Merck: Quantum Dot Unlikely to Replace OLED in Display Industry

News Source: 
The Korea Herald

Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) will be the game changer in the TV and display industry over the long-term while quantum dot (QD) technology will not have a powerful impact, a report from The Korean Herald cited Korea CEO Michael Grund saying.

“The OLED is at the beginning of its journey, and has the potential to become a game changer,” said Grund. It is unsure if the company will establish production facilities for the displays. Merck has currently an OLED laboratory running in Korea.

On the contrary, “The QD technology will not be a game changer in the TV market,” said Grund. The CEO says the use of hazardous cadmium critical in QD technology gives rise to safety concerns, and is a major technology development obstacle.

Last month, major OLED TV makers Samsung announced it intends to give up pushing OLED as a replacement of LCD and focuses on UHD TVs using LCD panels augmented by quantum dot technology, while LG continues to pursue OLED technology, applying mass production strategy to bring down the market price by quadrupling OLED panel production in December.


For further reading:

Disclaimers of Warranties
1. The website does not warrant the following:
1.1 The services from the website meets your requirement;
1.2 The accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of the service;
1.3 The accuracy, reliability of conclusions drawn from using the service;
1.4 The accuracy, completeness, or timeliness, or security of any information that you download from the website
2. The services provided by the website is intended for your reference only. The website shall be not be responsible for investment decisions, damages, or other losses resulting from use of the website or the information contained therein<
Proprietary Rights
You may not reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, display, perform, publish, distribute, disseminate, broadcast or circulate to any third party, any materials contained on the services without the express prior written consent of the website or its legal owner.

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces an expansion of the XLamp® High Current LED Array family with new CMT LEDs that extend Cree’s latest metal-based chip-on-board (COB) LED technology to the most prevalent COB form ... READ MORE

Luminus Devices, Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance LEDs and solid-state light sources, has expanded its horticulture LED portfolio with new SST-20 series white LEDs to complement the extensive range of discrete wavelengths from UVA (365... READ MORE