World's first 15.6-inch UHD (ultra-high definition) OLED panel
Samsung Display has succeeded in developing a 15.6-inch UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) OLED panel ― the world's first UHD display for the notebook/laptop market. Samsung will begin mass producing the 15.6-inch UHD OLED panel in mid-February.
Samsung Display's 'unbreakable flexible panel'
Samsung Display announced that its recently-developed, unbreakable smartphone panel has just been officially verified by Underwriters Laboratories. In addition to being used on smartphones, the newly developed display is expected to find viable markets with other electronic products such as display consoles for automobiles, mobile military devices, portable game consoles and tablet PCs for e-learning.
LG and Samsung invest €25 million in CYNORA
CYNORA, a leading provider of highly efficient organic emitter materials for OLEDs, announced that the two Korean tech giants have decided to support CYNORA on its way to becoming a major player for OLED emitting materials.
Event report: Display Week 2016
This slideshow includes the highlights from Display Week in San Francisco, with a special emphasis on OLED, quantum dots, and Augmented Reality.
Plastic and flexible OLED displays market to reach $18bn by 2020
IDTechEx Research has just released new forecasts for the OLED display market.
Why Samsung will re-enter the OLED TV market
LG Display is currently the only manufacturer of large OLED panels. But it is not just the rivalry with LG that will drive Samsung to invest in OLED production capacity.
Event report: Electronic Display Conference 2016
IDTechEx gave a talk at the Electronic Display Conference in Nuremberg, Germany. The conference had more people than the previous edition and celebrated its 30th year, which reflects how important displays have become in our everyday life. The presentation from IDTechEx was on two disruptive technological trends in flat panel displays: quantum dots and flexible OLED.
Printed and flexible electronics in vehicles will reach $5.5bn by 2026
As printed and flexible electronics are beginning to proliferate, with a variety of components and devices coming to market, several end user verticals are expected to benefit from the host of advantages these technologies offer and the automotive sector is no exception. Overall, the market is expected to grow to over $5.5 Billion dollars in the next decade, spearheaded by the projected growth of in-mold electronics and OLED technologies, as discussed in more detail in the newly launched IDTechEx report "Printed and Flexible Electronics in Automotive Applications 2016-2026 - Enabling technology toolkits, suppliers and market forecasts".
Printed and flexible electronics in vehicles: a $5.5bn opportunity
Printed and flexible electronics are beginning to proliferate, with a variety of components and devices coming to market. Several end-user verticals are expected to benefit from the host of advantages these technologies offer and the automotive sector is no exception.
When can we expect printed TVs?
LG made quite an impression during CES this year, announcing new OLED TVs that have delighted most reviewers. With premium features and a smart marketing campaign, LG has managed to position OLED as the best TV money can buy. But when will the technology become more affordable?
Band-aid senses temperature, lights up, and delivers medicine
Engineers have designed what may be the Band-Aid of the future: a sticky, stretchy, gel-like material that can incorporate temperature sensors, LED lights, and other electronics, as well as tiny, drug-delivering reservoirs and channels.
First mirror and transparent OLED display panels
Samsung Display has decided to bring forward the mass production of its industry's first Mirror and Transparent OLED display panels.
Crocus MLU sensors aim to put more 'flex' into flexible displays
New Magnetic Logic Unit™ based solution that can detect the position and shape of flexible two dimensional surfaces.
BOE fabs are all located in mainland China, allowing direct access to the huge Chinese market. Other panel manufacturers are disadvantaged because of import duty (currently 5%). China adjusts the import duty to protect domestic suppliers.
- BOE has a new Gen 8.5 metal oxide fab in Hefei
- For AMOLED displays, BOE is looking at both mobile and TV displays.
The technology roadmap for flexible displays
In July IDTechEx released its market forecasts for OLED displays, predicting a rapid rise of plastic and flexible displays. Recent announcements from major consumer electronics companies have just confirmed this trend.
LG Electronics, LG Chem, Innotek
Samsung Display (SDC) is the leading manufacturer of AMOLED displays. SDC was spun off in April 2012 as a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. In July 2012 Samsung Mobile Display was merged into Samsung Display, consolidating the OLED and LCD businesses together. This profile specifically looks at the AMOLED side.
Founded in 2008, Kateeva is headquartered in Menlo Park (Silicon Valley), backed by equipment companies (Applied Materials & Veeco) and venture investors (Sigma Partners, Spark Capital & Madrone Capital). In Nov 2013, Kateeva unveiled the YIELDjet, their first inkjet printing equipment designed for OLED display production, showing pictures of a system that can handle Gen 8 substrate glass. Kateeva's printer can be used for the deposition of OLED materials but also thin film encapsulation.
Printed and organic electronics in Korea
IDTechEx has spent almost two weeks in Korea visiting executives at leading companies and attending conferences. Company profiles will be given in our Market Intelligence Portal over the coming weeks. In this article we summarise some of our observations from the country.