2014-12-15

Flexible OLED Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast to 2020

Flexible OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) enables the device in which it is used to roll or bend while still operating. An OLED emits light due to the presence of thin films of organic semiconductors of thickness approximately 100 nanometers. The regular OLEDs are fabricated on a glass substrate, whereas flexible OLEDs use flexible plastic such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET). The replacement of glass with PET also reduces weight of the device. Flexible OLED market is in the nascent phase; however it is expected to skyrocket in the near future owing to the fast growth of electronics industry. OLEDs also find their application in the production of electronic paper or bendable displays that can be integrated into clothing, wallpaper or other curved surfaces.
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2014-12-08

ITRI Announces Technology Transfer to FlexUP Technologies

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) announced today the successful transfer of FlexUP™ technology to FlexUP Technologies Corp. By providing flexible substrate material, this new startup aims at satisfying the growing demand and emerging opportunities in the flexible display market for smart handheld devices, wrist worn devices and flexible medical sensors.
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2014-11-19

Merck: Quantum Dot Unlikely to Replace OLED in Display Industry

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.
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2014-11-11

LG to Quadruple OLED Panel Production in December

LG Display is set to ramp up its OLED production next month, producing four times as many panels and bringing down prices on LG's OLED TV range.
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2014-11-07

Germany Invests EUR 5.9M in OLED Technology

German's Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)-funded joint project R2D2 will start in November 2014 aiming at the investigation of production-related processes and technologies for the manufacturing of flexible OLED.
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2014-10-31

Samsung and LG Give up OLED in Favor of Quantum Dot TV

Main players behind OLED TV, Samsung and LG might be giving up the costly technology in favor of more cost affordable quantum dot technology, according to a Reuters report.
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2014-10-23

Cree Hybrid LED-OLED White Light Patent Approved by USPTO

Leading U.S. LED manufacturer Cree’s patent application which integrates LED with OLED technology to generate white light was recently approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
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2014-10-06

Molecular Glasses Files Novel NONcrystallizable™ Organic Semiconductors Patents for OLED Applications

Molecular Glasses, a division of Molaire Consulting LLC has filed for patent protection for its new class of organic semiconductor materials for OLED and other organic electronic applications.
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2014-09-25

Nanotechnology Leads to Better, Cheaper LEDs for Phones and Lighting

Princeton University researchers have developed a new method to increase the brightness, efficiency and clarity of LEDs, which are widely used on smartphones and portable electronics as well as becoming increasingly common in lighting.
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2014-09-17

Samsung and Veeco Invest in OLED Startup Kateeva

Kateeva today announced that it has closed its Series D round with US $38 million in financing. The newest participant is Samsung Venture Investment Corporation (SVIC). Existing investors also contributed. They include: Sigma Partners, Spark Capital, Madrone Capital Partners, DBL Investors, New Science Ventures, and VEECO Instruments, Inc.
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2014-09-17

Osram Unveils OLED Reading Light

Osram is launching the world's first product based on organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) for car interiors in the form of a new reading lamp. The OLED Reading Light consists of a high-quality matt aluminum housing and provides a very warm and uniform light. "With the launch of the Osram OLED Reading Light in the fall we are once again providing evidence of our technological leadership and powers of innovation in the automotive lighting sector", said Hans-Joachim Schwabe, CEO of the Osram Specialty Lighting Business Unit.
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2014-08-01

Veeco Announces Focus on Highly Profitable OLED/LED Sectors in 2Q14 Report

Veeco Instruments announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. Veeco reports its results on a U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) basis, and also provides results excluding certain items. Please refer to the attached table for details of the reconciliation between GAAP operating results and Non-GAAP operating results.
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2014-07-08

Tridonic Establishes LED and OLED Competence Center in Austria

Tridonic is concentrating its competence in pioneering LED and OLED light sources at its Jennersdorf site in Burgenland, Austria. Tridonic will be integrating successively its OLED activities, which up to now have been located in Dresden, Germany in the LED Competence Centre in Jennersdorf. 
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2014-06-27

LG Display to Invest US $788M to Expand OLED Production

LG Display has announced plans to invest US $788.1 million in its OLED panel production line to meet growing global demand, according to Korean news source Yonhap News Agency. 
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2014-06-24

A Better Light Bulb: Pyramid Scheme for Brighter OLEDs

The most common kind of light bulb in the United States—the incandescent—is only about 5 percent efficient. The phosphorescent organic light-emitting diode, on the other hand, makes light out of 100 percent of the electricity that goes into it.
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2014-06-12

ITRI Flexible Displays on the Road to Commercialization within Two Years

Flexible displays developed by ITRI will be entering mass production within the next two years, a Central News Agency (CNA) report cited Janglin Chen, Vice President of the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan saying.
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2014-06-12

ElectroniCast Consultants Forecast OLED General Lighting Market to Reach US $247.4 M by 2018

ElectroniCast Consultants, a leading market & technology forecast consultancy, announced their market forecast of the worldwide consumption of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) in General Lighting applications. 
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2014-05-13

Sony Abandons OLED for 4K LCD

Sony is suspending OLED TV production as sales slump. The Japanese manufacturer is instead turning their sights to 4K LCD TVs as they are less expensive to manufacturer and sell at much lower prices compared to OLED TVs, reports Japan’s Nikkei. Half of the TV sets Sony intends to launch on the market next year include 4K sets. 
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2014-05-09

Universal Display Corporation Saw Strong Revenue in First Quarter for OLED

Universal Display Corporation reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. For the first quarter of 2014, the Company reported net income of US $4.0 million, or US $0.09 per diluted share, on revenues of US $37.8 million. For the first quarter of 2013, the Company reported a net loss of US $4.8 million, or US $(0.10) per diluted share, on revenues of US $15.0 million.
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2014-05-02

Orthogonal Photolithography makes High-resolution OLED Microdisplays Possible

The realization of OLED technology is contingent upon the development of appropriate materials, processing strategies and device structures which are scalable in terms of their cost, capacity, and capability. During the past decade significant progress has been achieved in the synthesis and characterization of OLED materials. 
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2014-04-24

[Update] Philips Lumiblade OLEDs in Space

The following Blog post was written by Dietmar Thomas, Manager Brand & Integrated Communications OLED, for Philips Lumiblade. On April 18th, Philips Lumiblade OLEDs did boldly go where no other OLED has gone before. Space. What sounds like the famous beginning of the original Star Trek television series was indeed a big step for the most modern light source on earth.
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2014-04-22

Philips Lumiblade OLEDs Hitchhike to Space in BioCDs

More than one month has passed since Philips Lumiblade posted a teaser video on its Facebook account hinting the company’s OLEDs will be traveling to space on a NASA space shuttle. The tight lipped company has finally revealed the OLED application in space, and to our surprise had nothing to do with the shuttle’s interior lighting. 
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2014-04-16

LG Leaked as Flexible OLED Display Supplier for Apple iWatch

There has been many rumors and speculations floating around the internet as to who will be the provider of OLED panels for Apple’s new iWatch. An increasing number of sources have been pointing their fingers towards LG lately. 
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2014-04-09

LED Bike Lights that Send Low Power Alerts

Bike lights are perfect to use at night to keep you safe on the road, making you visible to passing cars. However, once they die you become just another shadow that is not noticeable by motorists. That is where the Eagle 600 bike light comes in. It is the first ever bike light to use an OLED display screen that notifies you to when it will die. 
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2014-04-08

Cradle of Light Showcases Konica Minolta's OLED Prowess

Takram design engineering (takram) have designed and developed an OLED (Organic Electro-Luminescence) installation titled “Cradle of Light” to be presented at Light and Building 2014, the world’s largest lighting and architecture exhibition (Frankfurt Germany from 30th March 2014). The installation demonstrate the compelling performance of Konica Minolta’s OLED Lighting Panel, the world’s thinnest* and world’s first* color tunable function for flexible type.
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2014-04-02

Toshiba Follows Industry CSP Trend at Light + Building 2014

Toshiba highlighted several Chip Scale Package products  at the  Light + Building 2014 show that runs from March 31 to April 4, 2014 at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Center in Germany.
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2014-04-02

LG Chem Exhibits World's Largest OLED Light Panels at Light + Building 2014

LG Chem is currently participating in the biannual Light + Building Exhibition held at Messe Frankfurt. 
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2014-04-01

LG Showcases Smart Lighting at Light + Building

LG Electronics (LG) will mark the expansion of its global lighting business by introducing its newest lighting products at the Light+Building 2014 trade show from March 30 to April 4 at the Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre in Germany. Under the theme of Simply Smart in Lighting, LG will showcase advanced lighting technologies in the areas of Energy Savings & Payback, Connect & Control and Comfort & Well-being.
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2014-03-26

Four Major Trends at TILS 2014

Taiwan International Lighting Show (TILS) 2014 was bigger than ever this year, held jointly with LED Taiwan for the first time. Organized by the Bureau of Foreign Trade, MOEA, TILS 2014 was held at the Nangang Exhibition Center in Taipei from March 20-23. It showcased over 333 manufacturers and attracted around 16,000 visitors from around the world during the four day show. 
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2014-03-26

Panasonic Eager for the Future of OLED

International Lighting manufacturer Panasonic has been active in strategizing the OLED lighting market. Their OLED panels already have a luminous efficacy of 110lm/W, said Research Director Takuya Komoda. As mass production is driving down costs, OLED use in office lighting is anticipated to spur a new replacement trend in 2014-2015. 
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