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OLED industry resources blog of detailed information keeping you current on the latest in OLED trends, devices, gadgets, displays, OLED TV. Data on related topics, research and reviews on advanced OLED technology; Organic niches such as AMOLED, FOLED, PHOLED, TOLED, WOLED and the like. Additional information related to other state of the art FPD - Flat Panel Display Technology such as LCD, Plasma, SED, FED, Laser, PDP, Computers and more.

Friday, October 17, 2008

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Friday, September 12, 2008

SONY UNVEILS WIRELESS, BATTERY POWERED OLED TV


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This model is very similar to Sony's first OLED TV, the 11" XEL-1, except they have made this unit the world's first cordless, battery operated OLED TV. These will have the same specs as the XEL-1 with the super-thin OLED screen with a 960x540 resolution, an amazing 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio however this OLED television is designed with the tuner situated behind the OLED panel and not loacted in the base like the XEL-1.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

SAMSUNG SHOWCASES PROTOTYPE OLED TELEVISIONS

SAMSUNG OLED 40" PROTOTYPE TELEVISION

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There has been alot of news of late by Samsung at the forefront of the giant FPD manufacturers all vying for position in establishing their dominance within this huge growth industry.


It seems that anything relating to OLED technology is gaining more and more attention and with news releases almost weekly of some new company or product utilizing OLED technology, the OLED industry certainly will be one to reckon with when it becomes mainstream. What has stopped Samsung along with the others in creating OLED panels in mass quantity within the larger format screens, is the cuurent high costs in processing OLED displays for monitors and tv's.


However it looks like 2010 is the target year when alot of these issues will be dealt with according to projected plans from many of the OLED manufacturers. It has been clearly stated by Samsung that 2010 will be the banner year for their company and OLED to hit the mass retail marketplace bigtime and cover the globe with this amazing display technology.


Samsung previewed at the this month's IFA Berlin Show two sizes of OLED televisions with a 14" and a 31" OLED screen and the usual super ultra-thin profile along with the usual vivid contrast and deeply saturated colours.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

OLED SMARTSWITCH & OLED SMART DISPLAY BY NKK

NKK OLED SMARTSWITCH & SMARTDISPLAY

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NKK Switches, one of the world's leading manufacturers and designers of switch devices, has released their latest innovations within the OLED niche, OLED SmartSwitch and OLED SmartDisplay. These are high resolution, programmable switches that offer all the benefits of OLED over the conventional LCD programmable switches such as higher contrast along with a much more intense image, 180 degree angle of viewing, high range of colours, low energy use, quick response times and of course no backlighting required.

The OLED SmartSwitch and SmartDisplay are emissive devices operated by commands and data supplied via the SPI communications protocol. The switch is capable of 64RGB x 48 pixel resolution and the display 52RGB x 36. The wide viewing area of the switch is 15.5mm x 11.6mm (horizontal x vertical) and the display is 12.9mm x 9.9mm (horizontal x vertical).

The NKK OLED SmartSwitch and SmartDisplay are programmable push-button styl eswitches and displays that feature a changeable OLED module with 65,536 colors in 16 bit mode and 256 colors in 8 bit mode. Both are also capable of displaying full-motion video which is an awesome feature for a such a switch imho.




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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

ANOTHER ART LEBEDEV OLED CONCEPT CREATION - OLED KEYPAD

OPTIMUS PULTIUS OLED KEYPAD
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Well yet another cool OLED creation from Art Lebedev design studios. The "Optimus Pultius". I personally am not too enamored by the name however the concept is intriguing.

This OLED customizable keypad is designed to display whatever graphics you like and can be used independently or alongside your traditional keyboard so it's intended as an addition rather than a replacement. Plus it will be much cheaper than the full blown 113 key Optimus Maximus keyboard ringing in at over us$1800.00 which is also created by Lebdev as well.

With 15 OLED keys similar in design layout as a traditional numeric keypad it could be used for multiple functions to access programmes quickly, great for accessing websites quickly, great for gaming that require complex key functions, video editing, or photoshop software shortcuts for example.

Set for release in late 2008 or early 2009.

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Saturday, July 5, 2008

ANOTHER SONY FIRST IN FPD TECHNOLOGY! FED - FIELD EMISSION DISPLAYS

FED - FIELD EMISSION DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
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Just when you thought Flat Panel Display (FPD) HDTV technology & all its related acronyms couldn't get any more complex, with an entire host of technology available today, such as CRT (Cathode-Ray Tube), LCD (Liquid Crystal Display), Plasma (PDP), OLED (Organic Light- Emitting Diode), DLP (Digital Light Processing), SED ( Surface-Conduction Electron Emitter Display), LCOS ( Liquid Crystal on Silicon), 3DTV, & Laser TV, Sony & Motorola have just recently announced plans to roll-out their latest creation, the FED - Field Emission Display TV, set for a 2009 release date to be annnounced.

So then, what is FED? FED was first invented in the 1970's as an alternative to CRT technology and is now making a come back in a big way. Field Emission Displays (FED) is similar in technology to SED but it utilizies a grid of carbon nanotubes working within a vacumn like a CRT which phosphors, but it is a much thinner profile display, similar to what OLED is now. The nanotubes emit electrons which in turn excite a phosphorescent material which light up to create the image on the screen.

This lends itself therefore to a very thin, low power consumption, energy-efficient, super-sharp, high definition image, impressive contrast ratio of 20,000:1, ultra wide angle of vision, short response time, plus they are easier to manufacturer than the latest OLED displays at this point in time. FED uses much less power than a plasma display for example since plasma displays generate light in a three step process that requires a gas to be ionized. Which then emits ultra-violet light that in turn stimulates a phosphor on a glas surface which then produces the visible light we then see. FED stimulates the phosphors directly with electrons that are emitted by the carbon nanotubes (CNT) hence leading to less power consumption by eliminating this power hungry ionization step. The main element of the carbon nanotube field emission display (CNT-FED) television is the field-emission cathode which works by combining the principles of quantum tunneling similar to a traditional lightning rod.

Similar to a regular CRT, a cathode emits electrons however FED does not rely on the heating of the cathode to boil off the electrons. In field emission, the cathodes are tightly packed along with their supporting electronics without the entire display overheating. The cathodes can therefore be placed in close proximity to the glass face of the display screen. So instead of one electron beam to address a pixel such as in a CRT, the CNT-FED allows each pixel its own electron beam. This means that even with 20% of the emitters failed you cannot see any dead pixels.

So with the inherent flaws in current display technology for HDTV many researchers are now looking towards carbon nanotubes to create this new class of large area, wide-screen, ultra-high resolution, low cost flat panel displays. FED however may have some issues with screen flicker like a traditional CRT but with the 24 to 240 frames per second refresh rate this most likely is be due to be affected by the sync between ambient fllourescent light and the screen frequency.

Models up to 30" with full HDTV features and support are expected to be released in 2009. Pricing is said to be cheaper to manufacture than LCD's due to less components.

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Monday, June 9, 2008

OLED INDUSTRY NEWS UPDATES

OLED Flat Panel Display's
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Lots of action these days in the OLED industry and some major players are going all out to gain a major foothold within the large screen organic FPD market.

The major Japanese newspaper, Sankei Shimbun, stated in a recent article that Matsushita Electric Industrial /Panasonic Corp that it is finalizing plans to become the world's first to mass-produce 37 inch OLED televisons within the three years. The other big guns like, Sony, Samsung SDI, Phillips, Toshiba, Universal Display, to mention a few major organic panel manufacturers, better take note that Panasonic / Matsushita means major business and as the world's # one plasma tv manufacturer they are well ahead of the curve if they keep this production schedule in-line to produce the large OLED panels.

The next generation flat panel televisions utilizing this incredible OLED technology will certainly be the next battleground for these titans of the electronic's industry to lay out their mission plans and strategies in securing their territory in this new and massive growth organic electronic industry. Sources stated also that the 37 inch OLED TV's made by Matsushita would cost in the range of $1,400.00 ( 150,000 yen), so it looks like the cost of OLED display technology will be at a reasonable entry price and within most peoples budgets for high end electronics. Another added bonus for us to wait and buy large screen OLED TV's very soon!


Production on their OLED TV's will be done at their new LCD production plant now being built in Himeji, in western Japan plus it wil share production lines with IPS Alpha Technology LCD factory which it owns a 30% share. Matsushita shares will also be changing its stock name to Panasonic Corp. on October 1st 2008.

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Monday, May 26, 2008

SONY INVESTS MORE $ IN OLED TELEVISION DEVELOPMENT


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At the recent Society For Information Displays (SID) show , Sony releases big news in expanding their OLED product line. With the creation of Sony's XEL-1 OLED television, the market was waiting with much anticipation what was next in the OLED expansion.


The OLED race to be king has confirming aproximately a $ 200 million investment to increase its lead in manufacturing mid to large size OLED televisions. Yoshito Shiraishi, general manager of E-Products and Business Development Department, TV Business Group, Sony Corp, delivered his keynote speech "Sony's challenge is to be the first one out with OLED televisions". Wherein he discussed the history & the future of Sonys development of OLED related technology development


According to Mr. Shiraishi, Sony had developed a newer prototype version of OLED TV every 3 months when creating the XEL-1. Sonys committment to being the top in the latest televison and display tech is not a new thing of course.


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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

DUPONT ALLIANCE WITH DAINIPPON RESULTS IN HIGHER PERFORMANCE & LOWER COSTS FOR OLED DISPLAY PANELS


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OLED technology takes another step forward with the recent alliance between Dupont and Japan's DaiNippon Screen Mfg. in developing manufacturing equipment for printed organic light emitting diode (OLED) . Not only will they make the equipment together, they have an added strategy within the OLED sector to develop the required materials, technology and the necessary production equipment.

Dupont is introducing its small molecule based OLED solution materials plus its proprietory processing technology while DaiNippon screen has developed a nozzle printing technology print OLED materials at high speeds.



This would be in-line with their joint upcoming mass-production of OLED panels, screens, displays, and the like. This joint effort will result in higher performance, lower costs eventual breakthroughs in future OLED display technology.

SUMITOMO CHEMICAL PLANS TO CREATE LARGE OLED PANELS BY 2010

One of Japan's largest chemical companies announced Friday that it will start to produce OLED panels over 40 inches in size by 2010.


The companies president, Hiromasa Yonekura, announced Sumitomo will use a new proprietory technology similar to ink jet printing to manufacture the large profile OLED displays. This means that the smaller screens presently associated with organic display technology has been overcome, along with the associated lower production costs and fewer production prodblems when creating large footprint OLED screens.

Their production for smaller to mid-size OLED panels will commence in 2009 with larger 40" + coming in 2010. Sumitomo is in negotiations presently to supply major television manufacturers with larger OLED displays however to date no information regarding the companies have been released.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

OSRAM & INGO MAURER PREMIERES "EARLY FUTURE". OLED LIGHTING AS FUNCTIONAL ART!


"Early Future" – A work of OLED art created by Ingo Maurer with technology supplied by OSRAM -
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Osram Opto Semi-Conductors and world re-known artist and lighting designer Ingo Maurer have teamed up together to create the world's first, limited edition OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) functional organic table light dubbed as "Early Future".

To create these one of a kind, efficient, eye-catching, innovative OLED lamps, Ingo used 10 WOLED (White OLED) ultra-thin tiles ( 132mm x 33mm) supplied by Osram. Maurer probably most well known for his exhibit in 1966 of "BULB" shown in the New York Museum of Modern Art since 1969. Not too mention along with other works he has designed who has received a multitide of awards over the years for his functional yet abstract designer lighting creations.

Organic LED's are manufactured as high energy efficient, low operating voltage plus enviro friendly with mercury-free design. OLED lights are not a collection of a single light source as an incandescent bulb but a uniform light generating surface area that is razor-thin and super-lightweight, with a pleasing light making them an excellent lighting choice for commercial and residential use.

Osram has a team of 50 engineers working on the development of furthering OLED lighting technology. The amazing properties of OLED light means that the future will soon bring flexible and transparent organic light to the market quite soon. Transparent OLED lighting means that by adding OLED panels over a regular glass or even an automotive window, during the day natural light will shine through however at night the window will transform into a self-illuminating window casting a very pleasing light to any room, according to Dr. Bernhard Stapp, Head of Solid State Lighting at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors.

The proto-type of " Early Future" will be showcased at this months Frankfurt Light & Building Fair .

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

EFFICIENCY OF OLED DISPLAYS BRIGHTENS UP INDUSTRY


SUPER BRIGHT & VIVID, ENERGY EFFICIENT OLED SCREENS

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OLED (organic light-emitting diode) takes another step forward in its advancement towards becoming more energy efficient as an organic display can be. Chinese chemists have discovered a simple to make soluable iridium complex that boosts the efficiency of the OLED's.

This means the discovery could simplify the manufacturing process plus reduce the processing and manufacturing costs of OLED displays, screens and panels of all sizes and shapes ( ie: FOLED - Flexible OLED).

The OLED screens / displays / panels have a number of advantages over LCD ( Liquid Crystal Displays). The main one being that the light created by OLED, an organic type of technology is by exciting of the organic polymers with a power source compared to LCD which utilizes a backlight method to shine through onto the viewing screen to create the colours and final viewing image. Due to the nature of OLED' s design, they are extremely thin, from 3mm-9mm on average today plus super vivid colours not too mention the ultra-high contrast ratio @ 1 million:1 on the Sony XEL-1 TV for example.

So with OLED there is no backlight, use less power and are super-thin and lightweight, material scientists are working on some very cool stuff that will one day work its way into our daily lives, and not too far into the future by the way things are progressing it seems. The biggest and most pressing issue however with OLED tech is the efficiency of harnessing the light. Light created from the polymers is that it's "emissive" (its own light creation) phosphorescent material layer is then also required in any FPD, this then converts the radiation that would otherwise be wasted, into visible light in turn raising the clarity and brightness as an added boost to the OLED efficiency.

They have discovered that the best materials to increase the efficiency of harnessing those illusive photons, is a complex of iridium (lll) consisting of large cyclic ligands which grant the stability, rapid response time plus access to the colours across the visible spectrum. These added steps however do not come without cost since making these complexes requires pricey catalysts plus high temperatures and applying the catalysts to the polymers is a complex and complicated process. That is why so far OLED screen sizes have been limited to smaller physical sizes to date.

However, it looks like a team from led by Biao Wang at Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, has solved some major issues by developing a highly soluable iridium complex that is easy to make and ultmately could be sprayed onto a surface. The choice of the ligand was the major factor in breaking the discovery open says, Biao Wang, who stated that sterically-hindered phenolic groups was the key. It was apparently " an unexpected event" when they synthesized under mild conditions with no catalysts, simply from iridium chloride, a complex compound, which combines iridium with three phenyl phthalazine-derived ligands.

This is certainly a huge discovery for the upcoming development of larger OLED style FDP's - (Flat Panel Displays), offering better energy savings along with an unimaginable even better picture.

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Friday, March 14, 2008

GE TO BRING ORGANIC LIGHT TO LIFE

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GE's FOLED PROTO-TYPE LIGHTING

General Electric Global Research of Niskayuna, New York, the central research division of GE, an obvious giant among industry, has announced a major milestone to "go green" with the expansion of their OLED Lighting production facilities. They have proceeded to advance within the ever fascinating OLED business by introducing their plans devised for a new rolled OLED production manufacturing facility. This was a 4 year, $13 million collaboration between GE Global, Energy Conversion Devices Inc. (ECD builds the production machinery and supplies the expertise to create the OLED roll-to-roll process) and the U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

GE has a process that will eventually create organic panels that will be punched out kind of like a cookie cutter in comparison, for use within all types of products of all shapes, sizes, styles including many other varieties of OLED, like FOLED (Flexible Organic Light-Emitting Diode) and AMOLED) Active Matrix Light-Emitting Diode) for example. The process can be likened to a newspaper web press offset printing method where huge rolls of paper-thin organic sheets can be imprinted with the organic compounds for use then within all types of products of an entirely new genre. OLED lighting sheets will be created for applications from residential and commercial lighting to possibly someday for use in space.

At present GE is in the research stages by demonstrating their approach to how the OLED lights will operate but mass production is around two years away in the industry's estimations. With this roll-to-roll process GE's OLED light production ultimate goal is designed to eventually replace traditional light bulbs and flourescent tubes by creating OLED light sheets that are ultra-thin, lightweight, organic in nature, with the ability to save energy and produce a naturally appealing light for humans.
Sounds like a winner to me, where do we get them?? Sorry but it won't be for another 2+ years minimum at least and then some until GE's facility is up and into mass production for retail worldwide.

General Electric doesn't go BIG unless they know exactly what's coming, since they are one of the big conglomerates that created the trends plus not too mention the fact that they created the lightbulb...... GE was formed in 1892 with a merger of Edison Electric Light Co. and Thomson-Houston Electric Co), so today it only makes sense they have committed to take this cool new OLED technology and start to produce super energy efficient, eco lights that will one day become as common an item in our daily lives just as the incandescent lightbulb once was o'so long ago.


Edison's main specialty was and under GE today, it still is LIGHT. This means if GE's involved in OLED technology, a long line of others are right behind them ready to grab a piece of the OLED pie. Those corporations, investors, inventors, speculators, and the like who are switched on enough ........ (get it ?) will be lining up to supply this new fangled organic lighting to the world. That spells a boatload of business and profits for all of those that take heed. But anyway you look at it, OLED in ALL forms is GOLED (Gold, get it? I'm on tonite folks) !!

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

SONY TO SPEND $200 MILLION ON OLED DISPLAY PRODUCTION

SONY OLED "DREAM DISPLAYS"

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With the recent increase in LCD sales driven in most part by the upcoming digital tv conversion within the USA, prices are finally at a point where just about any household will own an LCD type of flat panel display (FPD). So with this huge increase in LCD sales plus the lower cost to manufacture LCD displays, there is a void now created within the electronic world that must be filled.

In 2008 this void looks like its being filled by the latest in the OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) or PH-OLED (Phosphorescent-Organic Light-Emitting Diode) technology, the high end, all singing, all dancing, fully optioned, mother of all displays available to man today. A tv made from phosphorescent organic materials, as razorthin as a slice of your favourite deli meat and a screen image as memorable as the first time I laid eyes on a spanking new Sony Trinitron back in the day.
Organic television has arrived! The very pinnacle of FPD technology that is bio friendly, safe, more energy efficient, cost effective, with applications within an ever growing number of useful electronic and related products to help and enhance our daily lives.

Japanese electronics giant Sony released details today on their plans to ramp up their technology to develop medium to large screen OLED TV's. Starting in mid 2008 this injection of capital will help to expand on further development at Sonys Mobile Display Corporation Plant (SMD), technology relating to the deposition of light-emitting layer sub-strates as well as the manufacturing of low temperature polysilicon transistors (LPTS). With this influx of funds to expand on the facility the end goal being the ability to manufacture larger OLED display panels for use within various commercial and retail sectors.

The major issues with OLED is the limited size of the organic displays along with the present high costs to manufacture them. As a comparison, glass substrates from which organic panels are cut are 600mm x 720mm & 550mm x 650mm. Seventh and eight generation LCD plants use sub-strates up to a whopping 2200mm x 2500mm. So in comparison with Sony's OLED technology today, OLED development is equivalent to approximately a third generation or possibly a 3.5 generation LCD plant. The projected production date for large screen OLED display at the SMD plant is by early 2010.

One other advantage of OLED panels (other than the many obvious ones) is the lower manufacturing process costs of OLED compared to LCD. Since OLED tech is emissive, meaning when the organic molecules phosphorize to emit photons equaling light the electroluminescense is relying on the organic molecules to generate white light called WOLED. By tailoring the compositions of the organic materials it is also possible to create devices that emit coloured light as well.
White OLED is now taking a big leap in the advancement of the next generation of commercial and household lighting. It looks like SSL (Solid-State Light) WOLED is the new frontier in how we will be lighting our way in the years to come. With involvement of the big corporations today and in time to come, OLED is such a versatile technology with applications within many products.


OLED is created by applying the phosphorescent materials onto glass or plastic / polymer sub-strates which allow for their unbelievable ultra-thin displays. There are many ways PHOLED can be manufactured: organic vapour phase deposition, ink-jet printing, laser-induced thermal imaging, spin coating, and organic vapour jet printing. For low-cost manufacturing of high-efficancy PHOLED's the choice of fabrication method depends on operational costs, length of processing time, reproductability of device performance, and the organic material's compatibility with the particular process. PHOLEDs may one day be manufactured using roll-to-roll processes similar to those used to create magazines and books.

In comparison with the back-lit technolgy utlized within LCD, the manufacturing costs of OLED will be much less per unit, making OLED a much better FPD (Flat Panel Display) choice in the long run. As with any new technology with such major backers which is so cutting edge, to successfully become integrated into society en masse as LCD and plasma has for a number of years, is a long term committment by these corporations. The recent drop in LCD TV and LCD monitors has given the electronics industry another major boost. Plus with the upcoming USA 2009 conversion to all digital TV signal means more FPD's will be sold within the USA, so it opens the door for OLED TV and all the other OLED related product's to take center stage in the ever expanding, hugely exciting organic electronics industry today.

Due to the past difficulties in the blue spectrum and the problems associated with larger organic display's, once issues such as these are properly addressed and dealt with in research, like these types of corporations can do, then OLED should reach 40" by mid 2009 - 2010 quite easily with the advancements of continuous research. It seems each day a new OLED related news release is made on any web news feed, so this is certainly a good indicator of the continued growth of the market. For the record 2007 - early 2008 has shown to be a time when a large number of the technical barriers within some of these concerns have been rectified or at least dramatically improved upon from say 1 year ago even.

There is a huge array of major corporations such as Samsung SDI, Toshiba, Sony, Hitachi, Canon, Toyota Ind., Matsushita / Panasonic, Universal, Display, the list goes on, on and who are involved in niches of OLED such as; FOLED - Flexible OLED, AMOLED - Active Matrix OLED, Passive Matrix OLED, WOLED - White OLED, PHOLED - Phosphourescent OLED. As far as the concerns over the high retail price of OLED in the stores when the numbers are calculated they show that the
tooling costs for the OLED plants to gear up to manufacture OLED displays will be gained back much quicker in comparison to LCD due to the very nature of how organics are be created. Much less equipment, parts, labour, lower all around processing costs when compared to LCD means that even though OLED is much better technology, it doesn't mean that it has to cost more to be superior.
One other cost savings aspect is that if you go as far into the FPD industry to the level of transportation costs. This one fact alone will eventually help in reducing the processing costs for the plants in a much quicker time-frame than LCD, hence the costs savings of the OLED display's will be passed on to consumers much quicker then LCD had.

Samsung SDI has also announced it is engaging in expansion plans for the ramping up of their second phase in AM-OLED (active matrix OLED) production, many are referring to as " dream displays" within the industry. This move is intended to double production from the current 1.5 million to 3 million by cutting costs, wherever that may be is unsure at the moment however. SDI has invested 480 billion Won in its Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province plant saying production would double monthly output last October.

With Sony, Samsung SDI, Toshiba, Matsushita, Toyota Industries, Universal Display, Foled, Canon, and many more major players that have shaped the world of electronics now involved in the mass production of OLED display technology, the future looks razorthin, super sharp and bio friendly folks!
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Sunday, February 3, 2008

FPD EXPO JUNE 2008 - KOREA FLAT PANEL DISPLAY EXPOSITION

ZYGO's Flat Panel Metrology (FPM) Systems

An early head's up on what's upcoming for 2008.
With the latest surge in development and research within the flat panel display industry (FPD), the upcoming FPD EXPO 2008 spring show in Seoul, Korea should be one of the best in 2008 as a major showcase for some of the hottest flat panel technology made today.

The June exposition which will be full of advanced FPD (Flat Panel Displays) tech companies showcasing their OLED, LCD, plasma, PDP, Lazer, computer, electronics, nanotechnologies and the like, displaying the latest in FPD related technologies. Major players like Canon, Sony, Toshiba, Pansasonic, Universal Display, Seiko, Epson, Hitachi, Matsushita, Samsung.....the list goes on, will be highlighting many of their latest products utilizng FPD applications.

A large array of less prominent but none the less quite successful, are companies that are creating products relating to the FPD industry is a huge part of this trade shows appeal. These companies create the parts, test equipment, research, software development, hardware manufacturers, support systems, tech support, etc, etc. which support the big manufacturers in the industry for the creation of the final end products we crave. Many of these companies are glossed over as far as their importance within the long chain of development however without the groundbreaking products created by such firms today's state of the art products could not be developed for our use and ultimate pleasure.


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Monday, January 28, 2008

OLED DISPLAY LIFESPAN DOUBLES!

Doubles You Say?
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The concerns over the degradation and life expectancy of OLED TV displays seems to be a fleeting one now that Toshiba along with Matsushita Display Technology are developing a new OLED prototype display panel that effectively doubles their life expectancy.... from the current 20,000 - 30,000 hours ( that's about 8 hrs per day use for 10 years) as an average to over 50,000 hours.

According to recent reports the development of a 20.8" protype OLED display is designed with a metal membrane that assists in light transfer from the polymers within the substrate through the glass surface much more efficiently than current OLED standards. This will mean that the OLED displays natural brightness can be cut in half while maintaining the picture quality and effectively doubling the units lifespan.

With this huge step of increasing the lifespan of OLED TV displays, it looks like a major hurdle has been overcome in the development process of OLED display technology. This could possibly lead to larger screen OLED TV's being available for retail sooner than predicted. As with LCD and Plasma TV OLED TV will eventually become an everyday product as time and product development allows.

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