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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

Taiwan's government to support WiseChip blue-light free OLED lighting project

Nov 24, 2015

Taiwan's National Tsing-Hua University has been pursuing blue-light free OLED panels for a long time, developing orange-colored (1,914K) OLED panels which they claim is much healthier than regular OLEDs or LED devices.

WiseChip candle-light OLED photo

In November 2014, we reported that Taiwan's PMOLED maker WiseChip Semiconductors licensed technology Tsing-Hua's technology, with an aim to produce such panels by early 2015. This did not happen, but today we hear that the Taiwanese government decided to fund WiseChip development - awarding the company with 10 million NTD (about $300,000 USD) each year for two years - and the Wisechip will be able to start mass producing those 1900K OLEDs.

Will Perovskites be the future of solar cells, batteries, sensors, lasers and displays?

Nov 21, 2015

OLED-Info takes great pride in inviting its readers to check out Perovskite-Info.com, our new site focused on perovskite developments, applications and market. We treat it with the same amount of care and deliberation as our other sites, to bring you only the best and most up-to-date picture of the happenings in the field.

Perovskites are a fascinating group of materials that share a similar structure and display a myriad of exciting properties like superconductivity, magnetoresistance and more. These easily synthesized materials are considered the future of solar cells, as their distinctive structure makes them perfect for enabling low-cost, efficient photovoltaics. They are also predicted to play a role in next-gen electric vehicle batteries, sensors, displays, lasers and much more.

Apple latest patent integrates a finerprint sensor in an OLED display

Nov 20, 2015

The US PTO published a new patent application from Apple that describes an OLED display with a built-in fingerprint reader. The idea is that integrating Near Infrared (NIR) emitters and detectors between the OLED subpixels will enable a much thinner design compared to separate display and detector layers. This also means that there is no need to have a separate reader in the home button as in current iPhones.

Apple OLED with embedded fingerprint-reader patent drawing

The Fraunhofer Institute has demonstrated bi-directional OLED microdisplays back in 2012 that are based on a similar idea - embedding photo detectors (in the visible light range, in that case) within the OLED sub pixels. The latest prototype unveiled in 2015 supports SVGA resolution and a hi-res image sensor. The bi-directional displays are available for sampling.

Futaba expands film-type flexible PMOLED range

Nov 20, 2015

Futaba started shipping flexible PMOLED panels, which they call film-type formable OLEDs, back in 2013 - with the first panel on production being a 1.4" 128x16 white PMOLED (which was adopted in Huawei's Talkband and Garmin's Vivosmart fitness trackers).

Now Futaba expanded their and the company now has 3 flexible OLED products - adding a new 1.8" white 160x32 panel that is now in mass production and a full-color 1.4" 128x16 PMOLED that will enter mass production soon.

LG installs the world's largest "OLED Screen" at Seoul's Incheon airport

Nov 19, 2015

LG installs a huge 13x8 meter OLED display, made from 140 individual 55" OLED TV displays. LG says this is the world's largest OLED display - as they consider this to be a single display.

LG 13x8m OLED installation Incheon airport

Those 55" OLEDs are 4K panels - wich means that there are 290 million pixels in total. This looks like a beautiful display - and hopefully a great showcase of LG's OLED technology.

OSRAM announces a five-year €2 billion R&D drive

Nov 19, 2015

OSRAM Announced a new five-year strategic plan that includes a €2 billion investment in current and future lighting applications - including lasers, LEDs and OLEDs for automobiles.

BMW concept M4 GTS OLED closeup

OSRAM says that their automotive OLED lighting panels will enter mass production in early 2016. OSRAM is the OLED supplier of BMW's M4 GTS taillights. The M4 GTS will enter limited-edition (700 units) production and may be considered the first commercial car with OLED lighting.