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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

Fluxim releases a new software tool to simulate large area OLED panels

Oct 24, 2016

Fluxim logo

Switzerland-based R&D tools provider Fluxim released a new simulation tool called Laoss. Laoss is aimed specifically for large area organic electronic devices - such as large OLED display and lighting panels and perovskite solar cells.

The Laoss software is used to design optimal electrode lay-outs of any shape with and without current carrying grids. Fluxim says that a carefully designed electrode layout avoids non-uniformities that arise due to the resistance of the electrode and charge injecting layers. Laoss tool can be used in combination with Fluxim’s Setfos software to design the layer stack of the OLED/PV device as well as with results from the Paios measurement platform.

Did Black Cattle Food actually start to construct its 6-Gen AMOLED fab?

Oct 24, 2016

Black Cattle Food logoLast month we posted a rather strange story - a Chinese soy and grain beverage maker announced that it aims to raise $2.7 billion to enter the OLED market. Black Cattle Food said it will setup a join-venture with unannounced partners to construct a 6-Gen AMOLED fab to produce small-size OLED panels.

According to new reports from China, Black Cattle Food actually started to construct this 6-Gen AMOLED fab, in Hebei Province, northern China. The investment is now estimated at $4.5 billion. The new fab will have a monthly capacity of 30,000 substrates.

Lucid Motors teases its upcoming electric car, will have four OLED displays

Oct 23, 2016

Lucid Motors, a new automotive upstart, showed off its upcoming car, a premium electric sedan. The car is about 90% complete, according to Lucid, but following two years of development, the company was ready to show some first photos and provide some information.

Lucid motors EV dashboard teaser photo

The car builds on high-end technologies, including patented lithium-ion battery technology and a dual-motor system. The dashboard and infotainment system is using OLED displays - in fact Lucid's prototype car has four OLED screens. Lucid did not give any details on those OLEDs, unfortunately.

UBI: WOLED Technology to lead the premium TV market

Oct 23, 2016

UBI Research says that WOLED technology will lead the premium TV market from 2020 onwards. LCD will not be able to match the performance of OLED TVs at the high-end of the TV market, and solution-based OLED TVs and QD TVs will find it hard to penetrate the market as WOLED technology is one step ahead in commercialization.

LG OLED TVs (August 2015)

According to UBI, in 2016 OLED TVs will grab a 16.7% share of the global premium TV market. In 2020, OLED TVs will lead that market with a 68.1% share.

SDC and LGD not too worried about Sharp's flexible OLED plans

Oct 18, 2016

When Foxconn acquired a majority stake in Sharp for $3.5 billion, it was reported that Foxconn aims to invest a total of $1.8 billion in OLED technologies, as Foxconn aims to become an OLED supplier to Apple. In June 2016 Foxconn's president said that the company aims to start mass producing OLEDs as early as 2017, but this was way too optimistic - production will probably start at 2018 or even 2019.

An interesting article in Business Korea states that both LG Display and Samsung Display are not very worried about this competition from Japan. LG Display estimates that actually mass producing flexible OLEDs will not be as easy as Sharp hopes - and that the Japanese maker will not be able to compete with flexible OLEDs by at least 2019 or possibly 2020.

UBI sees the flexible AMOLED market growing to over $40 billion by 2020

Oct 18, 2016

UBI Research foresees the flexible AMOLED market rising from $4.9 billion in 2016 to $40.8 billion in 2020 - a CAGR of 70%. According to UBI, in 2020 around one billion flexible AMOLEDs will be produced.

Flexible OLED market growth (UBI, 2016-2020)

UBI says that there is a high possibility that a foldable smartphone will be launched in 2017 to observe the market reaction - which means that it'll be a low-volume high-end product - there are still many challenges towards a foldable device.