Integration in the Display Industry Accelerated in 2023, Opening Up New Market Opportunities

New display technologies like Mini/Micro LED, OLED and other innovative applications such as in-car displays, AR/VR, and virtual production are giving a fresh boost to the display industry. With the rise of new opportunities, the links between different parts of the display industry have become stronger, and there is a clear trend towards industry integration. In 2023, several companies and research institutions in the display field teamed up through collaborations or acquisitions to bring in new display technologies and applications. Their aim is to build up expertise i...
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A Comprehensive Guide to Global Micro OLED Manufacturers

With the release of Apple’s Vision Pro, its Micro OLED display technology has caught the attention of many. In fact, global Micro OLED display manufacturers have been working in this field for many years. In recent years, Chinese players have been particularly active in this area. How have various manufacturers progressed? What products have they launched, and what applications have they achieved? This article aims to provide you with a basic understanding of the global Micro OLED manufacturers' situation. eMagin eMagin Corporation was founded i...
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Kopin Extends OLED Deposition Capabilities to Support US Department of Defense Initiatives

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kopin Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading developer and provider of high-resolution microdisplays and application-specific optical sub-assemblies for defense, enterprise, consumer and medical products, today announced it has executed partner agreements for redundant and new OLED deposition capabilities for its current and future OLED family of devices. "Due to our non-proprietary silicon wafer-based OLED deposition process and our highly integrated and flexible backplane design, Kopin is able to u...
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OLED iPad Pro: What the rumors say and why Apple is making the switch

Apple is planning to overhaul its iPad lineup with OLED displays starting sometime next year. This transition will come with some changes in terms of features, prices, and more. Here’s everything we know about Apple’s plans for OLED iPads, and why it’s choosing to make this change now. Why OLED? As rumors of OLED iPads have gained traction, many people have wondered why Apple is planning to transition to OLED just a few years after releasing the first iPad Pro with mini-LED. As we’ve explained in the past, mini-LED is an a...
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Apple approves use of Sunic System’s OLED deposition machine

Change of position from insisting on Canon Tokki’s  Apple has recently approved the use of a Gen 8 OLED deposition machine developed by Sunic System, TheElec has learned. The iPhone maker had previously wanted the South Korean display panel makers to use a machine developed by Japan’s Canon Tokki. Sources said however Apple’s approval wasn’t an active approval but more of an “OK” for suppliers to pursue using Sunic System’s over those of Canon Tokki. OLED deposition machines are used to deposit the or...
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Samsung, LG Electronics return to negotiating table for rare OLED partnership deal

Photo by: BoliviaInteligente/Unsplash Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics are two of the leading conglomerates in South Korea. They are usually rivals in the industry, but this time, they are reportedly eyeing a partnership deal for OLED television panels. The two firms are said to be in talks and may possibly sign a deal before the second half of this year. If the negotiation is successful, it will be a historic deal as they have been competitors since the establishment of their respective companies. Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics are reportedly j...
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LG talks TVs with QNED and OLED aplenty in 2023

It’s been 10 years since LG first released OLED, and in that time, much has changed. What’s new for 2023’s big TVs, and is it worth getting excited about? It might be difficult to believe, but TVs are celebrating a bit of an anniversary this year, as OLED turns ten. Yes, it’s been a decade since the world of lab-grown organic light emitting diodes first showed up, giving consumers at home a type of colour that makes images pop off the screen and a black that is so infinitely deep, it may as well be off (because it is). In that time, new pla...
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LG Display Showcases Innovative OLED Technologies at CES 2023

LG Display, the world's leading innovator of display technologies, announced today that it will unveil its futuristic display products that innovate everyday life at CES 2023. LG Display will be operating two booths at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), one in the North Hall (main booth) and another in the West Hall (automotive display).   The company's main booth will take this opportunity to reveal its industry-leading display technologies that make people's lives more enjoyable under the theme, 'Always On.' On the other han...
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Samsung Display says MicroLED will be used in AR over OLED

Image: TheElec A Samsung Display executive said on Friday that MicroLED displays will likely be used over OLED display panels in augmented reality (AR) devices. Samsung Display group leader Kim Min-woo said at MicroLED Display Workshop industry event in Seoul that this was because high luminance, or brightness, was needed to realize AR. This will require the development of new light-emitting diodes and won’t be possible with OLED. Display panel makers like Samsung Display are developing On Silicon panels that use silicon instead of gl...
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Samsung Display Setting a New Standard of Excellence for Gaming with its OLED and QD-OLED Displays at Gamescom 2022

Samsung Display to showcase 240Hz OLED displays for laptops, and QD-OLEDs for TVs and monitors, aiming to lead the next-generation of gaming devices with its state-of-the-art self-luminous displays.   The exhibition hall of Samsung Display at Gamescom 2022   SEOUL, Aug. 23, 2022 – Samsung Display will showcase its game-changing 240Hz OLED and QD-OLED display technologies at Gamescom 2022, one of the largest video-game trade events in the world, on August 24-28 in Cologne, Germany. The company will become the first i...
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Negotiation Stuck on New OLED Equipment as Samsung Will Pay Only Half of Ulvac’s Quote

  According to the South Korean media outlet TheElec, Samsung and Japan-based Ulvac have entered into negotiation for the price of the Gen 8.5 OLED deposition equipment they are currently working on. Ulvac proposed a quote of 800 billion won per unit for the new machine, but Samsung wanted to halve the price to 400 billion won.   From Ulvac’s perspective, the price of Gen 8.5 vertical deposition equipment—which comes with full-cut substrates—should be 40%–60% higher than that of an existing deposition machine as developing and manu...
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ams OSRAM and trinamiX jointly release demonstration of ultra-secure face authentication behind OLED

  Joint demonstration of full solution for smartphone integration, also behind OLED Solution includes low-profile combined dot/flood illuminator from ams OSRAM and trinamiX algorithm Certified for use in mobile payments according to IIFAA, AndroidTM and FIDO standards ams OSRAM illuminator features custom dot/flood illumination that allows for maximum speed and performance also when operating behind OLED screen   Premstaetten, Austria (27 June, 2022) -- ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions...
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Samsung Display to supply 4 million OLEDs for vehicles to BMW

Samsung Display will supply organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays for vehicles to BMW, a European automaker. This is seen as a major move, as a latecomer, to laying the foundations to be a major player in the automotive display industry. Samsung Display won a contract to supply OLED displays for BMW's new high-end sedans, which will be mass-produced starting from 2024. It will supply OLED displays for 4 million BMW vehicles for 6-7 years after mass production. It plans on providing displays to BMW through a global electronic device company (T...
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LG Creates Real-World Environments to Highlight New Technologies at InfoComm 2022

SEOUL, June 9, 2022 — LG Electronics (LG) will showcase its innovative commercial technologies including Transparent OLED Signage to a diverse lineup of LED signage products and autonomous robot assistants in Las Vegas (USA) at InfoComm 2022 from June 8. LG will spotlight a variety of commercial use-case scenarios in seven distinct zones that demonstrate how LG products support business needs in boardrooms, retail boutiques, drive-throughs, residential home offices, professional creative studios and more. Inside the booth, visitors will be treated ...
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LG Display Presents AI-Driven NFT Artwork on Transparent OLED

LG Display, the world’s leading innovator of display technologies, announced today that it collaborated with Turkish-American new media artist Refik Anadol to showcase his latest AI-driven NFT (Non-Fungible Token) collection, ‘An Important Memory for Humanity,’ on its revolutionary Transparent OLEDs. This limited-edition NFT collection utilizes video, audio and health data taken from Inspiration4, the first-ever all-civilian spaceflight, to create a unique and expressive series of data visualizations. While the wide spectrum of colors,...
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Researchers Develop First Fully 3D-Printed, Flexible OLED Display

Technology opens door to ubiquitous, more easily fabricated electronic screensMINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (01/07/2022) — In a groundbreaking new study, researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities used a customized printer to fully 3D print a flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. The discovery could result in low-cost OLED displays in the future that could be widely produced using 3D printers by anyone at home, instead of by technicians in expensive microfabrication facilities. The research is published in Science Advances, a ...
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LG Display Demonstrates Spatial Innovation Through Transparent OLEDs at CES 2022

SEOUL, South Korea, Dec. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Display, the world's leading innovator of display technologies, announced today that it will introduce its new Transparent OLED solutions at CES 2022. LG Display’s Shopping Managing Showcase at CES 2022 The company aims to demonstrate the new and innovative consumer experiences and values its Transparent OLED solutions will bring to normal everyday spaces like commercial facilities, offices, homes, and transportation. To modernize home life, LG Display is preparing to take the wra...
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Novatek Becomes Supplier of BMW and Meta, Grasping Automotive and Metaverse Opportunities

Major IC design company Novatek has made progress in wearable and automotive product sectors after receiving automotive solution orders from BMW for the electric vehicle (EV) i4 released by mid-year. Moreover, the company has allegedly become a supplier of Meta’s VR headsets. Novatek’s overall revenue is expected to reach nearly US$5 billion for 2021. Novatek has recently built a new building at the Tai Yuen Hi-Tech Industrial Park in Taiwan. During the inauguration ceremony, Mayor of Hsinchu City Lin Chih-chien was present and welcomed by the com...
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Laser apps develops 'new technology' to accelerate the commercialization of microLED

Realization of side wiring with 10㎛ ultra-fine laser Solved problems of separation process of the glass substrate. Shorten 3D pattern printing process to 50 to 5 minutes <Laser apps' self-developed microLED side wiring laser equipment> A small and medium-sized company has developed a core process technology for the next-generation microLED display that will succeed the organic light emitting diode (OLED). It is an ultra-fine laser technology necessary to implement wiring on the side of a thin glass substrate, and is expected to increase the yield of micro ...
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Better Photoresist Developed in South Korea

The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) has developed a photoresist to reduce Korea's reliance on Japanese products. The Electronics and TelecommuThe Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) has developed a photoresist to reduce Korea's reliance on Japanese products.nications Research Institute (ETRI) announced on Nov. 9 that it has developed a photoresist that is capable of reaching a pixel size of 3 micrometers or smaller even at a process temperature of 100 degrees Celsius or less and succeeded in ap...
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LG Displays Expands OLED Production, Causing Another Drop in TV Panel Prices

LG Display (LGD)—a South Korea-based major supplier—announced a plan to expand OLED production, causing the price of OLED panels for TVs to plummet again. Shortly before the announcement, OLED panels, for the first time in three years, witnessed a price increase in April–June thanks to demand from the stay-at-home economy and rise of OLED TV sales, The Nikkei reported on October 13. In practice, panel and TV suppliers negotiate with each other and decide the price. During the July–September period, the trade price of OLED...
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Samsung Display Unveils New Eco² OLED™ that Reduces Power Consumption, Offers Enhanced Under-Panel Camera, and Features Eco-Friendly Design

Latest OLED technology from Samsung Display sets new industry standard for smartphone market with its first-ever integrated polarizer   Samsung Display today unveils its new Eco2 (Eco Square) OLED™ technology, which further reduces power consumption and offers an improved Under-Panel Camera (UPC) – a first in a foldable device – and eco-friendly design. The name of the Eco2 OLED™ display itself – Efficient power Consumption + Eco-friendly Component – highlights these benefits....
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[Learn Display] Transparent OLED

You may have seen transparent displays often in SF movies. Transparent OLED, one of the cutting-edge display technologies, even showcases the back of its screen transparently. Transparent OLED displays are made up of clear materials and have transmissive space for lights to pass through the pixels, making them look transparent. This technology is expected to be used in applications where users need to see through the other side of a screen, such as replacing the Heads-up Display (HUD) that projects images on the windshield. Transparent OLED displays are manu...
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LG's Highly Anticipated Rollable OLED TV Now Available In United States

Arrival of LG SIGNATURE OLED R Marks History-Making Milestone ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., July 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --  LG Electronics USA announced that the world's first rollable TV, LG SIGNATURE OLED R, is now available in the United States to order on LG.com. Featuring an unprecedented design, the TV carries a retail price of $100,000.   Courtesy of LG SIGNATURE Courtesy of LG SIGNATURE   The LG SIGNATUR...
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QLED/OLED TV Shipment Projected to Break Records This Year Thanks to Brands’ Focus on Large-Sized, Mid- to High-End TVs Says TrendForce

Continued price hikes of TV panels, as well as a simultaneous shortage and price hike of semiconductor components required for manufacturing TV sets have forced TV brands in 2021 to reduce the shipment of their mid- and small-sized TVs in favor of the more profitable large-sized, mid- to high-end TVs instead, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations. This shift is expected to propel the annual shipment of QLED TV for 2021 to 11.02 million units, a 22.4% YoY increase. On the other hand, OLED TV shipment for 2021 is expected to reach 7.1 million units,...
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LG Display to Supply 3 Million OLED Panels per Year to Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics will reportedly sign a contract with LG Display to procure two to three million OLED TV panels annually from next year to 2024.(Photo: Business Korea) Samsung Electronics is set to accelerate its penetration of the global OLED TV market using OLED panels from LG Display. Samsung Electronics will reportedly sign a contract with LG Display to procure two to three million OLED panels annually from next year to 2024. The average price of a 55-inch general-purpose OLED panel stood at US$510 in the first quarter of 2021, Omdi...
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The US NSF Grants $256,000 To Amorphyx To Demonstrate Its Ametft Backplane For OLED And MicroLED Displays

US-based amorphous-metals based display backplane developer Amorphyx was awarded a $256,000 US NSF SBIR phase I grant towards a proof-of-concept demonstration of the company's 211 pixel circuit for AMOLED and microLED applications. Amorphyx Amorphyx AMeTFT structure Amorphyx says that its 211 pixel circuit leverages the unique properties of the AMNR and IGZO AMeTFT device technologies to both improve upon the variable image refresh rate and power consumption improvements of LTPO while dramatically simplifying the pixel circuit's fu...
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Samsung Display to begin foldable OLED panel production for Google in October

For Vivo and Xiaomi as well Oppo’s pushed backed to later date Image: Samsung Display Samsung Display will begin production of foldable OLED panels for customers Google, Vivo and Xiaomi in October, TheElec has learned. The three companies are planning to unveil their respective foldable phones in the fourth quarter this year. Google is preparing a foldable phone with a 7.6-inch in-folding display panel. The phone has been dubbed “Pixel Fold” by the media. Vivo’s model will have an 8-inch main screen and a 6.5-inch outer scre...
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Samsung Researchers Prove the Viability of Commercialized ‘Stretchable’ Devices

With the establishment of flexible displays behind us, many have asked what the next big development in display technology will be.   Recently, free-form displays1 have been gaining traction as next-generation technology that will allow for both high-resolution visuals and portability at the same time. While the technology is still in its nascent stages, significant research has been carried out on stretchable displays (a core technology for free-form displays) that can be stretched in all directions like rubber bands to change their shapes.   Stretchable Display ...
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ULED vs QLED TVs - Choosing Among These Two Options

If you’ve been looking into getting a new TV in the past couple of years, we wouldn’t be surprised if you feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of things to keep an eye out for. There are just so many acronyms and technologies, that it’s almost impossible to decide if you aren’t well versed in them. And, the following are just the panel types – don’t get us started on other technologies like backlight, dimming zones, HDR, etc. That being said, today’s most common dilemma is the ULED vs QLED one. OLED panels are better than both...
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