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Friday
Feb232018

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 02.23.18

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Samsung to slash OLED panel production "Earlier reports suggested that Samsung Electronics (OTC:SSNLF) was looking for new OLED panel customers after Apple slashed production for its iPhone X, but the company is now cutting its own output for Q1..." via Seeking Alpha

Apple developing 4 next-generation iPhone projects, says Digitimes Research "Apple originally intended to push the two OLED iPhones and the 6.0- to 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, but has recently started leaning toward the combination of the two LCD models plus the 6.4- to 6.5-inch OLED iPhone, abandoning the 6.0- to 6.1-inch OLED model..." via DigiTimes

Samsung-LG TV Competition Expected to Shift from QLED vs. OLED to Micro-LED "LG Electronics Vice Chairman Cho Seong-jin visited the company’s TV business unit ... and told it to prepare micro-LED TVs larger than Samsung Electronics’ The Wall TV by September..." via Business Korea

AU Optronics' profit plunges with LCD prices "...China's BOE Technology Group fired up the world's first production line for 10.5-generation liquid crystal display panels in December, putting further pricing pressure on AUO..." via Nikkei

Your Guide to Television’s Quantum-Dot Future "As a result of the pull on the standards front and the push by quantum-dot researchers and TV display manufacturers, we are about to see a revolution in television displays..." via IEEE Spectrum

Tuesday
Jan302018

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 01.30.18

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How quantum dots could challenge OLED for best TV picture "Samsung's QLED TV technology is not the same as LG's OLED TV technology..." via CNET

Supplying Flexible OLEDs "LG Display will supply flexible organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) to Sony..." via BusinessKorea

Samsung's MicroLED 'Wall' is the (Distant) Future of TV "MicroLED is an actual thing, a type of display technology that represents a significant improvement over the LED televisions that dominate today’s market..." via Wired

Philips TVs 2018: Every new OLED, LCD, 4K and HD model explained "Philips has only just announced its lineup of 2018 TVs at a European launch event in Amsterdam..." via Trusted Reviews

Supply chain chatter suggests Apple considering two OLED, two LCD iPhone models for fall 2018 "A new report from the Chinese supply chain suggests that Apple is continuing to evaluate multiple sizes for the fall 2018 releases..." via Apple Insider

Tuesday
Jan232018

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 01.23.18

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OLED TV Market is Growing Rapidly "According to market research firm IHS Market December 25, OLED TVs accounted for no less than 43.5% of the global sales of TVs priced at US$2,500 or more..." via Business Korea

Samsung faces increased competition from LG Display, Sharp for future iPhone OLED panel orders "The chief challenger to Samsung's position as Apple's sole OLED panel supplier for iPhones is LG Display..." via Apple Insider

How quantum dots could challenge OLED for best TV picture "If I seem excited about quantum dots, it's because I am. This is a fascinating and cool technology that could radically improve the picture quality of TVs..." via CNET

Samsung Display delays new investment in OLED plant "Samsung Display has reportedly decided to reconsider its planned 1 trillion won (US$925 million) investment in its new OLED plant, possibly due to growing uncertainties in global smartphone sales..." via The Korea Herald

Hot Offer!!! AMS767KC04-1 Samsung OLED Panel "AMS767KC04-1 - 750 pcs - Hot Offer!!! 7.7″ Samsung OLED Panel. Please contact a sales person for more information" via Smarter Glass Blog

Tuesday
Jan092018

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 01.09.18

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This 65-inch OLED TV rolls up like a giant newspaper "It’s the successor to 2016’s rollable 18-inch display panel, only now it’s been scaled up to 65 inches and a full 4K resolution." via The Verge

LG InstaView ThinQ Alexa fridge adds clever kitchen tricks "As well as accessing Alexa and tracking groceries on the semitranslucent touchscreen, the InstaView ThinQ refrigerator can now act as quarterback for your entire connected kitchen." via CNet

China chasing Korea in larger LCD panel market "Although demand for organic-light emitting diode panels in the TV market is gradually rising, dominance of LCD panels is projected to continue for the foreseeable future." via The Korea Herald

Tesla's Latest Chinese Competitor Takes Screens To An Extreme "With a 49-inch screen spanning the dash from one door to the other, the first car-of-the-future unveil at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas didn’t disappoint..." via Wired

Competition heats up for Micro-LED, commercialization debated "LG Display on Monday announced that it is also developing Micro-LED technologies, a day after the surprise unveiling of its rival Samsung Electronics’ 146-inch Micro-LED TV..." via The Korea Herald

Tuesday
Jan022018

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 01.02.18

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Breakthrough TFT material for LCD and OLED displays by Solar-Tectic LLC and Blue Wave Semiconductors, Inc., is patented by USPTO "The patent is for a breakthrough material that can be used to greatly enhance the performance of thin-film transistors (TFTs) which drive the pixels in today's LCD, LED, and OLED displays..." via PR Newswire

LG shows off the world's first 88-inch 8K OLED display "...new 88-inch 8K OLED display ..., which is both the largest and the highest-resolution OLED panel to date. But as far as specs go, that's all we have for now..." via Engadget

A Collection of The Insight on The Micro LED by LED Industry Experts "Micro Led is quite different from other new technology. It still has some scientific problems, one of which is the technical problem, that is the challenges of the manufacturing process..." via Digital Journal

Global Organic Field-effect Transistor (OFET) Market 2017-2021 - Availability of Diverse Inorganic Low-Cost Alternative Technologies Hindering Growth "The global organic field-effect transistor (OFET) market to grow at a CAGR of 7.37% during the period 2017-2021..." via Markets Insider

JBD Demonstrates Monochromatic Ultra-high Resolution Active Matrix Micro-LED Micro-displays Using Wafer Scale Monolithic Hybrid Integration Technology "JBD, a Hong Kong based technology startup company, reports the realization of monochromatic red, green and blue active matrix micro-LED (AMµLED) micro-displays with >5,000 dpi pixel density using wafer scale monolithic hybrid integration process..." via LEDinside

Thursday
Dec212017

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 12.21.17

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Cash-starved Japan Display seeks fund injection "Cash-strapped Japan Display is discussing an investment of more than 200 billion yen (S$2.4 billion) from three Chinese panel makers, including BOE Technology Group..." via The Straits Times

Samsung Display to supply 180-200m OLED panels for iPhone X next year "That’s around four times the amount it supplied this year, and translates into roughly US$19.8 to US$22 billion revenue..." via The Investor

Weak display panel price weighing on LG Display "...growing concerns over the industry's imbalance between supply and demand led to price cuts in display screens..." via The Korea Times

Apple’s 2017 iPhone Models Give Taiwan’s Weary Tech Sector a Reprieve Production of smartphone displays also shows pressure from China. Taiwanese display makers AU Optronics and Innolux ranked among IDC’s top five firms for market share in the third quarter. But BOE Technology of Beijing reached the top spot with a 23.5 percent market share..." via Voice of America (VOA)

Thursday
Dec072017

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 12.07.17

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Sharp to seek all-Japan OLED alliance to counter South Korea's Samsung, LG "TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Sharp Corp (6753.T) will ask the government to help it form an alliance with rival Japan Display Inc (6740.T) in OLED technology to better compete with South Korean makers..." via Reuters

OLED vs QLED: the battle of the TV tech titans "But does QLED represent the current peak of TV technology – as many people appear to think – or does it just get more of an advertising push?" via TechRadar

Nano Cell technology ups the ante for LCD TVs "LG’s Nano Cell technology is built on a breakthrough innovation called Quantum dot, which was first seen in TVs a few years ago..." via TECHGOONDU

BOE Pushing to Supply Its Flexible OLEDs to Apple "BOE, which is the biggest display manufacturer in China, is looking to supply its flexible OLEDs to Apple" via The Electronic Times

Japan Display affiliate becomes nation's first to commercially sell OLED screens "An affiliate of Japan Display Inc (6740.T) sold its inaugural batch of OLED screens on Tuesday, becoming the first Japanese company to commercialize an advanced technology that is currently dominated by South Korean rivals" via Reuters

Friday
Nov242017

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 11.24.17

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LG Display to Shut Down LCD Plants and Prioritize OLED "Vice Chairman of Korean panel maker LG Display (LGD) Sang-Beom Han announced in July that by the end of 2017, LCD panel Fab P2, P3, and P4 in Gumi would be shut down..." via LEDinside

AUO reports high order visibility for high-end panels in 1Q18 "Taiwan panel specialist AU Optronics (AUO) expects high order visibility for the first quarter of 2018, especially for high-end, high-value panel products..." via DigiTimes

New report suggests that the iPhone 8 won’t be Apple’s last LCD phone "...Rosenblatt Securities analyst Jun Zhang said that as “steady” as iPhone X sales have been, the price is still a hurdle for many customers..." via BGR Media

Digitimes Research: Global large-size LCD panel capacity to see 7% CAGR 2018-2022 "The overall global production capacity for large-size (9-inch and above) TFT LDC panels is estimated to see an impressive CAGR of 7% in the next five years..." via DigiTimes

Samsung likely to launch micro LED TV next year "Samsung Electronics will introduce a new TV model based on micro LEDs at the CES electronics trade show in Las Vegas in January, according to news reports..." via The Investor

Friday
Oct132017

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 10.13.17

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Micro-LED explained: The next-gen display technology "While OLED technology is currently enjoying its time in the spotlight, display innovators are already turning their attention to the next big technological shift – micro-LED... " via Android Authority

Flexible Display Shipments Will Increase to 643 Million Units Annually by 2022 "In 2017, key flexible display components achieved cost and performance parity with their rigid counterparts for the first time... " via Tractica

Apple teams up with LG Display for foldable iPhone "Apple has reportedly started working on a foldable iPhone with LG Display, not Samsung Display -- the sole OLED supplier... " via The Investor

Mini LED TV Backlight and Display to Be Rolled Out Soon "The next generation display technology Micro LED draws lots of attention, but Micro LED will take time to reach the mass production (MP) phase... " via LEDinside

Here's what the 'p' stands for in the Pixel 2 XL's pOLED display "We've heard of various types of OLED (organic light-emitting diode) displays before, including the AMOLED type that exists in the Pixel 2 and other smartphones... " via Business Insider

Friday
Aug252017

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 8.25.17

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S. Korean Researchers Develop Highly Flexible, Clothing-Type Display "South Korean research team integrated fabric with Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) and developed a highly flexible clothing-type wearable display technology... " via BusinessKorea

POLED vs AMOLED – what is the difference between these OLED technologies? "To start with, let’s get to grips with the building blocks of OLED technology, ignoring the P and AM prefixed for now... " via Android Authority

Warning Light Comes On about Big Drops in LCD Prices "The LCD (liquid crystal display) industry, which is one of Korea's leading IT (information technology) export industry, is faltering these days... " via BusinessKorea

QLED Not OLED Is The Future Of TV Technology, Says Analyst "A leading international AV consultancy has reported that the future of TV is stacked heavily in favor of Quantum Dot LED (QLED) rather than OLED technology... " via Forbes

Apple supplier Foxconn to build $10 billion LCD display factory in Wisconsin "Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn on Monday said it plans to build three facilities in the U.S. state of Wisconsin for operation as early as next year... " via The Indian Express

OLED Dominates Latest Public TV Shootout "The annual Crampton & Moore/HDTVTest shootout between the top TVs from the world’s biggest brands took place over the weekend - and as usual it delivered some seriously startling results... " via Forbes

Friday
Aug112017

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 8.11.17

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Japan Display may seek outside backer to power turnaround "TOKYO -- Japan Display is considering taking on a capital infusion from an outside partner as part of sweeping restructuring efforts that would shift its focus to cutting-edge display technologies... " via Nikkei Asian Review

Sharp sticking to LCD guns amid global shift to OLEDs "OSAKA -- While others are pouring resources into organic light-emitting diode displays, Sharp is doubling down on good old liquid crystal displays... " via Nikkei Asian Review

Quantum Materials Corp Achieves Record Performance for Pure Red Cadmium-Free Quantum Dots "SAN MARCOS, TX--(Marketwired - Aug 10, 2017) - Leading American Quantum Dot manufacturer Quantum Materials Corp (OTCQB: QTMM) today announced that it has achieved near 100% quantum yield efficiency... " via Power Engineering

There is a strong demand for AMOLED smartphone panels "There is a growing demand for AMOLED smartphone panels and 161 million of them will be shipped in 2017... " via Good e-Reader

Apple exploring combination of quantum dot and OLED technologies for future iPhone displays "Apple's proposed invention, entitled "Quantum Dot LED and OLED Integration for High Efficiency Displays," was published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this week... " via AppleInsider

Sony A1 OLED review: the best TV of all time, and then some "Today's review, of Sony's brand new A1 OLED TV, is one of the most time-consuming reviews we've ever undertaken... " via The Australian Financial Review

Monday
Jun262017

Display Technology News Roundup 6.26.17

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Future Sony Xperia flagships could sport 18:9 aspect ratio display "for Sony's Xperia smartphones. Today, the display firm announced the mass production of its new 6-inch 18:9 aspect ratio panels with Quad... "via Android Authority (blog)

Why OLED is important and why it's the next big thing - Pocket-lint - Pocket"Technologies such as 4K Ultra HD and HDR (high dynamic range) provide extraordinary clarity, contrast and colour representation. And we are blessed by the ...... "vialint.com

More Google Pixel 2 details emerge, Pixel 2 XL to sport 5.99-inch OLED display - Pocket"panel provided by LG Display, which could explain the reference to LG in the Android Issue Tracker. It's highly likely that HTC will once again manufacture the Pixel 2 and 2... "vialint.com

Report: Samsung Codenames Galaxy S9 AMOLED Tech 'Sunflower' "screen tech for the Galaxy S9 series as “Sunflower,” one industry insider said on Friday. The new technology is said to rely on entirely different materials to those used for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus... "via Android Headlines

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 sounds a lot like the Galaxy S8, but with 2 key differences "Samsung is preparing to announce its Galaxy Note 8, according to a recent report from VentureBeat by Evan Blass, who is known for his accurate rumor-mongering from his Twitter account, @evleaks. Blass said he spoke with a person who was briefed on ...... "via Business Insider

Touch Screen Technology Essential To Supply Chain Management "for industrial PDAs have to be tough, as they often get dropped, banged up, contaminated, wet, or even gouged (for example, when a stylus goes missing and busy inventory controllers have to improvise). If they're used outside or in ...... "via OhGizmo! (blog)

Subway hopes touchscreens will bust up its sales slump "It couldn't be that their bread used to contain the same chemicals as yoga mats. It certainly isn't the fact that their high-profile spokesman of 15 years is now serving 15 more in federal prison on charges of sex with minors and child pornography. No... "via Engadget

Google Pixel XL 2 To Sport A 5.99-Inch Display [Report] "for the new Pixel devices. The source told XDA Developers that the pre-production software that they used on Taimen (Google Pixel XL 2) ...... "via ValueWalk

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Friday
Apr072017

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 4.7.2017

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Samsung to produce ridiculously huge double-wide display panels "[The panels] will be 49-inches wide, with a 3840x1080 resolution. It's basically the equivalent of a pair of 27-inch 1080p... "via PC Gamer

Samsung Galaxy S8 display: What's the deal with the new aspect ratio? "Thankfully smartphones are still sort of rectangular. Rectangles have an easy-to-calculate surface area. And if you do that... "via Phone Arena

Review: Alienware 13 Gaming Laptop "display. It's not only one of the brightest displays I've ever encountered in a laptop, it's also one of the darkest, with ultra-high-contrast blacks that would be black... "via WIRED

TV Tech Showdown: Samsung QLED Vs LG OLED "It's that time of year when all the major television makers show off their latest technologies in the war for Aussie lounge rooms. In one corner, Samsung continues to back the LED-backlit LCD camp (let's just call it LED). In the other corner, LG's... "via Lifehacker Australia

Not all China smartphone vendors to use AMOLED panels, say sources "panels for their smartphones in 2017 following the adoption of such panels by Apple for its next-generation iPhone and Samsung Electronics for its Galaxy ...... "via Digitimes

Misfit Vapor Smartwatch With AMOLED Display to Run Android Wear 2.0 "It is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor. The smartwatch comes with 4GB of storage, built-in GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and promises up to two days of battery life, which is a ...... "via NDTV

[We Are Moving] Toward Foldable Touchscreens "Even as it's actively being bent and deformed into arbitrary shapes, [foldable touchscreens] would open up a range of application possibilities—from flexible, foldable interactive tablet displays to highly sensitive... "via Optics & Photonics News (subscription) (blog)

Flexible sensor holds potential for foldable touch screens "Picture a tablet that you can fold into the size of a phone and put away in your pocket, or an artificial skin that can sense your body's movements and vital signs.... "via Printed Electronics World

VA Display vs. IPS Display in 4K HDR TVs: What You Need to Know "All LCD TVs sold by the major US and overseas brands that you're going to find from any retailer right now come built either with VA... "via 4k

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Thursday
Mar092017

Display Technology News Roundup 3.9.2017

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Swipe, tap, scroll: how touchscreens follow your finger [Touchscreens] rely on electrical charge rather than physical pressure – which is why they can be exquisitely sensitive to the glide of your fingers, but don't respond to being jabbed by a pencil.... "via Cosmos

The new LCD Etch A Sketch Freestyle can't shake off the lies Its an Etch-a-Sketch with a touch screen, which kids can then use a stylus to draw rainbow lines on. So what are the white knobs in the corners for? They're stamps that make shapes on the... "via The Verge

Student designed Holocaust memorial dress on display in Georgia Niambi Davenport and Lenora Gray created a Holocaust Memorial dress in honor of Jewish fashion designers who were lost during World War ...... "via MyAJC (blog)

eMemory NeoFuse IP implemented for OLED applications Taiwan-based eMemory Technology's NeoFuse IP has been implemented in high-voltage (HV) platforms across all process nodes from 0.11-micron to 40nm by six leading foundries responding to the rising demand for... "via Digitimes

Sumitomo Chemical, Maker of Curved OLED Displays Reportedly ... Apple's iPhone 8 may include a curved display, though the Wall Street Journal is a little skeptical on that particular feature. Whether it's this year or sometime in ...... "via Patently Apple

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 to have AMOLED display - Fudzilla "The first Mi Mix had a rather impressive 83 percent screen-to-body ratio, but according to Lei Jun, Xiaomi's founder and CEO, the company aims to bring a truly ...... "via Fudzilla (blog)

AMOLED production equipment purchases to reach record high in 2017 The flat-panel display (FPD) industry is in the midst of a historic wave of building new factories to manufacture active matrix organic light emitting diode (... "via ElectroIQ (blog)

Sumitomo Chemical to triple capacity for bendable touchscreens ... TOKYO -- Sumitomo Chemical intends to triple its manufacturing capacity for flexible touchscreens used in next-generation smartphone displays to over.... "via Nikkei Asian Review

WSJ says iPhone 8 will have a curved display, but I'm not buying it "At no point do Mochizuki's sources state that the iPhone 8's display will actually be curved, at least not according to the report. He simply makes a leap from the iPhone 8 will include a flexible OLED... "via BGR

LG explains why it dislikes curved display panels, and why there isn't one on the G6 ", while shrinking the bezels around them to almost nonexistence. LG is first out of the gate with exactly such a proposition: its 2017 flagship... "via Phone Arena

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Friday
Feb172017

Display Technology News Roundup 2.13.2017

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Forget touchscreens, this smartphone concept wants to use holograms "Your future smartphone could be entirely voice activated, displaying your text messages and other info with holograms. At least, that's the idea behind Alo, a new ...... "via Mashable

Is LCD Still a Growth Driver for AMAT's Display Revenue? - Market"In 2016, Applied Materials' (AMAT) display revenue rose 28% YoY (year-over-year) to $1.2 billion, whereas new orders rose 160% YoY to $2.2 billion.... "via Market Realist

Tackling The High-Res Display Needs Of VR: Kopin's Lightning OLED Microdisplay "The resolutions of VR displays are too low, the refresh rates are mostly too slow, and the power requirements of displays are too high! "via Tom's Hardware

Panasonic EZ1002 OLED TV preview: Stunning OLED punch paired ... - Pocket"Panasonic announced its return to OLED TVs at IFA 2016, and subsequently unveiled the EZ1000 series at CES 2017. Originally announced as a 65-inch model ...... "vialint.com

Google Pixel 2: The Combination Of AMOLED Display With Aluminium Body "Three months after the launch of the primary cell phone conveying the Google name, it might be the time to have a gander at renders of the Google Pixel 2 - slated to make its introduction at some point in the second half of 2017. Right off, Google... "via MStarsNews

Is Voice the New Touch Screen for Mobile Devices? — BizTech "Voice controls may supplant touch input as the dominant way users interact with their devices, and that could change how work gets done.... "via BizTech Magazine

Apple Supplier Japan Display Creating Flexible LCD Panels for Use in Future iPhones "[Japan Display] has come up with a plan to battle the increasing popularity of organic light-emitting diode (OLED)"via Mac Rumors

NEC introduces LCD laser-based projectors at ISE 2017 "Designed with minimal maintenance in mind, the two laser projectors feature a fully-sealed optical engine, allowing"via InAVate

New LCD tech could make virtual reality displays three times sharper "Screen resolutions continue to improve at a phenomenal pace. Just over a decade ago most people were still using 576i and 480i standard definition screens, but after HD went mainstream resolutions of 720p and 1080p have become the norm, and now ...... "via TechRadar

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Thursday
Dec292016

Display Technology News Roundup 12.29.2016

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Apple, Google and Microsoft invest in LG’s foldable display technology " The three biggies of the tech world — Apple, Google and Microsoft — have reportedly partnered with LG for the development of fold-out display technology. These foldable displays will not even enter production till 2018, so you can forget about those dreams of playing with a flexible phone any time soon. " via First Post

Chinese panel makers top over 1M units in quarterly shipments for AMOLED smartphone displays " Chinese panel manufacturers shipped more than one million AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) smartphone displays for the first time in the third quarter of 2016. While the Chinese makers only make up less than 2 percent of the AMOLED smartphone panel market in terms of shipments, hitting the one million unit mark in a quarter shows significant improvements " via Electro IQ

iPhone 8’s OLED display may be best ever " It seems that all the ducks are lining up for an iPhone 8 next year (or in 2018) that will definitely sport an OLED screen rather than an LCD one. At least that seems to be the atmosphere among component suppliers that are girding up their loins for a drought in the coming months until Apple starts the engines for the 2017 iPhone model. " via Slash Gear

This electronic diffusion panel could light up the photography lighting market Traditional diffusers soften the light, reducing the darkness of the shadows. Swapping out the entire diffuser or adding gels will change how intense that softening effect is, but with Active Diffusion, diffusion is adjusted at the press of a button — err, rather, the turn of a dial. via Digital Trends

Rivals Samsung and LG head toward an unlikely alliance " SEOUL A possible partnership between longtime rivals Samsung Electronics and LG group could mark a new chapter in South Korean industry and spell trouble for Japanese electronics companies. " via Nikkei

Samsung’s next launch could be smartwatch with foldable display The South Korea tech giant Samsung is already rumoured to unveil foldable smartphones next year, and now it is said to be working on smartwatch with foldable display as well. via Deccan Chronicle

Minuscule amounts of impurities in vacuum greatly affecting OLED lifetime " Reproducibility is a necessity for science but has often eluded researchers studying the lifetime of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Recent research from Japan sheds new light on why: impurities present in the vacuum chamber during fabrication but in amounts so small that they are easily overlooked. " via Science Daily

Synaptics, Incorporated Talks OLED Versus LCD Tech " Most of the smartphones shipped today incorporate liquid crystal displays (LCDs). However, there has been a trend toward displays using a different technology called organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) at the high end of the smartphone market. " via Fool

Sharp To Stop Providing LCD Panels To Samsung Starting Next Year: Report " Samsung has long outsourced a sizable percentage of its liquid crystal display (LCD) panels from sharp, but this may come to a halt soon, according to reports. Sharp has reportedly given Samsung a heads-up that its supply of LCD panels for the South Korean electronics company will stop beginning next year. " via Tech Times

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Friday
Oct282016

Display Technology News Roundup 10.28.2016

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Is this the world’s smallest touchscreen phone? " Mini things are fun. Sorry, I’m not willing to hear your counterpoint. So going with that indisputable fact, tiny gadgets are great, too, especially tiny phones. You thought Apple’s iPhone SE marked the return of bb phones? You might want to sit down. I have news. There’s a smaller phone. Maybe the smallest touchscreen phone ever? The Vphone S8 has a 1.54-inch display and one button. " via The Verge

Some Machines Are Flipping Votes, But That Doesn't Mean They're Rigged " Vote flipping. The stories and conspiracy theories have begun. In every recent election, there have been reports of voters pressing one candidate's name on a touch-screen machine, only to have the opponent's name light up instead. It can be unnerving for voters and often leads to allegations that the machines have been "rigged" to favor one candidate over another." via National Public Radio

Apple’s Touch Bar is their foray into touchscreen MacBooks, without having to go all in Apple has put a small touch screen bar atop their keyboard as a way of dipping their toes in the water of touchscreen display experiences without diving in head first. via 9to5 Mac

Think Apple’s Touch Bar is neat? Then you’ll love Microsoft’s ‘Adaptive Keyboard’ The underlying concept is impressively similar to Apple's new touch bar, but comes at a slightly bigger size allowing for more capabilities. Applications being run on the computer can output usage data, statistics, and new interactions to the Adaptive Keyboard. via Digital Trends

Samsung To Invest $24 Billion In Curved Panels, Flash Memory " Samsung’s semiconductor and display businesses are performing very well, and apparently, the company is now preparing for an even higher demand for these types of components. According to a new report from South Korean media outlet The Korea Herald citing a recent announcement from Samsung Electronics, the company intends to make a record 27 trillion won investment. " via Android Headlines

LG Introduces New UltraFine 4K and 5K Monitors Two new UltraFine series monitors, the UltraFine 21.5 and the UltraFine 27, are set to feature high resolutions of 4096 x 2304 and 5120 x 2880 respectively. via Anand Tech

iPhone 8 to have edge-to-edge display: When and what to expect from Apple's 2017 flagship " Rumors state new specs and hardware that will change people's views of the iPhone as it is now. There could be a change in the display as well as the charging mode. Even with the recent release of Apple's iPhone 7 just last month, its successor, iPhone 8, is already gaining some attention and popularity among consumers. " via HNGN

Nintendo Switch Reportedly Features Multi-Touch 6.2-Inch 720p Screen " When the Nintendo Switch trailer was released last week, it may have raised even more questions as Nintendo didn’t confirm most of its features. Now, new information has surfaced online detailing the upcoming hybrid console’s screen size and resolution. " via International Business TImes

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Friday
Oct072016

Display Technology News Roundup 10.7.2016

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Sharp made this ultra-hot phone display with actual curved corners " Sharp has a knack for making phone displays with tiny bezels, as seen in the US a couple of years ago with the Aquos Crystal, but the company has upped its game in a big way and I want this display on a phone immediately. This concept is called the Corner R and uses the company's Free-Form Display technology, which enables IGZO LCD panels to be cut into various shapes. " via The Verge

Do touch screens enhance fine motor skills in toddlers? " A recent study suggests that early touch screen use in particular actively scrolling the screen correlates with increased fine motor control in toddlers. The American Academy of Pediatrics, however, advises that children should not be exposed to any screens, including touch screens, before the age of two. Despite the guidelines, many toddlers in reality use touch screens from a very early age. " via Deccan Chronicle

Credit card with fraud-busting display " A credit card with a digital display that randomly generates a security code is being launched as a way of combating fraud. Oberthur Technologies is currently in discussions with UK banks about rolling out the technology and will have cards 'in the hands' of consumers in France by the end of the year. " via BBC

LG files for patent application of foldable, transparent touchscreen " LG may not push through with the curved edge screen for its next LG G6 flagship phone but the other South Korean tech giant is looking at new technologies for the smartphone. After the curved display, OEMs like Samsung and Lenovo have been working on foldable and flexible displays that may be used for future mobile devices. " via Android Community

Sony Announces a6500 Mirrorless Camera with Touchscreen and 5-Axis Image Stabilization " Today Sony announced a new addition to their APS-C E-mount camera line, the a6500. This 24.2-megapixel camera takes over as the flagship model for Sony's crop sensor interchangeable lens system bodies. " via Fstoppers

Solution: ‘Time Through an LCD Display’ " Our September Insights puzzle features a toy model universe inspired by the kinds of serious models discussed by experts in the Time in Cosmology conference. This toy universe consisted of a 5-by-6 grid of nodes featuring a seven-segment LCD display of the number 8 at its center. The idea was to explore the concepts of time and entropy mixed in with an idea inspired by Darwinian natural selection, called stratified stability. " via Eater

Panasonic reveals the 'invisible' TV: Prototype OLED screen turns into transparent glass when not in use " At first glance, it looks like a glass pane in a sliding door, but with a push of a button or wave of a hand a television screen instantly appears. Panasonic has been improving its transparent television since unveiling it at the Consumer Electronics Show, with the goal of making it completely invisible. " via DailyMail

APPLE AND SHARP MEETING UP OVER OLED SCREENS FOR IPHONE 8 " Recently we heard that Sharp is now planning to spend more than $566 million on OLED screen technology. One wonders why it is so keen in this investment well our recent sources tell us that Apple is gearing up Sharp to be its key supplier for OLED screens to be used in its future iPhones. " via I4U News

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Wednesday
Sep282016

Display Technology News Roundup 9.28.16

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Can Graphene OLEDs Bring Flexible Displays to the Consumer Market? " Recently researchers in South Korea have published their work on a new OLED stack in the NPG Asia Materials journal. This new OLED is not only ultra-flexible but is also extremely efficient. " via All About Circuits

LED TVs May Cost More as Display Panels Get Dearer " Prices of LED televisions with screen sizes up to 42 inches are set to increase by 5-8 per cent as early as next month, when festive season sales start picking up. Manufacturers blame a 25-30 per cent price hike of display panels, the main component for these televisions, due to lower supply in this category since global demand has shifted to larger screen sizes - of 48 inches and above. " via IndiaTimes

Stagnant flat panel market masked by China growth " The global commercial flat panel display market recorded shipments of 855,000 units in Q2 2016, which constitutes a year-on-year (YoY) increase of 17%. However, the growth can be attributed mainly to the LCD videowall market as a result of rising demand from the security industry in China. " via Installation International

AOC's 1440p Agon gaming monitors arrive in the US " AOC has brought two of its compelling Agon gaming monitors, the AG271QX and AG271QG, to the United States this week. Both are 27-inch 1440p displays that focus on low latency, packing adaptive sync technology and high maximum refresh rates. " via Techspot

Sharp sticks with LCD for high-end devices " Japanese manufacturer Sharp will continue to using LCD (liquid crystal display) screen technology for its high-end TV panels, bucking a trend to move to OLED (organic light-emitting diode) among its competitors, especially the South Korean manufacturers. According to Sharp Indonesia general manager Haruhiko Sano, the LCD screen still is still a good choice for 8K TV, as OLED screens still have a durability issue. " via The Jakarta Post

The McDonald's of the Future Has Table Service and Touch-Screen Ordering " The so-called "McDonald’s of the Future" is entirely unlike a traditional fast food restaurant (and is just one of a handful currently being tested in New York, Florida, California, and Chicago). At the newest location in Chicago, fluorescent lighting and grease-splattered walls are replaced with modern split counters and an expanded line of baked goods; the usual counter staff is there, but so are a handful of shiny new touch-screen kiosks. Customers can personalize their orders, too, by selecting a bun, a protein and adding different toppings: maple bacon, Dijon mustard, and grilled onions. " via Eater

Coming soon: Touchless touch screen " Small Finnish tech firm Ixonos said it has agreed to develop the world’s first holographic touchless touch screen together with US firm Provision Interactive Technologies. " via Arctic Startup

Silver Nanowires and Graphene Join Forces for Touch Screen Displays " The field of nanomaterials vying to replace indium tin oxide (ITO) as the transparent conductor that controls display pixels in touch screen displays is getting crowded. We’ve seen materials including carbon nanotubes, silver nanowires, and graphene promoted as the heir apparent for this application. Now, researchers at the University of Sussex in England have introduced a strong contender into the battle to replace indium tin oxide: a hybrid material consisting of silver nanowires that are linked together with graphene. " via IEEE Spectrum

Touch screens utilize electron flow for user experience " There are many different types of touch-screens. The technology varies between devices and manufacturers, and many factors ultimately determine which version is chosen. Nevertheless, they all detect the same thing: user stimulus. There are three main types of touch screens: capacitive, resistive, and super acoustic. This article discusses capacitive touch screens, because that is what almost all mainstream smartphones use. " via The Tartan

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Thursday
Sep012016

Display Technology News Roundup 9.1.2016

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Playing 'Fruit Ninja' and surfing the web on a kitchen table is awesome " Sony introduced the Xperia Projector at Mobile World Congress in February, but only showed off its proprietary software. At IFA 2016, Sony revealed it could also project Android apps — any Android app. The projector is capable of beaming touchable projection up to 21-inches in size onto any surface and has a built-in camera for video conferencing. " via Mashable

Cadillac Escala concept car uses super-bright OLED displays " Of interest to the technically inclined is the instrument panel and dashboard displays: They’re big (as is the rest of the car) and they’re made of curved OLED panels. " via ExtremeTech

Philips' new OLED TV has built-in, super colorful ambient lighting " If you've been waiting your whole life for a TV that offers a 4K resolution, an OLED panel and Philips' funky Ambilight technology, you're going to love TP Vision's newest 55-inch set. The company is well-known for making Philips-branded TVs, and has gone a step further for its first model by integrating the ambient color-changing technology into the set too. " via Engadget

What the Tech: Apple Being Sued Over 'Touchscreen disease' " What good is a phone if the touchscreen doesn't work? That's the question many iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners are asking as their touchscreens stopped working, turning their expensive iPhones into nothing more than a paperweight. Dubbed "touchscreen disease", the issue has prompted a class action lawsuit that demands Apple replace damaged devices at no cost to the owners. " via TexomasHomepage

LESS PHONE, MORE TOUCHSCREEN! " What’s better than a phone with a curved screen? A phone with screens everywhere! What’s better than having to wear a fitness tracking device to check your medical stats? Having a phone who’s camera can perform a pretty decent bio-scan to check up on your health! " via Yanko Design

Samsung brings quantum dots to its curved gaming monitors " Samsung has announced a trio of high-end curved gaming monitors that brings its quantum dot technology to the masses. There are two devices, the CFG70, which is available in 24-and-27-inch sizes, as well as a super premium CF791 that packs a 34-inch, 3,440 x 1,400 display. " via Engadget

You can buy a laptop with an OLED screen now, but should you? " The technology in your laptop’s display hasn’t changed over the last several decades. With the exception of a few very early models from the 1980s, they’ve generally relied on LCD panels. That was to their benefit for many years, but it’s recently become a drag. The problem? LCDs need a backlight, and it can't be turned off completely. " via Digital Trends

Samsung Display teams up with Chinese firms on curved panels " Samsung Display Co. said Wednesday that it has formed an alliance with its sister company Samsung Electronics, and Chinese TV and panel manufacturers to further cooperate on expanding the curved panel industry. The agreement was made at a forum held by Samsung Display and the Congressional-Executive Commission on China in Beijing on Tuesday, the company said." via Korea Herald

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