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Entries in LCD (76)

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

Tuesday
Oct092018

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 10.09.18

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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

New LCD Panel Recycling System Reduces Risk and Waste "Research Institute (ITRI) are working to change that, developing a new LCD Waste Recycling System that is cost-effective, does not produce any waste and will allow manufacturers to save and reuse some of the valuable heavy metals used to create LCD panels. " via R&D Magazine

Photocentric: Using LCD Screens for Resin-Based 3D Printing "... Photocentric is totally focused on powering 3D printing using the illumination from LCD screens, mostly from the visible part of the spectrum, which is required when it comes to visual display screens. This could be the future of industrial 3D printing someday." via 3DPrint.com

Netgear Acquires Meural And Plans To Add A WiFi Router Into The Digital Frame "Netgear ... confirmed to me that the San Jose, Calif-based networking company just acquired Meural, the maker of a gesture-controlled WiFi-connected digital frame that displays classic works of art, photography or your own photos." via Forbes

AUO Begins Shipment of Its Mini LED Panels and Expects Revenue Boost with High-end Products "As for its Mini LED products, Peng said the company is ready to mass produce both active matrix and passive matrix Mini LED products." via LEDinside

Thursday
Sep272018

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 09.27.18

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The difference between OLED and LCD in the iPhone XS and XR "The XS models both have 458 pixel-per-inch (ppi) displays. The XR has a 326ppi display. In other words, the XS devices have higher resolution displays ... the XS models have significantly higher contrast ratios." via MobileSyrup

Nubia’s wearable smartphone is a preview of our flexible OLED future "The most interesting prototype at IFA this year was the Nubia Alpha, an Android-based device the company bills as a “wearable smartphone.”" via The Verge

Phones with flapping, folding screens are closer than you think "...a small company based in Fremont, California named Royole ... has developed superthin OLED displays, about 0.01-millimeter thick, which flex, fold and even flap in the wind." via C|Net

CYNORA Presents the Status of the Blue TADF Technology for Displays at the OLEDs World Summit 2018 "CYNORA is leading the development of a new technology: TADF. CYNORA is the first company to demonstrate high-efficiency deep-blue materials for OLED display, which can solve the current blue problem." via Business Wire

Trump's Asian tech tycoon pals feel strains of trade war "Foxconn Technology Group, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry, has confirmed a Nikkei Asian Review report that it will scale back the initial phase of its new LCD factory in the U.S..." via Nikkei Asian Review

Thursday
Sep132018

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 09.13.18

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LG Unveils World's First 8K OLED TV "...LG has become the first brand to officially reveal an 8K TV. What’s more, this 8K debutante is an OLED set, not an LCD TV one..." via Forbes

The Polish startups to look out for in 2018 and beyond "...XTPL is generating a breakthrough technology for ultra-fine printing of a variety of nanomaterials. They are offering cost-effective, non-toxic, flexible, industry adapted solution for the market of displays TFT, LCD, OLED..." via Industry Europe

Apple suppliers wary of trade war "...the whole supply chain would face high import costs for other key components, which would in turn hike up prices and affect product sales in the U.S. ..." via Nikkei Asian Review

Plessey and Jasper Display partner on monolithic microLED displays "...JDC had unveiled the eSP70, a silicon backplane tailored to drive microLED devices. The full colour capable active matrix backplane features a resolution of 1920x1080, a pixel pitch of 8µm..." via eeNews Europe

Sanan Optoelectronics to Set up Micro LED Capacity in 2019 "...Sanan Opto has reported its partnership with Samsung in developing Micro LED display technology earlier this year and the company has applied for 27 patents related to Micro LED technology..." via LEDinside

Tuesday
Aug142018

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 08.14.18

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Apple Soon Could Get Yet Another OLED Supplier "BOE Technology, a Chinese display manufacturer, is trying to make the cut as an OLED display vendor to Apple...the earliest BOE could supply the OLED screens would be from 2020..." via The Motley Fool

New TFT technology could replace LTPS for OLED, LCD, and solar devices "Blue Wave Semiconductor ... , has patented new thin-film-transistor (TFT) technology that will increase efficiency and luminance while decreasing cost for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), active-matrix OLEDs (AMOLEDs), and liquid-crystal device (LCD)" via LaserFocusWorld

Samsung to resume production at A4 OLED plant "...Samsung has recently inked a supply deal with a new Chinese client for its on-screen touch display, called Y-OCTA that has thus far been supplied to Samsung Electronics only. The monthly production capacity of the A4 is 30,000 units of the sixth-generation OLED panels. " via The Investor (The Korea Herald)

There may soon be a third major player in the OLED screen business "...Sharp announced recently that it started mass production of OLED displays for smartphones. For the time being the production capacity will be only for its own Aquos smartphones..." via Phone Arena

US Tariffs Adds Financial Pressure to Foreign Manufacturers in China, Pushing Them to Leave "'...Companies are saying that the scare of these tariffs has decreased the incentives to manufacture in China,' Resnick said. He added that many companies have been leaving China anyway, as labor costs for lower-skill labor are currently cheaper in places like India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Philippines, and Mexico." via The Epoch Times

Thursday
Aug022018

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 08.02.18

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Summer School for Buyers: OLED Displays "...we’ll do a quick recap of how Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology works and how the technology has and will evolve to help buyers..." via EBN

Sony Unveils Groundbreaking New OLED And LCD TVs "...Sony has focused on removing LCD’s three main weaknesses ... ‘X-Wide Angle’ ... let[s] you watch ... from almost any angle ... contrast issues ... are tackled by ... direct lighting and extreme local dimming ... motion flaws are addressed by ... the X-Motion Clarity system..." via Forbes

LG embarrasses with OLED burn-in at SID tradeshow "The TV was turned on for eight hours a day during the tradeshow and showed signs of burn-in at its top right corner immediately on ... the first day of the three-day tradeshow..." via ZDNet

OLEDs for smartphones expected to overtake LCDs "The OLED panel market is expected to continue to grow, with the share is expected to reach 73 percent in 2025." via Korea Times

Samsung demonstrates an "unbreakable" OLED display "...flexible plastic-based OLED displays in smartphones are usually protected by a glass cover. This one has a sturdy plastic cover." via flatpanelshd

Tuesday
Jul172018

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 07.17.18

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LG Producing Panels For 6.5-inch OLED iPhone 11 Plus, 6.1-inch LCD iPhone "...LG is shipping both OLED and LCD panels for the next-generation iPhones in the second half of this year. No specific date was mentioned, but the outlets stated that LG Display has already signed a deal with Apple so production for the panels will surely start soon..." via International Business Times

High Dynamic Range: The quest for greater image realism "... HDR can potentially deliver a bigger impact on image quality than higher resolutions. HDR extends the range of displayed contrast much closer to reality -- far beyond the range we're used to for TV and computer displays..." via ZDNet

Huawei Mate 20 Pro to feature curved OLED screen, in-display fingerprint sensor: Report "...In addition to the curved OLED screen, the Mate 20 is also said to be coming with an in-display fingerprint sensor. This would make it the first Huawei smartphone to come with such feature..." via BGR

Innolux Pushes Mini LED Application against OLED "...AM Mini LED offered high brightness and contrast ratio comparable with OLED and Innolux has been boosting the application of AM Mini LED..." via LEDInside

LG files for 'True µLED', 'QµLED' and 'MμLED' trademarks "...LG Electronics has filed for 3 trademarks relating to microLED display technology as the company is rumored to be planning to unveil its first microLED TV at the IFA 2018 show in Berlin..." via Flat Panels HD

Thursday
Jul052018

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 07.05.18

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Chinese Regime Laying Siege to Global Screen-Making Industry "South Korean prosecutors announced that it indicted seven individuals—six Korean nationals and one Chinese national surnamed Li—for violating South Korea’s Industrial Technology Protection Act while attempting to pass on core OLED technology to an unnamed Chinese OLED company..." via The Epoch Times

Apple's screen solutions threaten suppliers' security "Apple's decision to stick with cheaper LCD screens creates further uncertainty for its screen suppliers, many of whom have already suffered a hit from the tech giant's efforts to manufacture its own screens." via Supply Chain Dive

LG Display to open China OLED plant "The South Korean display maker will manufacture 130,000 OLED plates (which are divided into screens) each month once it gets China's go-ahead for the expansion of the plant, according to Kang In Byeong, LG Display's chief technology officer." via The Business Times

Samsung reportedly working on quantum dot OLED TV hybrid "By using only one color/material of OLED, the manufacturing costs go way down since it's easier to manufacture ... QDs have nearly 100% efficiency, significantly better than filters, so in theory the hybrid TVs will be much brighter." via CNet

US-China trade war threats prompt Taiwan firms to consider moving away from mainland "Taiwanese businesses are weighing up whether to move manufacturing operations from the Chinese mainland if the US trade dispute worsens." via South China Morning Post

Thursday
Jun212018

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 06.21.18

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LG Display to Stay Reliant on LCDs Even as Phones Shift to OLED "...LG Display Co. is predicting that liquid-crystal displays will generate most of its overall sales through next year even as it pushes to provide Apple with an alternative to Samsung Electronics Co. when it comes to smaller OLED..." via Bloomberg

LG Display braces for hard times on fiercer competition from China "...LG Display is apparently having a rough time as budget Chinese panel makers are saturating the display market ... The company also declared it will focus more on the organic light-emitting diode (OLED) business..." via The Korea Times

Circular LCD Enhances Smart Home & Medical Devices "...The Tianma Group has developed a true circular 5-inch LCD for smart home and high-end medical applications. The full active display features resolution and contrast ratio performance that rivals that of OLED displays..." via Sensors Mag

Flexible blue vertical micro LEDs "...To widely commercialize micro LEDs for mobile and TV displays, the transfer method of thin film micro LEDs requires a one-time transfer of one million LEDs. In addition, highly efficient thin-film blue micro LED is crucial for a full-color display..." via Science Daily

ITRI developing micro LED applications "...For small-size displays, ITRI is developing a 0.55-inch display made from single-light micro LED chips of 10-micron in size based on a silicon substrate at a pixel pitch of 12.8-micron, with the display to be used in AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) devices..." via DigiTimes

Thursday
Jun072018

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 06.07.18

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Vuzix AR glasses to feature Plessey's microLEDs "...Vuzix president and CEO Paul Travers described the microLED technology as potentially a “major enabler” of the future of augmented reality. He said that as well as delivering high-efficiency, low-power and small-size illumination capabilities, the very high level of luminescence delivered would lead to sleeker form factors..." via Optics.Org

Ultrastable Films Could Boost OLED Performance "...A research team from Spain and Germany has now offered a surprisingly simple way to boost both OLED efficiency and stability by 15 percent or possibly much more, across a range of OLED devices and without a change in materials or device architecture..." via Optics & Photonics News

LG switches airport OLED to LCD amid burn-in row "...LG attempted to install a new OLED TV in its place but opted for a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) model ... instead. It was not confident in solving the fundamental issue of burn-in by replacing it with another OLED..." via ZDNet

LG Display to Stay Reliant on LCDs Even as Phones Shift to OLED "...While LG Display carved out a strong position in large OLED screens, such as those for TVs, Samsung bet big on the market for smaller sizes and now dominates output for mobiles and secured all the orders for the most advanced iPhone..." via Bloomberg

Corning opens world's largest LCD substrate facility "...The factory has been opened to build the largest LCD substrates in the world, suitable for building 75" displays more economically than the smaller competition..." via bit-tech

Thursday
May242018

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 05.24.2018

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LG unveiled a translucent, rollable OLED so big you could use it as a blanket "...Combining its transparent and rollable OLED display technologies, especially in a display this size, shows that LG is making great progress..." via Digital Trends

TCL, world’s third-largest television maker, to build US$6.71 billion screen factory in Shenzhen "... The new production line ... will produce and sell 65-inch, 70-inch and 75-inch 8K resolution screens, as well as 65-inch and 75-inch OLED television screens..." via South China Morning Post

Could this year’s LCD iPhone use a new type of OLED-like LCD developed by LG? "...Apple might use a new type of LCD technology, known as Full Active LCD, which allow extremely small bezels..." via 9 to 5 Mac

The future of lightweight, unbreakable and low-power LCD and OLED displays "SmartKem is the market leader in the design, synthesis and supply of organic semiconductors for the manufacture of a new generation of lightweight, unbreakable and low-power LCD and OLED displays on both glass and plastic." via The Telegraph

AUO's Micro LED Honored with 2018 SID Best in Show Award "AUO has successfully developed the world’s highest resolution and full color TFT driven 8-inch micro LED display and debuted the technology on the exhibit floor at Display Week 2018..." via CTimes

Tuesday
May082018

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 05.08.18

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The future of lightweight, unbreakable and low-power LCD and OLED displays "...SmartKem is the market leader in the design, synthesis and supply of organic semiconductors for the manufacture of a new generation of lightweight, unbreakable and low-power LCD and OLED displays..." via The Telegraph

LG OLED burn-in at Incheon Airport reignites controversy "LG's only months-old 2018-model OLED TV installed at Incheon International Airport has shown signs of burn-in..." via ZDNet

How Samsung fell behind Sony and LG in the premium TV market "...[Samsung’s Corporate Strategy Office] made a suggestion that it would be more profitable to focus on LCDs than switching to less-proven OLED..." via Reuters

Mini LED set to compete with OLED in large-size TV arena "...some manufacturers have focused on the development of Mini LED, whose architecture is similar to that of current LED backlight in LCD displays, and that it is all set to face direct competition from OLED in the sector of consumer electronics such as smartphones and TV..." via Rapid TV News

Foxconn may become largest shareholder of Epileds "...Foxconn Electronics, ... Innolux, AOT and Japan-based Sharp have acquired the whole ownership of eLux, a US-based startup specialized in micro LED mass transfer technology. Epileds and Epistar are the only Taiwan-based LED firms that have RGB technological capability..." via DIGITIMES

Tuesday
Apr242018

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 04.24.18

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Aluminium oxide-capped MoS2 transistors for ultrathin OLED displays "...a team of South Korean researchers from Yonsei University, and Chung-Ang University propose a novel ultrathin transistor architecture with drastically increased charge mobility, which could be used for transparent flexible OLED displays..." via EE News Europe

Rumours Claim Samsung's Folding Phone Will Have Three OLED Panels "...Samsung has developed a prototype model with three 3.5-inch OLED panels. Two of those combine to create a single 7-inch display when unfolded..." via Gizmodo UK

HKC ramping LCD panel capacity aggressively "...The Mianyang plant will roll out small- to medium-size IPS panels for handset, wearable and automotive applications, as well as large-size applications for TVs and monitors..." via DIGITIMES Inc.

Samsung Researching Possibility of Combining Quantum Dot Technology with Micro LED TVs "...when applying quantum dot technology to Micro LED TVs, the firm must use a very high level technology to put QD onto micron-scale LEDs. It needs different materials for the epitaxial growths of red, green, and blue Micro LEDs..." via LED Inside

Read all about it: OLED now embedded in print material "...It is yet another example of how flexible OLEDs ... are intended to broaden lighting's reach well beyond traditional form factors. In another recent instance, Germany's Fraunhofer FEP showed a flexible OLED wristband and suggested it could be used for medical purposes..." via LEDs Magazine

Monday
Apr092018

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 04.09.18

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Flexi-LCD design could revolutionise printed media "Optoelectronic engineers in China say they have manufactured a special type of liquid crystal display (LCD) that is paper-thin, flexible, light and tough..." via New Electronics

Trump administration targets $50 billion in Chinese electronics, aerospace and machinery goods with tariffs "... Trump’s latest protectionist move threatens to upend global supply chains for corporations such as Apple and Dell, raise prices for American consumers who have grown accustomed to inexpensive electronics..." via Washington Post

Seren Targets MicroLED Display Markets "... But importantly, it comes at a time when Apple, Sony and many more along the supply chain, are eyeballing technologies that can deliver the spectacularly high resolution, high brightness, low power micro-LED screens that the display industry craves..." via Compound Semiconductor

Apple in talks with PlayNitride to secure MicroLED supply for Apple Watch "... Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology approving a PlayNitride application to invest $17.1 million in new facilities at Hsinchu Science Park, where it will produce MicroLEDs, panels, and display modules..." via Apple Insider

OLED is More Competitive in Smartphone Market, Mini LED Should Target at Niche Market "...in the more profitable niche markets where the gross profits are high, the costs are not a priority for vendors. Therefore, Mini LED has higher chance to be adopted in the niche markets..." via CTimes

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
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