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Royole, a startup established in the US in 2012, unveils their first prototype, a 0.01 mm thick (thin?) flexible AMOLED prototype (which they say is the thinnest ever). Here's a video showing the display in action, it's really cool how it flaps in the wind:
The company develops flexible…
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Konica Minolta announced they started construction of a roll-to-roll flexible OLED lighting production fab. The fab will be ready by the fall of 2014 and will be able to produce a million panels each month. KM will make flexible (plastic based) OLED panels - both white and color tunable.
This is a dramatic announcement for OLED lighting and may finally kickstart the OLED lighting market:…
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StoreDot is an Israeli start-up company that developed a way to make bio-quantum-dots based on peptides. This technology could revolutionize displays, batteries and memory devices.
The company unveiled their technology just now. Following a large ($6 million) investment by a large Asian display maker, they hope to commercialize a bio-LED display by 2017 to compete with OLEDs:…
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Verbatim's Velve is the world's first (and only) color-tunable OLED lighting panels. They sent us a sample panel for review, and it's pretty neat:
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The Fraunhofer Institute in Germany have started to produce and ship transparent OLED lighting panels, the first in the world. They also offer structured and "regular" opaque OLED panels. They sent us 3 samples, and we go hands on. Check out these cool panels - the future of lighting:…
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Philips released a new roadmap for their OLED lighting products. The company decided to split its OLED offering into two families - one for decorative lighting and one for performance lighting. By 2018, Philips sees transparent, flexible 1x1 meter panels.
The performance family isn't reflective or transparent, and will remain rigid even in 2018. But Philips plans to reach 130 lm/W by 2018 (even more efficient than current LEDs), an intensity of over 5,000 cd/m2 and a CRI of over…
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We just got word from LG Chem that the company finished development of their first OLED lighting panel, and have started mass production. The "type 1" panel, or the LG-OLED-041 is a 100x100 mm square panel that features 4,000K, CRI>80, 45 lm/W and 10,000 hours lifetime (LT70) at 3,000 nits. The active emitting panel is 90x90 mm, and the whole panel is 2.44 mm thick (including the optical film and PCB. The OLED itself is 1.84 mm).
LG Chem is already developing the 2nd generation…
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Japan's Tazmo has developed a new flexible Inorganic LED panel that is quite efficient at 30 lm/W. Tazmo is using a coating process - which is easily adapter for I-LEDs as they have a simpler element structure when compared to OLEDs.
The new panel is A4 in size (210x297mm) and can easily be bent. I-LED is different from LEDs as they use the EL (electroluminescence) phenomenon. We do not know how close to commercialization this is:…
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Japan's Oji Paper developed a new microfabrication technology that can be used to enhance the light extraction efficiency of OLEDs. The idea is to use microparticle coating to form a regular pattern that is several-nanometer-wide on the surface of the metal part of the negative electrode in an OLED panel. The nanostructure turns the plasmon energy (that is sometimes released from an OLED) into light.
Oji paper says that this technology was used to improve a red OLED's light…
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We posted an interview with Dr. Ulrich Eisele, head of OSRAM's OLED unit. OSRAM is developing and selling OLED lighting panels, and have recently shown some interesting developments (such as a 87 lm/w OLED and a 32 lm/W flexible OLED panel).
We discuss OLED technology and OSRAM's OLED program plans:…
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Blackbody's V-LUX is an OLED desk lamp - released just a few weeks ago. We got the first pre-production unit to leave the company, and posted a review, complete with videos of photos. These OLED lamps are the first sub-$1,000 lamps available (together with Lumiotec's Hanger and Vanity lamps). The OLEDs are cool and thin... but is it worth almost 600 euroes?…
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