced that preliminary revenue for Q4 2013 was about $6.1 million. That’s about $2 million less than expected. This ends a very challenging year for the OLED microdisplay maker. Looking forward, the company wants to strengthen their manufacturing processes and reach “acceptable” yield levels, and hopes to return to revenue growth in 2014. eMagin says that demand for their microdisplays remains strong, but there was a “shortfall in anticipated product revenue” for the quarter, resulting from equipment downtime, low yield and lower average sales prices. Contract revenue in the period is still low due to fewer government R&D contracts as a result of the U.S. government sequestration. Read more about eMagin reports disappointing Q4 2013 preliminary revenue
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Wearable OLED Displays Come to Life – Plastic Logic and Novaled to push forward flexible and wearable display development
People have been speaking about wearable displays for quite a while now but the technology has not been able to meet the expectations. Now the point has been reached where developments in electronics finally make it possible to proceed from vision to reality. The recently announced partnership between Plastic Logic and Novaled is of great significance in this context. These two major display industry players have come together to push forward flexible and wearable display development. A Powerful Combination Certainly Plastic Logic and Novaled have the relevant experience and resources to make a real impact on this exciting new market. Plastic Logic has earned an enviable reputation for producing a selection of quality highly-durable, super thin and lightweight plastic displays. Traditional screens cannot compare with the durability of Plastic Logic screens, not to mention their flexible capabilities. Novaled have made an excellent name for themselves with their highly advanced OLED materials and technologies. Novaled’s PIN OLED technology is going to be particularly important since it supports the irregular electrode materials critical for flexible AMOLED development The Plastic Logic and Novaled Partnership Display their Wares At the Flextech Conference this month in Phoenix, Arizona, Plastic Logic and Novaled demonstrated a new, really bendable, and completely organic AMOLED display
In May 2013, the US DOE granted a $225,000 project to Universal Display and IDD Aerospace to develop a low-energy shelf phosphorescent OLED light targeted at aircraft interiors. A few days ago, the two companies exhibited a prototype panel at the DOE’s SSL R&D Workshop. The OLED prototype shown at the workshop is a shelf utility panel that is very slim and energy efficient. The two companies believe that the data generated by developing this shelf utility light may be applied to larger-scale OLED lighting aircraft projects, including cabin applications for interior furniture, galley, interior structure enhancements, as well as other potential adoptions in cabin accent, task, ceiling and sidewall lighting, and sign backlighting. Read more about UDC and IDD Aerospace demonstrate an OLED lighting prototype for aircraft interiors
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UDC and IDD Aerospace demonstrate an OLED lighting prototype for aircraft interiors
Samsung announced the unpacked 2014 episode 1 event, to take place on February 24th at the Convention center in Barcelona (during the Mobile World Congress). The invitation clearly says UNPACKED 5, which means Samsung is very likely to unveil their new flagship phone, the Galaxy S5. Just a few days ago Samsung Display confirmed it is developing a 5.2″ WQHD (2560×1440, 560 PPI) AMOLED display , and it’s highly likely that the GS5 will adopt this display. It’s also likely that following the GS5, Samsung will release more variants (for example an “active” model, a “zoom” model, etc). These may adopt different displays, perhaps LCD ones . Read more about Samsung to unveil the GS5 on February 24th
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Samsung to unveil the GS5 on February 24th