2016-08-10

Harvard University Makes More Efficient Blue Light Emitting Materials for OLED Displays

Harvard University researchers have designed more than 1,000 new blue-light emitting molecules for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) that could dramatically improve displays for televisions, phones, tablets and more.
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2016-08-04

Samsung New Galaxy Note 7 Features Iris Recognition and AMOLED Screens

Samsung Electronics continues to drive innovation in the smartphone market with the Galaxy Note7 by building on the company’s category-defining leadership with advanced features. From refined craftsmanship, premium materials to a unique, symmetric edge design, the Galaxy Note7 continues to set a new standard for large-screen smartphones. The Galaxy Note7 is highly water resistant (IP68)1 and provides top-of-the-line security options, combining Samsung Knox with biometric authentication including iris scanning, as well as immersive entertainment features. Galaxy Note7 strikes a balance between work and play, enabling people to do more than what they thought possible on a smartphone.
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2016-08-03

Flexible Smartphone Displays to Triple Demand for High-Barrier Films and Coatings in Printed Electronics by 2021

The high-barrier films coatings market environment is currently complex and in a state of flux as it undergoes some significant transitions driven by evolution of the technologies involved and end-user product demands according to the latest market data from Smithers Apex.
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2016-07-28

LG Display Invests US $1.78M in Flexible OLED Display Production Line

LG Display, the world’s leading innovator of display technologies, announced today that it will invest KRW1.99 trillion (US $1.78 million) in a new 6th generation (1,500mm x 1,850mm) flexible OLED display production line in Paju, South Korea, as part of its preemptive efforts to change and lead the approaching era of flexible OLED screens for mobile devices.
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2016-07-20

Osram Starts Supplying OLED Taillights to BMW

Once again, pioneering lighting technology from Osram is being fitted to a production vehicle. This time it is OLED technology (Organic Light Emitting Diode) in the tail lights of the new BMW M4 GTS. These organic area light sources take up very little space, opening up design options that car manufacturers have so far only dreamed about. “Our OLEDs in the tail lights of the BMW M4 GTS make us the first company to have this new technology on the road in a production vehicle. 
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2016-07-18

Ritdisplay to Expand Production by 20% to Meet Growing OLED Demands

Ritdisplay, a subsidiary of Ritek Group, is an OLED panel maker. This year the market's demand has been strong. In first half of 2016, its revenue reached NT $997 million (US $31.21 million), and its annual growth rate surpassed 40%, according to a MoneyDJ report.
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2016-07-13

German TV Manufacturer Loewe Launches UHD OLED TV

Loewe is launching a new Ultra HD OLED television called bild 7. The device introduces a new dimension of TV viewing with Loewe VantaVision.
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2016-07-12

LG to Launch Foldable OLED Smartphones in 2017

Korean electronic conglomerate LG, a specialist in 65” large OLED TVs, might be incorporating flexible OLED technology in smartphones and tablets by 2017, according to IHS analyst.
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2016-07-11

DOE’s New Report and Webinar on OLED Lighting Products

DOE has just released a market study on OLED lighting, entitled OLED Lighting Products: Capabilities, Challenges, Potential. A related webinar will be held on July 28 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT.
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2016-07-11

ITRI and Ta Yih Collaborate on Automotive OLED Taillights

The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and Ta Yih Industrial announced they will be partnering on automotive OLED taillights, according to an article by United Evening News.
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2016-07-05

Samsung Display Spins-off OLED Business

Samsung Display has split its OLED business from its less profitable LCD arm, reported Korean Times.
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2016-07-01

Pixelligent Focuses on Improving Light Extraction Efficiency with Zirconia Nanocrystal Technology

How can LED and OLED manufacturers improve light extraction efficiency? Advanced materials specialist Pixelligent CEO Craig Bandes recently spoke to LEDinside about the company’s zirconia nanocrystal technology, and its applications in different end markets encompassing LED packages, OLED technology, optical components and panel displays.
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2016-06-29

Universal Display Corporation Acquires BASF’s OLED IP Assets

Universal Display Corporation, enabling energy-efficient displays and lighting with its UniversalPHOLED® technology and materials, announced today that through its wholly-owned subsidiary UDC Ireland Limited, it has acquired the OLED Intellectual Property (IP) assets of BASF SE, the world's leading chemical company. Representing 15 years of research and development, the assets include over 500 issued and pending patents around the world, in 86 patent families. Largely consisting of phosphorescent materials and technologies, BASF’s OLED portfolio has an average lifetime of 10 years. The purchase price for the acquisition is approximately EUR 87 million (US $96.26 million).
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2016-06-24

Hot Picks of the Week June. 20-24

A lawsuit filed by Nichia against Tachibana Eletech and E&E Japan, which companies imported and/or sold Blue LEDs manufactured by a Taiwanese company, Everlight Electronics, the Tokyo District Court found that the importation/sale of those Blue LEDs by E&E and Tachibana constituted infringement of Nichia's patent. However, Everlight refuted that it respects the court’s judgement as JP3972943 expired on July 6, 2014. Therefore, the infringement will not have negative impact on the company’s products.
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2016-06-23

SEL Demonstrates LCD and OLED Hybrid Smartphone Screen

Japanese display manufacturer The Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL) developed a 4.38-inch hybrid display that combines OLED and LCD technologies together to create high contrast and color quality indoors, according to a Nikkei Technology and EE Times report.
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2016-06-15

OLED Association Head Attacks QLED Display Quality

OLED Association Managing Director Barry Young criticized the quality of quantum dot (QD) displays compared to OLED displays.
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2016-06-14

Samsung Display to Double OLED Shipments in 1Q16

Samsung Display’s shipments of OLED panels has more than doubled during the past year, since more -global smartphone manufacturers were adopting OLED displays, reported The Korea Herald.
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2016-06-07

DOE Reveals 2016 SSL R&D Plan

DOE has published the 2016 edition of the Solid-State Lighting R&D Plan. It was developed in conjunction with community experts through input received at roundtable meetings held in September and October 2015 and at the DOE SSL R&D Workshop held in February 2016 in Raleigh, NC. The discussions covered R&D needs for LED and OLED technologies, ranging from core technology research and product development through manufacturing R&D.
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2016-06-04

Korean Research Team Launch Graphene-based Transparent Electrodes for OLEDS

The arrival of a thin and lightweight computer that even rolls up like a piece of paper will not be in the far distant future. Flexible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), built upon a plastic substrate, have received greater attention lately for their use in next-generation displays that can be bent or rolled while still operating.
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2016-05-23

[Update] Debunking Rumors Associated with Aixtron Sales to Chinese Investor

The sales of Aixtron to a Chinese investor last Friday sparked market rumors, with some industry insiders over interpreting and speculating San’an Opto is involved in the acquisition. LEDinside takes a look into this particular market rumor.
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2016-05-20

OLED Production Equipment Maker Kateeva Receives US $88M in Series E Financing

The Silicon Valley technology leader disrupted the flat panel display industry when it launched a breakthrough equipment solution to mass-produce flexible Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs). Flexible OLED technology gives limitless stretch to new product design innovation by liberating panel manufacturers from the constraints of glass substrates. It enables ultra-thin, feather-light displays that are bendable, roll-able, and even fold-able. Kateeva’s solution, known as the YIELDjet™ platform, leverages inkjet printing with novel innovations to perform critical steps in the OLED manufacturing process
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2016-05-18

IDS Unveils New OLED Display Panel at H/WExpo

Embedded systems display specialist Intelligent Display Solutions (IDS) launched a new series of OLED display panels at this year's H/WExpo, the hardware developers’ conference
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2016-05-17

FEP Micropatterns OLEDs with Electron Beam Technology

The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP will be presenting the first micro-OLEDs patterned using electron beam at Booth 1023 during SID Display Week 2016 in San Francisco / USA from May 24 – 26.
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2016-05-11

LEDinside:OLED’s Impact on Display Market

Projected penetration rate for small size OLED: As Samsung started to adopt OLED in all models of its own brand and the exportation to Chinese labels, the strategies has pushed the penetration rate to 20% in 2016. Samsung has reached full production capacity while other display manufacturers are unable to satisfy the specification of high-end mobile models, OLED’s penetration rate will only rise to approximately 25% from 2017 to 2018. As Taiwanese, Japanese and Chinese manufacturers all strive to catch up and the expansion of Samsung and LG Display, it’s expected that OLED could take over one third of the smartphone display market, providing that Apple didn’t enter the OLED market.   Large size OLEDs cannot pose threat to LEDs: The main obstacle of small size OLED lies in the demand of high pixels per inch (ppi) while in large size it’s limited by yield rate and price. Though LG Display strived to lower the price of OLED TV and adopted the same strategy in selling its display panels to other manufacturers, prices of OLED TVs that are twice higher than LED ones still saw slow progress. It’s projected that OLED TVs will only account for 0.5% in the TV market and rise to 5% as of 2020.
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2016-05-09

Fraunhofer Institute Develops Glass-on-glass Laminated OLEDs from the Roll

The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP will be presenting flexible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) at AIMCAL 2016 in Dresden, Germany, from May 30th to June 2nd, 2016. These OLEDs have been fabricated on ultra-thin glass and encapsulated with a ultra-thin glass foil in the same process.
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2016-04-29

Hot Picks of the Week April. 25-29

As previously communicated, Philips continues to simultaneously prepare for an initial public offering (IPO) or a private sale of Philips Lighting. With equity markets’ sentiment improving compared to the first couple of months of the year, an IPO increasingly appears a more likely outcome, subject to further market developments and other relevant circumstances.
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2016-04-25

WSU Research Improves Conductive Plastic for Biocompatible Applications

Biological implants that communicate with the brain to control paralyzed limbs or provide vision to the blind are one step closer to reality thanks to research by Brian Collins, an assistant professor of physics at Washington State University.
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2016-04-22

Fireflies Inspire Brighter OLED Technology

Korean researchers from Department of Bio and Brain Engineering and KAIST Institute for Optical Science and Technology have been able to boost OLED efficiency significantly by imitating nanostructures found in fireflies, according to a latest paper published in Nano Letters.
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2016-04-19

University of Tokyo Develops Ultrathin Organic E-Skin Display

University of Tokyo researchers have developed an ultrathin, ultraflexible, protective layer and demonstrated its use by creating an air-stable, OLED display. This technology will enable creation of electronic skin (e-skin) displays of blood oxygen level, e-skin heart rate sensors for athletes and many other applications.
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2016-04-08

Hot Picks of the Week April. 4-8

Highlights this week: Apple has dropped Osram Licht from its list of top 200 suppliers and added Royal Philips to its supply chain, ahead of the release of the iPhone 7.
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