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Friday
Jul262019

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 07.26.19

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LG Display losses widen amid falling LCD panel prices "The company blamed the sales decline on the global economic slowdown and uncertainty related to the trade war between the US and China." via Financial Times

Why is Dual Panel LCD vs OLED a Hot Topic? "The technical challenges means that Chinese OLED developers are several years behind the Koreans, although they are trying hard to catch up." via Display Daily

LG Doubles Down on OLED "Noting a sharp increase in the demand for OLED displays, the company is investing $2.5 billion in a new Gen 10.5 OLED production facility in Paju, Korea..." via Sound & Vision

MicroLED Displays Could Show Up in Products as Soon as 2020 "Some are making monolithic displays, where the gallium nitride pixels are made as a complete array on a chip and a separate silicon backplane controls those pixels. And others are using “pick and place” technology to transfer individual LEDs or multi-microLED pixels into place on a thin-film-transistor (TFT) backplane. " via IEEE Spectrum

More than 50 companies reportedly pull production out of China due to trade war "Not only are foreign companies rethinking its production location, a handful of Chinese companies are also leaving China. Chinese multinational electronics company TCL is moving its TV production to Vietnam..." via CNBC

Friday
Jul122019

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 07.12.19

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LG Electronics set to release world’s first 8K LCD TV in Korea "South Korea’s LG Electronics will add the world’s first LCD 8K TV models to its premium TV lineup this week as it leaps forward in migration beyond 4K mainstream." via Pulse

The Facts About Dark Mode And Battery Life: LCD Vs OLED, iOS 13 On iPhone, Android Q "OLEDs actually turn off the pixels -- i.e., they draw no power -- in dark mode. That's not the case for LCDs, which use power regardless of light or dark mode." via Forbes

MicroLED will soon become mainstream as prices drop, says report "At the moment MicroLED TVs are strictly for commercial industry uses like advertising. But apparently we should see consumer-friendly devices land next year." via What Hi-Fi?

LG to Start Production of OLEDs in China Next Month, Set to Double OLED Output "LG Display this week said that its plant in Guangzhou, China, would start full swing operations next month. The factory, which cost LG around $4.2 billion, will produce large OLED panels for Ultra-HD televisions." via AnandTech

Beijing plays down Commerce Minister Zhong Shan’s inclusion in latest US-China trade war talks "Zhong, 64, joined Vice-Premier Liu He’s phone conversation with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday – the first phone call between top negotiators since President Xi Jinping and US counterpart Donald Trump agreed to resume discussions during their summit in Osaka on June 29." via South China Morning Post

Friday
Jun282019

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 06.28.19

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Apple Grants $100 Million Lifeline to Ailing Japan Display "The U.S. company is stepping in after Taiwan’s TPK Holding Co. withdrew from a $1.1 billion rescue plan for the Japanese firm, the person said, asking not to be identified discussing a private deal." via Bloomberg

BOE developed LCD displays with Optical Fingerprint support; mass production starts this year "The leading Chinese display manufacturer, BOE Display Technology has announced that it has successfully developed an optical fingerprint technology-supporting LCD display." via GizChina.com

Key Technologies and Advanced Applications of Micro LED Technology at Micro LEDforum 2019 "Plessey, who won the CES 2019 Innovation Award with its Micro LED AR smart glasses, is also joining Micro LEDforum 2019 to introduce its monolithic Micro LED with GaN-on-Si technology." via LED Inside

This MicroLED Display Is Smaller Than a Bug "A Silicon Valley-based startup has recently emerged from stealth mode to reveal what it claims is the smallest, most pixel-dense dynamic display ever built. Mojo Vision’s display is just 0.48 millimeters across, but it has about 300 times as many pixels per square inch as a typical smartphone display." via IEEE Spectrum

Stocks are climbing after Trump says there's 'a very good chance' of progress on trade talks with China "President Donald Trump and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are set to meet on Saturday in a high-stakes encounter that could determine whether the US follows through on its threat to extend tariffs to virtually all Chinese goods." via Business Insider

Friday
Jun142019

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 06.14.19

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Seoul Semiconductor Files 2nd Patent Litigation against Distributor of Philips TV Products for Infringement of LCD Backlight System Technology "Seoul asserts that a Philips LED TV display being sold by this distributor infringe 10 (“ten”) patents regarding manufacturing of LED backlighting unit. Particularly, these patented technologies encompass LED TV backlight unit system for enhancing Color Gamut of LCD displays, and LED lenses for providing uniform illumination on LCD displays." via Business Wire

Plans Released for Foxconn’s LCD Factory "The smaller-than-promised building comes as Foxconn has switched from a Generation 10.5 LCD manufacturing campus to what it says will be a smaller Generation 6 campus." via Urban Milwaukee

New mechanism allows lower energy requirement for OLED displays "Scientists from RIKEN and the University of California San Diego, in collaboration with international partners have found a way to significantly reduce the amount of energy required by organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs)." via Printed Electronics World

OLED Production Capacity will Increase to Double in 2023 "According to the report, the total substrate area of display companies in 2019 will be 34.9 million square meters, which will be 68.5 million square meters in 2023 and double after four years." via Display Daily

The trade war is already pushing businesses out of China—and it could be permanent " The longer the trade war wears on, the greater the risk China will lose its long-standing role as the planet’s top global manufacturing base. And as more and more foreign investment and technology flow to other nations, China’s chances of becoming a technologically advanced, innovative economy will dim." via Quartz

Friday
May312019

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 05.31.19

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Japan Display getting $729M bailout after Apple agrees to restructure debt payments "The iPhone screen maker Japan Display Inc says that a proposed $729 million bailout is to proceed and that the Chinese-Taiwanese consortium will formalize their investment by June 14. It follows renegotiations over Japan Display's debts with Reuters reporting that Apple has agreed to wait for payments it is owed." via Apple Insider

Hisense's ULED XD TVs: The OLED Alternative We've Been Waiting For? "Hisense's ULED XD technology could produce LCD TVs that offer near-OLED black levels ... LCD TVs typically have a single LCD panel that produces the full picture, in color, illuminated by a backlight system. ULED XD introduces a second, monochrome panel to more precisely control light output." via PC Magazine

AUO Developed 3456×3456 HDR LCD Panels For VR Headsets "The panel is an LCD, but supports HDR through the use of 2304 individually controlled LED backlight elements rather than one global backlight. ... It doesn’t give the same quality of HDR as OLED (which can control brightness per-pixel), but with that many LEDs it can come close." via UploadDVR.com

COF packaging sees demand emerging for automotive OLED displays "COF packaging demand for automotive OLED displays has emerged, which may further tighten market supply as capacity expansion will remain quite limited in the short term, according to industry sources." via DigiTimes

No End In Sight To U.S.-China Trade War "This war could go on for a long time. Casualties so far have been limited. But both governments still have plenty of weapons to fire at each other." via Forbes

Friday
May172019

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 05.17.19

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SID Reveals Display Week 2019 I-Zone Winners "The I-Zone winners honor the most significant advances in display technology and systems, products, prototypes and manufacturing processes presented by exhibitors at Display Week." via Yahoo! Finance

“The Wall” by Samsung Wins Coveted Display Industry Award "Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced that the company was awarded Display of the Year from the Society of Information Display (SID) for its innovative modular MicroLED display, The Wall." via Display Week Virtual Press Room

Fujitsu Adds Large, Projected Capacitive Touch Panels "Fujitsu Components America has added 21.5-inch and 31.5-inch projected capacitive (PCAP) touch panels to its standard PCAP-S series line. The expansion addresses the increasing OEM development of large, interactive displays for digital signage, industrial PC, instrumentation, medical equipment, and smart retail applications." via Display Week Virtual Press Room

The Tianma Group Announces Three Technology Innovations as People's Choice Award Nominees at Display Week 2019 "The Tianma Group is introducing three advanced technologies at Display Week 2019 – 7.56” Micro LED, LTPS Mini LED High Dynamic Range (HDR) LCD, and a new Flexible AMOLED – all of which have been nominated in the show’s “People's Choice Award” competition." via Display Week Virtual Press Room

How Xi Jinping's colleagues rejected an 'unequal' trade deal "Early this month, the Chinese government sent the U.S. a trade deal draft that had been slashed from 150 pages -- painstakingly assembled by both sides over five months of negotiations -- to 105. The move riled U.S. President Donald Trump and brought progress on the trade talks to a screeching halt, as Beijing surely knew it would." via Nikkei Asian Review

Friday
Apr262019

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 04.26.19

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LCD equipment, materials suppliers benefiting from aggressive capacity build-up in China "China now serves as the top supplier of TV panels worldwide, accounting for 46.4% of global unit shipments and 41.9% of panel area shipments in the first quarter of 2019, according to Sigmaintell Consulting." via DigiTimes

Foxconn Might Include Micro LED or OLED Production 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." via LED Inside

In-Display Fingerprint Sensors Finally Coming To LCD Panels "While optical fingerprint scanners have been present in many smartphones over the past few months, these sensors only work alongside more expensive OLED displays. A key reason for the inability of in-display fingerprint sensors to work with LCDs is the failure of the scanner to detect light through the screen." via Android Headlines

Lab develops quantum dot polymer for next-gen screens "The material is a thiol-yne nanocomposite polymer tailored to hold light-emitting quantum dots, tiny semiconductors whose size and composition can be precisely tuned to produce bright, clear, and energy-efficient colors." via Phys.org

New Red Phosphor to Improve LED Energy Efficiency Co-Developed by University of Innsbruck and Osram "A research team at the University of Innsbruck, Austria cooperated with Osram Opto Semiconductors to develop a new red phosphor with excellent luminescence properties which can make LED lighting more energy-efficient." via LED Inside

Friday
Apr122019

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 04.12.19

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Apple LCD Supplier Japan Display Agrees to $2.1 Billion Bailout "...Japan Display has agreed to a $2.1 billion bailout from a Chinese-Taiwanese group. Although the deal saves the Apple display panel maker, it marks a failure in the Japanese government’s efforts to keep the company from falling into non-Japanese hands." via MacTrast

Trade war causes Chinese LCD maker to relocate "The trade reprisals have led Chinese firms to move their operations to other countries to avoid US tariffs and maintain their competitiveness. Besser set up a local company, Besser Display Technology Thailand, in 2018 to operate all its business units here: sales, distribution and manufacturing." via Bangkok Post

LG out to strengthen LCD TV presence "Out of the total of 218.8 million units of LCD TVs shipped globally last year, those by Korean TV makers LG and Samsung Electronics accounted for 67 million, or 30.6 percent, according to IHS Markit. For the first time, Chinese TV makers outdid Korean companies with 31.2 percent of LCD TV shipments." via The Korea Herald

JOLED Starts Construction of New Printed OLED Facility "JOLED this week started construction of a new manufacturing facility that will be used to make displays using printed OLED technology. The factory will be able to produce hundreds of thousands medium-sized OLED monitors used for computer monitors, automotive applications, and so on." via AnandTech

Osram joins German micro-LED display project "Their potentially high luminance (light output per unit area) could put μLEDs ahead of other emissive technologies such as OLEDs in space-constrained applications such as augmented reality glasses." via Electronics Weekly

Tuesday
Mar262019

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 03.26.19

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Foxconn says work on LCD plant in Mount Pleasant will begin this summer "The plant will make LCD screens for products in the education, medical, entertainment, security and smart city markets. ... The company changed plans to a Gen 6 plant in 2018 because it offered additional flexibility." via BizTimes

EIH to team up with partners to tap global e-paper medical display market "Major e-paper display solutions being developed by the group include medical care information boards, clinic reception displays, drip recording cards, smart drug labelling systems, clinic bed cards, mobile data recording boards, in 2.9-, 5.65-, 13.3- and 42-inch sizes, according to sources at E Ink Holding (EIH)." via DigiTimes

Interactive surfaces enter a whole new dimension of flexibility "Researchers at Osaka University propose a novel flexible tube display that is able to take various surface shapes. Information is expressed by streaming colored fluids through the tube and controlling the positions and lengths of the droplets. The tube's flexibility makes it possible to wrap the tube around the surface of an object and present information on its surface that is difficult to express on a standard two-dimensional display." via Phys.org

Aledia Expands Veeco’s Thin Film Process Equipment for 3D Micro LED Development "Veeco Instruments announced today that Aledia, a developer and manufacturer of next-generation 3D LEDs for display applications, has expanded its portfolio of Veeco thin film process equipment to support the development and production of advanced 3D Micro LEDs." via LED Inside

Trump push for China trade reform draws wide support at home, abroad "Trump’s trade war “has let the genie out of the bottle” by lifting expectations that the trade war will force China to reform policies that businesses and foreign governments regard as unfair, said Steven Gardon, vice president of indirect taxes and customs at Lear Corp." via Reuters

Tuesday
Mar122019

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 03.12.19

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CPT to cut 70% of jobs "Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has announced plans to slash as many as 2,500 jobs or nearly 70% of its total workforce, as it struggles to survive from its restructuring efforts. As the company has sunk into financial difficulties due to unfavorable environments, the company has to streamline its operations including cutting expenditure on personnel and dispose idle facilities, the company said in a statement." via DigiTimes

Galaxy S10 Flexible OLED Sets Twelve New Display Records "DisplayMate Labs under the guidence of Dr. Ray Soneira announced no less than 12 new display records, matched or set by the latest flexible-curved, now full screen AMOLED display found in the flagship Samsung Galaxy S10." via Display Daily

Luci debuts lightweight VR glasses with dual Micro-OLED displays for entertainment "The dual Micro-OLED displays have very clear optics, a good contrast ratio, and a 70-degree field of view that lets you see the equivalent of a 1,023-inch TV screen in high definition (1080p resolution per eye)." via Venture Beat

Fine Pitch and Mini LED Displays Become Focus of Chinese LED and Panel Manufacturers "To keep up with the market trend, Chinese LED manufacturers are also pushing their technology development in Mini LED and fine-pitch displays." via LED Inside

US-China Trade Talks Reach Critical Phase "Yet mixed signals coming from the White House and Beijing are causing analysts to question whether President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, President Xi Jinping, will be able to finalize an agreement to end a costly trade war by early April as originally predicted." via Voice of America

Tuesday
Feb262019

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 02.26.19

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Sharp makes long-awaited OLED foray, wary of big spending "Sharp will offer OLED panels in its new smartphones later this year and plans to sell the screens to other manufacturers, although it has signaled it is wary about a rapid expansion in OLED as momentum for the thinner but more expensive screens slows." via Reuters

LGD outraces Samsung Display to become top OLED panel supplier for smartwatches "LG Display (LGD) has outraced fellow company Samsung Display to become the world's largest supplier of OLED panels for smartwatch applications, Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) has reported." via DigiTimes

How to Power the Automotive TFT-LCD Displays of the (Not-so-Distant) Future "With the rapid evolution of driver information technology, we can expect the automobile of the future to be equipped with multiple displays, possibly a dozen per car or even more." via Electronic Design

Mini LED Takes the Lead in Automotive Applications Compared to OLED "According to industry sources, some automotive LED suppliers have delivered sample products of Mini LED backlight display module to OEM for validation. Meanwhile, Taiwanese LED packager Everlight also showcased a conceptual Mini LED taillight application which could show information for alarming other road users." via LEDinside

Trump says he will delay additional China tariffs originally scheduled to start on March 1 "The United States is planning to delay a menu of additional Chinese tariffs that were scheduled to begin on March 1, President Donald Trump announced on Sunday, as the world’s two largest economies hash out a definitive end to a wide ranging trade dispute." via CNBC

Tuesday
Feb122019

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 02.12.19

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Foxconn, Following 'Personal Conversation' with Trump, Revives Plans for an LCD Plant in Wisconsin "...it would in fact manufacture LCD screens. But instead of the advanced Generation 10.5 screens originally promised in 2017, the plant would be the simpler, Generation 6 option that requires a lower-cost manufacturing facility." via Fortune

A Translucent and Flexible Perovskite Based LED is Under Development "A research team ... at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (Ulsan, Republic of Korea) recently announced developments related to flexible Perovskite Light Emitting Diodes (PeLEDs)." via Display Daily

Apple Watches and LCD screens are propping up LG, not OLED "As OLED tech is still too expensive for the mid-range market, LG Display is reliant on cash from its liquid crystal display tech, and a lucrative partnership with Apple" via Wired

Scientists find a cheaper way to light up OLED screens "'We have been using iridium because you get a highly' Thompson says. 'One of our challenges has been to come up with an alternative that is more abundant.'" via Phys.org

Clock ticks on tariff truce as US and China hold second day of trade talks "Analysts have said it would be difficult for the world’s two largest economies to resolve their trade disputes by the designated date..." via South China Morning Post

Tuesday
Jan292019

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 01.29.19

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Seeya Technology and Universal Display Corporation Announce an OLED Evaluation Agreement "Tieer Gu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Seeya Information Technology Co., Ltd. 'We are pleased to be working with Universal Display with its 20+ years of experience and know-how in the OLED ecosystem. Partnering and combining our strengths will lead to extraordinary, cutting-edge products for the consumer market.'" via Business Wire

Samsung wants to bring curved OLED displays to VR "Curved displays are thought to better recreate the peripheral vision of round human eyes, as well as give a wider viewing angle, though they can struggle with more light distortion than flat screens in bright environments." via TechRadar

Italian researchers develop a graphene-based OFET for future OLED and OLET displays "The researchers say that the new process and materials they used can enable flexible, transparent and short-channel OFETs - which could be used in the future for OLED or OLET (organic light emitting transistor) displays." via Graphine-info

Engineers report a new method for producing new flexible LCD screens "RUDN engineers and scientists have replaced traditional polyamide films with a more promising substance—the so-called azo dyes. These are organic compositions that contain two or more azo groups consisting of two nitrogen atoms." via Phys.org

Huawei is accused of attempting to copycat a T-Mobile robot, and the charges read like a comical spy movie "At the time, T-Mobile was touting a device-testing robot called Tappy, which comprised a robotic arm and camera that tapped new phones to test their responsiveness and catch any software bugs." via Business Insider

Thursday
Jan172019

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 01.17.19

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Apple iPhone 11 will take on Samsung S10 with a notch-free OLED screen "Crucial to this announcement about the under-screen sensors is the fact they only work with OLED screens." via T3

Everything you need to know about the foldable Royole FlexPai phone "...the FlexPai has been available in Beijing since October, and was set to start shipping to developers in the US and UK back in December. The world's first foldable phone didn't just beat Samsung to CES, it beat them to market." via c|net

Rohinni and BOE to Form Joint Venture for Micro LED-based Backlights "Micro and Mini LED specialist Rohinni announced that it will be forming a joint venture with Chinese panel producer BOE. The collaboration will focus on the production of micro LED lighting solutions for display backlights." via LED Inside

LG Plans to Sell TVs That Roll Up Like Posters in 2019 "LG is counting on so-called “rollable” and OLED televisions to revive a consumer electronics business that’s grappling with price declines and stiffening Chinese competition." via Bloomberg

Korean Research Team Develops New Graphene Quantum Dot Fabrication Technology "Professor Shin Hyun-seok of the Department of Natural Science at UNIST said on Jan. 16 that his team succeeded in developing a two-dimensional planar complex manufacturing technology that regularly arranges graphene quantum dots in a single layer of hexagonal boron nitride..." via Business Korea

Thursday
Jan032019

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 01.03.19

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LG to show 88-inch 8K OLED, new ‘Wallpaper’ OLED, 8K LCD, and more at CES 2019 "...a recent press release, LG has confirmed we will be seeing a consumer-ready 88-inch 8K OLED TV, a 75-inch 8K LED TV, and an all-new version of its eye-catching ‘wallpaper’ OLED..." via Digital Trends

Samsung rumored to bring ‘Sound on Display’ OLED panels to CES 2019 "...Samsung plans to show off its “Sound on Display” (SoD) OLED panels at CES 2019 next month. First announced earlier this year, SoD panels eliminate the need for external speakers and allow the display to emit sound..." via BGR

The Silver Lining In Apple's Very Bad iPhone News "The main culprit appears to be China, where the trade war and a broader economic slowdown contributed to plummeting iPhone sales. But CEO Tim Cook’s letter to investors pointed to a secondary thread as well ... People are holding onto their iPhones longer." via Wired

Samsung will show 'OLED' TV based on quantum dots "The Korean display specialist uses a blue-glowing organic layer to stimulate quantum dots that produce red and green pixels from the blue light. The advantage over the previous LCD TVs with quantum dots: a viewpoint independent, high-contrast representation." via Guru 3D

Nanoco and Plessey Partner to Shrink Full-Colour microLED Pixels by 87% Using Quantum Dots "Quantum dots offer the best solution for today’s emerging display requirements. The nano-sized emitters with narrow band emission make them a suitable solution for Plessey’s microLED display roadmap, which will see pixels being driven down to 4µm in size by 2019." via Business Wire

Thursday
Dec202018

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 12.20.18

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Avnet Introduces New Development Platform for Custom LCD Display Solutions "SimplePlus is a unique platform that simplifies the process of customizing LCD touch display solutions for applications spanning markets which include industrial automation, medical, transportation, and more." via Tucson.com

Chunghwa Picture Tubes in talks with suppliers to restart production "...the company suddenly halted production at its plants in Longtan and Yangmei districts in Taoyuan in the wake of its announcement last week that it was planning to seek bankruptcy protection." via Focus Taiwan

Sanan to maintain leadership via capacity expansion and innovation "For future operations, Sanan said it focuses R&D on mini LED and micro LED. In February 2018, Sanan signed with Samsung Electronics for the latter to pay US$16.83 million in advance for the former's exclusive supply of mini LED chips." via DigiTimes

LG will make OLED TVs that roll up like posters a reality in 2019 "However, things will change next year, as the Korean giant is hoping to revive its ailing TV business by bringing this novel form factor to life in the real world." via BGR

U.S. and China Blame Each Other at the WTO for the Current Trade War "Instead of battling through tariff tradeoffs, the countries have taken to blaming each other behind closed doors at the World Trade Organization, Reuters reports." via Fortune

Thursday
Dec062018

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 12.06.18

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Samsung Display to shift one 8.5G LCD fab for QD-OLED panels in mid-2019, say sources "Since the L8-1 fab is currently focusing on production of 49- and 55-inch LCD TV panels, the planned production shift will result in a reduction of Samsung's TV panel shipments to below 30 million units in 2019..." via DigiTimes

Huawei C.F.O. Is Arrested in Canada for Extradition to the U.S. "...Ms. Meng’s detention raises questions about the Trump administration’s overall China strategy. Beijing is now likely to pressure Canada to release her and to press the United States to avoid a trial..." via New York Times

LCD price collapse drowns once-flying panel makers "Manufacturers of liquid crystal display panels have been hit hard by falling prices stemming from weak demand for TVs, and with Chinese players further ramping up output, the market's ill winds look unlikely to abate soon." via Nikkei Asian Review

[Micro LED Technology Research Contest – Honorable Mention] Quantum Dots Based Full-color Display on MicroLED Technology "...the research result of the team, which combined UV Micro LED array, photoresist mold, and RGB quantum dots to demonstrate a full-color Micro LED display..." via LEDinside

Mini-LED adoption driven by high-end LCD displays and narrow-pixel-pitch LED direct-view digital signage "While micro-LEDs require major technology breakthroughs in assembly and die structure, as well as a significant overhaul of the manufacturing infrastructure, mini-LED chips are just scaled-down traditional LEDs, and can be manufactured in existing fabs with no or little additional investment." via Semiconductor Today

Tuesday
Nov202018

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 11.20.18

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Seattle CEOs Charged Over Illegal Recycling Of LCD Screens "Total Reclaim was paid over $1.1 million for its LCD recycling services between 2008 and 2016. Lorch and Zirkle took those payments while representing that the recycling services were being done under legal and industry standards" via Patch

Veeco and ALLOS Semiconductors collaborate on microLED production "The most important success factor for turning the promise of microLED displays into mass production reality is to achieve extremely good emission wavelength uniformity, which eliminates the need to test and sort individual microLED chips. " via LaserFocusWorld

Flexible OLED array detects blood oxygen "The Berkely design relies on reflected light and, said the University, has been demonstrated tracking overall blood-oxygen levels on the forehead of a volunteer ... It was also used to map blood-oxygen levels in a three-by-three grid on the forearm of a volunteer wearing a pressure cuff." via ElectronicsWeekly

New anisotropic conductive film for ultra-fine pitch assembly applications "This new structure can significantly improve the ultra-fine pitch interconnection by effectively suppressing the movement of conductive particles. This film can be applied to mobile devices, large-sized OLED panels, and VR, among others." via Phys.org

China, Taiwan LED chip makers faced with high inventory levels "...there has been oversupply of LED chips and consequently China- and Taiwan-based makers have been faced with too high inventory levels..." via DigiTimes

Thursday
Nov082018

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 11.08.18

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New mini LED-backlit LCD panels to challenge OLED displays "Sources say that brightness, contrast, color reproduction and power conservation is far superior to today's LCDs and can even compete with AMOLEDs while keeping the production cost in check." via GSM Arena

Is OLED slowly burning down? "If this is a problem that can be overcome in time, that would be all fine and good, but LG's consistent firmware updates seem to strongly indicate that it cannot resolve this in the fundamental, manufacturing level." via ZD Net

Merck's future in China is crystal clear "[Merck] has signed a Memorandam of Understanding with Shenzhen-listed Visionox Technology Inc to combine the forces of the two companies to accelerate the development and application of organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) in China." via Shine

Nanoplatelets improve LCD and LED screens "The semiconductor nanoplatelets are intended for the second generation of so-called quantum dot displays by offering more pure and intense colours than current technology for LCD or LED screens." via Phys.org

Falling OLED Pricing Undermines Mini LED Backlighting Adoption For Smartphones "Industry sources disclosed to Yonhap on Wednesday that many smartphone companies have become hesitant to use mini LED backlighting on their upcoming devices because OLED pricing has been dipping in the recent weeks. " via Infosurhoy

Thursday
Oct252018

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 10.25.18

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The Bruising Brawl Over OLED "'Almost every company is investing to compete with Samsung,' says Jerry Kang, who leads display technology analysis at IHS, the market research firm, from Seoul. 'The other companies are trying to rapidly follow.'" via Fortune

The K Group mission: Q&A with Foxconn display chief Jyh-chau Wang "I think OLED is likely to be a transitional technology and there is no way for it to replace LCD. This trend is quite obvious in the TV sector, with OLED TVs likely to stay only at the top-end segment. The OLED technology will face more challenges when the advantages of mini LED technology come to full play." via Digi Times

Sharp makes long-awaited OLED foray, wary of big spending "Sharp will offer OLED panels in its new smartphones later this year and plans to sell the screens to other manufacturers, although it has signaled it is wary about a rapid expansion in OLED as momentum for the thinner but more expensive screens slows." via Reuters

Samsung Display Unveils Next-Generation Ultra-realistic Displays "...it introduced haptic on display (HoD) technology, which allows users to feel vibrations of the display with their fingers. ... It also created an exhibition space to see the progress of OLED full-screen technology at a glance and introduced fingerprint recognition technology and sound built-in technology..." via Business Korea

South Korea's LG Display says trade wars weigh on global panel business "South Korea's LG Display Co Ltd ... said trade conflicts would undermine the global panel business, as it posted a 76 percent fall in third-quarter profit on Wednesday despite a seasonal price boost." via WSAU