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An OLED uses organic semiconductors to create thin light emitting panels. OLEDs are used to create thin, beautiful, flexible and efficient display and lighting panels, and are the future technology of choice.

Recent OLED News

New OLED gadget: TicWatch

The TicWatch is a smartwatch powered by a proprietary operations system (Ticwear OS) that can connect to both iOS and Android devices. It includes a built-in GPS and an optical heart rate sensor. The display is a round 1.4" 400x400 287 PPI AMOLED display.

TicWatch photo

The TicWatch is now shipping for $189 - $299.

Is there a world-wide OLED replacement screen shortage?

Dec 02, 2016

Around August 2016 we started hearing reports of a tight OLED supply and a shortage of AMOLED panels. Chinese mobile phone maker Oppo, for example, confirmed this shortage of AMOLED display panels for the R9 (also known as F1 Plus), and the company's president announced that Oppo will release an LCD variant called R9km.

Xiaomi Redmi Pro photo

According to some new information we have, some countries (including the Netherlands and France, and some parts of the US too) are experience a shortage of replacement OLED screens for Samsung's mobile phones. This is true for Samsung's most popular devices - and for both rigid (glass-based) and flexible OLED screens.

Researchers at Tohoku University develop a super flexible liquid-crystal device

Dec 01, 2016

Researchers at Tohoku University in Japan developed a super flexible organic liquid crystal device, which they say are promising for next-generation highly-flexible LCD displays. The new device is formed from ultra-thin plastic (polyimide) substrates that are firmly bonded by polymer wall spacers.

Super flexible LC structure (Tohoku University)

The transparent polyimide substrate (made by Mitsui Chemicals) are about 10 um thick each, and feature heat resistance and the ability to form fine pixel structures, including transparent electrodes and color filters. The refractive index anisotropy is extremely small, making wide viewing angles and high contrast ratio possible.

UBI sees OLED displays overtaking LCDs in the smartphone market by 2020

Dec 01, 2016

UBI Research is seeing increasing demand for OLED in smartphones - especially for flexible OLEDs. The market analysts at UBI estimate that the market share of OLED technologies in the smartphone display market will rise from 16% to over 62% in 2016.

Smartphone display shipments, LCD vs OLED (2015-2021, UBI)

UBI sees most investments in OLED capacity increase in the future going into flexible OLEDs - and by 2021 flexible OLEDs panels will represent about 70% of the total smartphone display OLED market.

Panasonic developed high-contast LCDs to rival OLEDs

Dec 01, 2016

Panasonic announced that it has developed a new IPS LCD panel that achieves a high-contrast ratio of over 1,000,000:1, 600 times better than conventional LCDs. panasonic developed new light modulating cells that permit pixel-by-pixel control of backlight intensity.

Panasonic high contrast IPS LCD panel comparison photo

Panasonic says that these new displays will be suitable for high-end monitors for broadcasting, video production, medical, automotive, and other fields. The company will start shipping samples in January 2017, produced at the company's 8.5-Gen production lines that are capable of manufacturing 10- to 100-inch products.