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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

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

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
Aug282018

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 08.28.18

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Apple may unveil largest-ever iPhone with crisper OLED screen and major software upgrade "There’ll be a new high-end iPhone, internally dubbed D33, with a display that measures about 6.5-inch diagonally ... That would make it the largest iPhone by far and one of the biggest mainstream phones on the market. via The Economic Times

Panasonic joins effort to license out low-cost OLED panel making process "The unlisted affiliate, JOLED Inc, is in talks with several global panel producers to license its printing process for OLED panels, where organic colour materials are deposited onto glass substrates in a way similar to ink-jet printing." via Money Control

Quantum Dots: Liquid-state quantum dot white LEDs have high luminous efficiency "...quantum-dot(QD) based white LEDs that exhibit a record luminous efficiency of 105 lm/W for green/blue light generation and 64 lm/W for red-green-blue (RGB) light generation. With further development, the new LEDs could reach efficiencies over 200 lm/W..." via LaserFocusWorld

Quantum Dot LED Development Achieves Milestone of Exceeding One Year On-time Test "With its unique characteristics for lighting, the implementation of quantum dots with LEDs has enhanced the efficiency and performance of LED display and lighting." via LED Inside

AUO to unveil 12.1-inch full-color TFT-driven micro LED display "AUO claimed it is the world's first to have successfully developed the highest resolution full-color TFT-driven micro LED display technology." via DigiTimes

Tuesday
Aug282018

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 08.28.18

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Apple may unveil largest-ever iPhone with crisper OLED screen and major software upgrade "There’ll be a new high-end iPhone, internally dubbed D33, with a display that measures about 6.5-inch diagonally ... That would make it the largest iPhone by far and one of the biggest mainstream phones on the market. via The Economic Times

Panasonic joins effort to license out low-cost OLED panel making process "The unlisted affiliate, JOLED Inc, is in talks with several global panel producers to license its printing process for OLED panels, where organic colour materials are deposited onto glass substrates in a way similar to ink-jet printing." via Money Control

Quantum Dots: Liquid-state quantum dot white LEDs have high luminous efficiency "...quantum-dot(QD) based white LEDs that exhibit a record luminous efficiency of 105 lm/W for green/blue light generation and 64 lm/W for red-green-blue (RGB) light generation. With further development, the new LEDs could reach efficiencies over 200 lm/W..." via LaserFocusWorld

Quantum Dot LED Development Achieves Milestone of Exceeding One Year On-time Test "With its unique characteristics for lighting, the implementation of quantum dots with LEDs has enhanced the efficiency and performance of LED display and lighting." via LED Inside

AUO to unveil 12.1-inch full-color TFT-driven micro LED display "AUO claimed it is the world's first to have successfully developed the highest resolution full-color TFT-driven micro LED display technology." via DigiTimes

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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Display Alliance is sponsored by Smarter Glass ( www.smarterglass.com ) , a leading distributor and solutions provider with nearly 15 years specializing in the global LCD display industry and PCAP touchscreens. This blog is an open resource for the display industry and welcomes content and sponsorship from readers. Contact us to discuss how we can work together on Display Alliance.

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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Display Alliance is sponsored by Smarter Glass ( www.smarterglass.com ) , a leading distributor and solutions provider with nearly 15 years specializing in the global LCD display industry and PCAP touchscreens. This blog is an open resource for the display industry and welcomes content and sponsorship from readers. Contact us to discuss how we can work together on Display Alliance.

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