Back in November 2010 we reported about a new phone by Lenovo which uses a transparent display called the S-800. We thought it might be a transparent OLED, but we weren't sure. Today Dialog Semiconductor reveals that they supplied the driver IC to that phone, and indeed it's a transparent PMOLED. Hopefully the S-800 will actually launch soon, unlike the Samsung IceTouch MP3 player.
The display itself is probably made by TDK - which has been showing transparent PMOLEDs back in October… Continue
Added by TINC on April 21, 2011 at 7:00pm —
Researchers discovered that using chlorine can drastically reduce OLED device complexity and improve its efficiency. In fact in their tests, the efficiency more than doubled at very high brightness.
The idea is to add a one-atom thick sheet of chlorine on the ITO electrode used in OLEDs. This can make the electrode a more efficient electrical transport - and so there's no need for a 'transport' layer as used in current designs.… Continue
Added by TINC on April 16, 2011 at 12:19am —
Lumiotec started mass producing OLED panels - and they are the first company to do so. They make 60,000 to 240,000 panels a year now. They offers new shapes, sizes and better panels. They also cut the price from around €700 to €260 for a large square-panel.
The company is also showing some neat new OLED lighting designs:… Continue
Added by TINC on April 13, 2011 at 9:13pm —
Check out this beautiful video showing Verbatim's Velve OLED lighting installations at the design library in Milan, Italy. Verbatim is showing some pretty neat design ideas, and of course the changing colors of the OLEDs are great: http://www.oled-info.com/verbatim-shows-their-velve-color-tunable-oled-lighting
Added by TINC on April 12, 2011 at 9:28pm —
The European OLED100.eu project developed a new OLED lighting panel that is the largest to date: a 33x33cm2 panel. The new panel offer 25lm/W at 1000 cd/m2 luminance. This relatively good efficiency was achieved using ou-coupling and an efficient RGB OLED stack. The panels were fabricated at the Gen-2 line at the Fraunhofer IPMS:… Continue
Added by TINC on April 7, 2011 at 9:49pm —
The Fraunhofer Institute announced their bidirectional OLED on CMOS microdisplay back in 2009. The idea is to have an OLED display and a camera on the same chip by integrating photodiodes between the OLED pixels. On March 22rd (at the Smart Systems Integration 2011 exhibition in Dresden, Germany) they will demo the system for the first time. One of the possible applications for such a bi-directional display is interactive data glasses:… Continue
Added by TINC on March 16, 2011 at 9:19pm —
LG Display has started to install equipment in their upcomnig 8-Gen OLED production line that will be able to produce 72,000 55" OLED TV panels in a month. Mass production is expected by the end of 2011.
It turns out that those OLED TVs will actually be white-OLED (phosphorescent based) with color filters - or actually OLED-backlit LCDs and not 'true OLED' TVs (in which each pixel is 3 RGB OLED subpixels). LG's OLED-LCD TVs will boast 400ppi and will have better brightness and… Continue
Added by TINC on March 16, 2011 at 8:58pm —
Japan's OLED lighting fair started in March 8th, and we got some interesting OLED Lighting news from NEC Lighting, Panasonic, Rohm and others. The most interesting news come from NEC and Panasonic - who both plan to release OLED lighting panels in 2011 (or early 2012) and they use PHOLED materials to achieve relatively high efficiency:… Continue
Added by TINC on March 16, 2011 at 8:49pm —
German design firm Benwirth Licht created a new modular OLED/LED lamp called Cluster+. The lamp uses both LEDs and OLEDs (OSRAM's ORBEOS panels, in fact) to create unique designs. The idea is that you can arrange the lamp in whatever design you want, and so use it as a chandelier, desk lamp, wall lamp and any other arrangement you can think of:… Continue
Added by TINC on February 23, 2011 at 9:17pm —
It turns out that Samsung is not content with the Super AMOLED Plus displays - and are already working on the next-gen AMOLEDs. These will use a laser deposition method (LITI) - which will enable Samsung to make cheaper OLEDs that will have a much higher resolution (over 300ppi). It's also an important step towards OLED TVs commercialization:… Continue
Added by TINC on February 18, 2011 at 11:07pm —
Kaneka announced that it will start accepting orders for OLED lighting panels on March 22nd, 2011 in Japan (and later in April in Europe). Kaneka will offer OLED square panels in give colors (warm white, red, orange, blue and green). The panels will be dimmable (in the range from 1,000cd/m2 to 5,000cd/m2).
Kaneka's OLED panels will cost around ¥2 million (approx $24,000) per square meter - and the company believes that the price will drop to ¥200,000 ($2,400) next year and to ¥50,000… Continue
Added by TINC on February 18, 2011 at 11:05pm —
Back in May 2010 Dupont announced that they can print a a 50-inch OLED TV in under two minutes, using their new printable OLED materials and a custom-made printer from Dai Nippon Screen Manufacturing Co. Today we learned that Dupont estimates that their new OLEDs will be cheaper than LCDs - by about 40%! (Regular OLEDs cost about twice as much as LCDs to manufacture).… Continue
Added by TINC on February 13, 2011 at 9:56pm —
Fujitec is showing cylindrical (tubular) OLED lighting panels. These OLEDs are either blue, red or green, 70mm diameter and 80mm in length. The specifications are not so great currently, but the company hopes to get it better in the future. In the meantime, the panels/tubes look great: http://www.oled-info.com/fujitec-shows-oled-panels-and-manufacturing-equipment
Added by TINC on January 25, 2011 at 8:41pm —
Rohm developed a new (2nd-generation) OLED lighting panel that uses a red phosphorescent material. The new material results in a more efficient device (about 25-30lm/W, up from about 11lm/W). Lumiotec will start producing and selling those panels in a few days - they will be cheaper (¥30,000 per panel, or about $365) than the older panels, and Lumiotec plans to make around 60,000 a year.
Added by TINC on January 20, 2011 at 8:50pm —
Sony published an interesting interview with their display unit team about rollable OLED displays. Back in May (during SID 2010) Sony unveiled a new 4.1" rollable OLED display. In the interview, Dr. Kazumasa Nomoto reveals that Sony's end target is a rollable large-screen OLED TV: "The time will come when the very idea that an enormous black box (TV)was ever placed in rooms will seem strange.".
Sony also discusses the three new technologies that were developed just for this display:… Continue
Added by TINC on January 3, 2011 at 7:59am —
We have published our yearly review of OLED technology. 2010 was the year where OLEDs (and Super-AMOLEDs) made their great breakout with lot's of high-end phones from Samsung, Nokia, Dell, HTC and Google. It was also the year of OLED supply problems, OLED-TV standstill and OLED-Lighting research.
We also write our own predictions for 2011... Hopefully you'll consider this interesting for your readers...…
Added by TINC on December 24, 2010 at 9:00am —
Researchers have shown that a magnetically polarized current can be
manipulated by electric fields. This is the first time that it was shown
how you can proactively control spin with electric fields and could
pave the way towards combining memory and processing power on the same
The interesting part is that this discovery has been made with flexible
organic semiconductors, and so could offer a step-change in the power
efficiency and weight of… Continue
Added by TINC on December 8, 2010 at 11:06pm —
Wintek and TPK will co-produce AMOLED displays. Both companies expect
AMOLEDs to become a mainstream technology for high-end smartphones. Both
companies are experts in Touch Panels and are likely to develop
touch-AMOLEDs, so maybe they'll develop something similar to Samsung's
It is expected that Wintek will shift existing TFT production equipment
to AMOLED production. TPK is already recruiting employees for AMOLED
production in… Continue
Added by TINC on October 18, 2010 at 7:51pm —