2021-06-18

The US NSF Grants $256,000 To Amorphyx To Demonstrate Its Ametft Backplane For OLED And MicroLED Displays

US-based amorphous-metals based display backplane developer Amorphyx was awarded a $256,000 US NSF SBIR phase I grant towards a proof-of-concept demonstration of the company's 211 pixel circuit for AMOLED and microLED applications. Amorphyx Amorphyx AMeTFT structure Amorphyx says that its 211 pixel circuit leverages the unique properties of the AMNR and IGZO AMeTFT device technologies to both improve upon the variable image refresh rate and power consumption improvements of LTPO while dramatically simplifying the pixel circuit's fu...
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2021-06-09

Samsung Display to begin foldable OLED panel production for Google in October

For Vivo and Xiaomi as well Oppo’s pushed backed to later date Image: Samsung Display Samsung Display will begin production of foldable OLED panels for customers Google, Vivo and Xiaomi in October, TheElec has learned. The three companies are planning to unveil their respective foldable phones in the fourth quarter this year. Google is preparing a foldable phone with a 7.6-inch in-folding display panel. The phone has been dubbed “Pixel Fold” by the media. Vivo’s model will have an 8-inch main screen and a 6.5-inch outer scre...
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2021-06-08

Samsung Researchers Prove the Viability of Commercialized ‘Stretchable’ Devices

With the establishment of flexible displays behind us, many have asked what the next big development in display technology will be.   Recently, free-form displays1 have been gaining traction as next-generation technology that will allow for both high-resolution visuals and portability at the same time. While the technology is still in its nascent stages, significant research has been carried out on stretchable displays (a core technology for free-form displays) that can be stretched in all directions like rubber bands to change their shapes.   Stretchable Display ...
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2021-06-01

ULED vs QLED TVs - Choosing Among These Two Options

If you’ve been looking into getting a new TV in the past couple of years, we wouldn’t be surprised if you feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of things to keep an eye out for. There are just so many acronyms and technologies, that it’s almost impossible to decide if you aren’t well versed in them. And, the following are just the panel types – don’t get us started on other technologies like backlight, dimming zones, HDR, etc. That being said, today’s most common dilemma is the ULED vs QLED one. OLED panels are better than both...
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2021-05-21

LG Plans to Expand on OLED TV Panel Capacity at Guangzhou Plant Starting from July

According to the coverage of South Korean media TheElec, LG Display is planning to expand on OLED TV panel capacity at its Guangzhou plant from 60K pieces/month to 90K pieces/month starting from July. As reported by foreign media, the particular plant consists of two production lines, and primarily manufactures the 8.5th generation panel. LG Display will implement a certain degree of upgrades for the plant in order to elevate capacity, yet the corresponding expenditure will not be significant. Photo source: Paixin licensed gallery Apart from the Guangzhou p...
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2021-05-18

Samsung Display to lead national project to develop oxide TFT for 1,000ppi OLED

Image: Samsung Samsung Display said on Wednesday that it has chosen to lead a national project to develop oxide thin-film transistor (TFT) technology for 1,000ppi OLED panels. The South Korean display panel maker will aim to develop the oxide TFT which will support electron movements ten times faster than it is currently available now by 2024. Samsung Display will aim to lower power consumption and production costs for the oxide TFT. Displays on mobile devices have more densely packed pixels and TFT circuits, higher the resolution they support. Curr...
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2021-05-13

How Samsung’s Neo QLED is Bringing About Next-Level Watching Experiences

The user’s enjoyment of their viewing experience is one of the key drivers in the advancement of display technologies. While many developers work simply for the ‘ideal’ picture quality, Samsung’s Neo QLED TV developers have also put in the utmost efforts to develop optimized displays for users that go above and beyond ideas of what a display can be.   In order to understand more about how those innovative features of the Neo QLED transcend technological hurdles to meet user’s growing demands for next-level quality displays, Samsung Glo...
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2021-05-12

Samsung Display and LGD Are Reportedly OLED Panel Suppliers for 2021 iPhone Lineup; BOE Appears to Be Left Out

The release of a new generation of iPhone models in the second half of every year has always been a hot topic in the consumer electronics market. This year, the market is especially interested to see if the launch of the new iPhone models will trigger a large wave of device replacement demand. Regarding the rumors about the specs of the upcoming iPhone models that are to be launched this fall, South Korea media outlet Etnews recently reported that Samsung Display and LGD have been confirmed to be the OLED panel suppliers for the new iPhone devices. On the other hand, Chi...
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2021-04-15

AUO to Unveil Next-generation Sensing Technologies for Smooth Human-machine Communication Across Diverse Smart Verticals

AUO leads to debut TFT optical fingerprint sensor with world’s highest pixel density, and the largest ultra-thin LTPS TFT fingerprint sensor module(*) The technology of 5G and AIoT drives the development of various innovative field applications as well as more diverse and smarter human-machine interface. As a leading optoelectronic solutions provider, by leveraging the profound technologies developed over the years, AUO will present a series of cutting-edge sensing technologies deriving from TFT technology in Touch Taiwan this time. For fingerprint scannin...
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2021-04-13

Picosun increases efficiency for LED and OLED production

ESPOO, Finland, April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Picosun Group has proved to significantly increase the production efficiency of its LED and OLED customers with the PICOSUN® P-300BV ALD system. Recent tests show that a reduced ALD process cycle time and an increased number of wafers deposited with the same film thickness resulted in almost 100% better throughput. A throughput of over 20 000 wafers per month can be reached with a wafer batch of 100 wafers*. At the same time, the process quality in terms of film thickness uniformity has remained on an...
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2021-03-30

BOE's 12-inch OLED Project Will be Completed in January 2024

On March 28th, Yunnan News  reported that BMOT, a subsidiary of BOE Group, is building a 12-inch OLED microdisplay device production line in Yunnan Chong Hsing District.
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2021-03-26

LGD Plans to Expand OLED and POLED Business

According to the media in Korea, LGD anounced that while regrouping LCD business into more competitive market and segment, LGD will expand their OLED and mobile POLED (Plastic OLED) business. 
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2020-12-17

Chinese Panel Manufacturers Actively Poach Korean OLED Engineers with Higher Salaries to Seize Market Opportunities

After the robust growth of LCD, in order to expand panel industry, China has focused on OLED. In addition, to accelerate the development speed, Chinese panel manufacturers have actively poached Korean panel engineers with higher salaries. (Image Source: LG) According to Business Korea, China is actively working on the cultivation project of OLED. In the display industry around the world, China is developing quickly. In the LCD market, thanks to the subsidies and supports from Chinese government, Chinese panel manufacturers such as BOE and CSOT co...
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2020-10-07

TrendForce Announces Top 10 Tech Industry Trends for 2021

In this release, TrendForce provides its forecast of 10 key trends in the tech industry for 2021. As the DRAM industry officially enters the EUV era, NAND Flash stacking technology advances past 150L The three major DRAM suppliers Samsung, SK Hynix, and Micron will not only continue their transition towards the 1Znm and 1alpha nm process technologies, but also formally introduce the EUV era, with Samsung leading the charge, in 2021. DRAM suppliers will gradually replace their existing double patterning technologies in order to optimize their cost str...
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2020-08-11

Leading Brands to Kick Start Mini LED Backlight Applications Based on Mid to Large Size Panels

Among the next-gen display technologies based on miniaturized LEDs, while Micro LED is still confronting issues of low yield and high cost, Mini LED backlight display technology has been commercialized and is seeing a thriving future starting next year. Currently at the market, we can see Mini LED backlit gaming notebooks and monitors launched by Acer, Asus, MSI, Lenovo and other notebook brands. The long rumored Mini LED iPad Pro from Apple is another highlight expected by the market and the industry. In addition, Samsung is reportedly debuting a series o...
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2020-08-05

LG Display Presents Innovative OLED Technologies at Display Week

LG Display (LGD) announced that it is showcasing next-generation OLED technologies at Display Week 2020, which is holding online this week from August 3 to 7. LGD presented foldable and transparent OLED products including a 65-inch and a 12.8-inch rollable OLED, a 13.3-inch foldable OLED, 65-inch bendable OLED, and 55-inch transparent OLED with 40% transparency. These foldable, bendable and transparent OLED products are featured in the “Unlimited Design Freedom Zone” at LGD’s virtual showroom. (Image: LGD) LGD ...
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2020-07-17

Feature Analysis and Comparison between LCD, OLED, Mini LED and Micro LED Displays

A research team led by Shin-Tson Wu, Professor from the College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida, USA, conducted a comprehensive analysis on the current display technologies: LCD, OLED, Mini LED and Micro LED. The researchers analyze the performance of self-emitting Mini LED, Micro LED and OLED display, as well as Mini LED backlit LCD, evaluating the power consumption and ambient contrast ratio of each display in depth and systematically compared the dynamic range, motion picture response time, color gamut, and adaptabili...
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2020-05-20

TrendForce: Cost Competitiveness of Mini LED Backlight Display May Surpass OLED Options by 2022 Owing to Yearly Cost Reductions

Apple has sparked considerable discussions in the market after rumors surfaced that the company’s new 12.9-inch iPad Pro, to be released in 2021, may be equipped with Mini LED backlight technology. According to the newest investigations by the LEDinside research division of TrendForce, the manufacturing cost of Mini LED backlight displays is currently higher than that of traditional LCD and OLED displays. However, as manufacturers continue to make improvements in process technology and yield rate, the cost of Mini LED backlight displays is expected to under...
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2019-12-05

Display Manufacturers to Quit LCD; Mini LED or OLED Might Take over to be the Next Leading Display Technology

Global leading display producers are shifting the production focus from LCD display, cutting down manufacture facility or even quitting the business, majorly due to the fierce price competition and market transformation. The new display technologies, OLED, Mini LED are now competing to take over the role of leading display technology. Micro LED might also join the competition in the near future. (Image: Lextar) According to WitsView, a division of TrendForce, TV panel prices generally have been lower than the cash costs leading to business loss for global pane...
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2019-09-09

Micro LED, QLED and More High-end TVs Technologies Compete against One Another at IFA

IFA 2019 opened on September 6 in Berlin and has attracted more than 1,000 exhibitors from across the world to showcase their latest products and technologies. Display technology has been a focus of worldwide big name recently and display products covering TVs and mobile phones are featured at the show. 8K TV is the battle field for global industry players. Samsung, Sharp, LG, TCL and others all brought their newly developed high end TVs adopting QLED, OLED, Micro LED, Mini LED technologies to the show. Korean giant Samsung announced its new 55-inc...
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2019-05-09

Mini LED Backlit Displays to Bring in Business and Give OLEDs a Run for Their Money

According to the newest 2019 Mini LED and HDR High-End Display Market Report by LEDinside , a division of TrendForce , after 3 years of mini LED backlight technology development, mini LEDs will finally make an official appearance on displays in 2019 and compete directly with OLEDs. Apple, with eyes set on the advantages of mini LED technology for a while, is also eager to strike collaborations with suppliers in Taiwan and Japan to introduce this technology into desktop displays, notebooks and tablets. TrendForce explains that, in comparing the two, Min...
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2019-04-16

Foxconn Might Include Micro LED or OLED Production in Wisconsin

Foxconn revealed its plan to add Micro LED or OLED production lines in the Wisconsin factory after the operation begins by the end of 2020. Foxconn announced its plan to produce LCD panels the US in 2017 and held a new factory groundbreaking ceremony last year in Wisconsin. After almost a year, the company said in March 2019 that the factory in Wisconsin will start operation by the fourth quarter of 2020. Today, Foxconn unveiled that Micro LED or OLED manufacturing lines might be added to the production of Wisconsin factory. Since the groundbreaking in...
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2019-02-26

Mini LED Takes the Lead in Automotive Applications Compared to OLED

The penetration of Mini LED is expected to increase in the coming years with applications including gaming display and other professional monitors. The technology is also becoming popular for automotive applications. WitsView, a division of Trendforce, suggested a high possibility of Mini LED backlighting mass production in 2019 and noted that the cost of display production may increase by 20 to 100 percent depending on the number of Mini LED used. LEDinside noticed that Mini LED has been adopted as backlight for automotive displays such as HUDs, dashboards, in-...
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2019-02-20

BOE Becomes Apple’s Third OLED Panel Supplier

Chinese panel producer BOE will become a supplier of OLED panels to Apple for iPhone aside from Samsung and LGD, reported Etnews, a South Korean media. According to the report, BOE might be providing flexible OLED panel for the folding iPhone scheduled for 2020. However, currently the flexible OLED panels of BOE have not passed Apple’s final validation yet. For officially supplying its OLED products to Apple, BOE has to provide further sample products and go through the demanding process of quality control. As a result, it might take more...
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2019-01-03

South Korea to Regulate OLED Equipment Export to China

The South Korean government is planning to designate OLED equipment as the core technology of the country and restrict the export to prevent technology leaks, reported BusinessKorea, a South Korean media. The report mentioned that the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) of South Korea and display equipment companies have held a meeting on December 30th to discuss the designation of OLED equipment as national core technology. Once it becomes national core technology, the technology's export and business merger and acquisition (M&A) will hav...
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2018-12-26

Chinese and Korean Panel Makers Keep Their Focus on OLED, Taiwanese Companies Dive into Mini LED and Micro LED

2018 has been a tough year for panel producers due to the dropping panel price caused by oversupply. Chinese panel makers are still expanding their production capacities for LCD and OLED displays, putting pressures on other industry players. Samsung is closing its 8.5 generation production line in 2019 and shifting the focus to QD-OLED panels in response to the price competition. LG Display also plans to expand its OLED production capacities in China and Korea targeting large sized TV displays. It is estimated that by 2020, the OLED investment of LG Displ...
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2018-12-04

Idemitsu Kosan to Build New Facilities for OLED Materials in China

Idemitsu Kosan announces that it will build a facility for OLED material manufacturing in Chengdu, China in order to accommodate the growing demand for OLED materials in China and to enhance technical support to Chinese customers. Idemitsu Kosan aims to expand its OLED production in China targeting the increasing Chinese market for OLED applications. The company will construct its third OLED material plant in China after its factory in Japan and Korea. The construction is expected to be completed in November 2019 and the commercial production is schedul...
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2018-11-27

Holst Centre and Partners Develop 15 Meter OLED and Flexible Lighting Electronics

The Netherland-based research center, Holst Centre and Fraunhofer FEP have developed the world's longest single-device OLED which of 15 meters long. The development opens the door to 'endless OLEDs' that manufacturers and designers can then easily tailor to their own needs. Holst Centre and Fraunhofer FEP worked together through Lyteus, an EU founded public-private partnership organization which brings together leaders in OLED technology from across Europe to create an OLED pilot production line and product development services. Under the fr...
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2018-11-23

Scientists Develop OLED with Radicals to Increase Efficiency

Scientists have developed several types of LED including OLEDs, quantum-dot-based LEDs (QLED), perovskite-based LEDs and Micro LEDs for the purpose of enhancing the brightness, contrast and resolution of displays as well as to reduce the production cost and energy use. A new research published on Nature has illustrated a development of OLEDs using free radicals which generate doublet emission with higher efficiency. In the research, scientists from China and the UK have demonstrated radical-based OLEDs that could reach an external quantum efficiency of ...
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2018-10-29

KAIST Develops Method for OLED to Achieve High Efficiency without Lens

Researchers at KAIST have achieved high efficiency with OLED without using macroscopic lens. They used an external scattering medium to achieve an external quantum efficiency (EQE) of more than 50 percent in OLED stimulation. The research, led by Professor Seunghyup Yoo and PhD candidate Jinouk Song, was published in Nature Communications on August 10th, 2018. 
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