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The OLED Handbook 2014

The OLED Handbook OLED-Info's guide to OLED technology, industry and market is the world's best guide to all things OLED, updated March 2014

LG leads in OLED TVs?

LG 77EC9800 OLED TV prototype CES Aftermath: is LG taking the lead in OLED TVs? LG sees a rapid push into OLEDs, while Samsung is less optimistic...

Galaxy Note 4 Edge

Galaxy Note 4 Edge The world's first mobile phone with a flexible OLED display that curves around the edge (5.7" QHD Super AMOLED)

Konica Minolta OLED mass production

Konica Minolta flexible OLED panel Konica Minolta is building a mass production roll-to-roll fab that will make a million color-tunable flexible OLED panels a month.
Recent OLED news:

CNet: LG's 55EC9300 OLED TV offers the best picture quality ever tested

CNet posted a short video review of LG's 55EC9300 curved OLED TV - and they say that it offers the best picture quality ever - better than any Plasma or LCD ever reviewed on Cnet

CNet is also very happy with how the TV looks like, and the new WebOS SmartTV interface. The 55EC9300 currently costs $2,999 on Amazon.com.

A VR headset powered by a Full-HD AMOLED attempts to raise $350,000

In March 2014, Vrvana (TRG back then) announced the Totem Virtual-Reality headset - a competitor to Oculus Rift's OLED-based HMD. After months in development, Vrvana launched a kickstarter campaign to raise $350,000. As of the time of writing, they raised almost $100,000 - with 28 days to go so this looks like a promising project.

The headset includes a Full-HD RGB-Stripe AMOLED display, HDMI input and 11 sensors (including 2 cameras and 3 gyros). It supports the Unreal, Unity, Havok and CryEngine engines, and can be used with a PC, A PS3/PS4 and Xbox One & 360. An early-bird edition via Kickstarter costs around $400.

Osram unveils the world's first commercial OLED product for automobiles

OSRAM announced a new OLED lamp for car interiors - the OLED Reading Light. This is a single OLED lighting panel placed in a high-quality matt aluminum housing that provides a very warm (3300 kelvin) and uniform light. This is an after-market product, with a clip at the back of the panel enables it to be attached to the sun visor. It can be charged via a USB cable.

OSRAM says that OLED lighting is ideal for applications in which the eyes have to focus on one point for a long time thanks to its homogeneous light that does not dazzle or cast shadows. Unfortunately OSRAM did not reveal the OLED panels' spec, but they do provide a 5-year guarantee so it means that the lifetime and stability is probably quite good.

LG Display expects its OLED business to turn a profit in 2015

According to Bloomberg, LG Display expects its OLED business to turn a profit in 2015. LG Display's OLED business lost about $530 million in 2013, according to Hana Daetoo Securities. LGD is still on track to start production on its new M2 OLED TV production fab, and OLED earnings will reach about $150 million in 2015 according to Hana Daetoo.

LG is already supplying OLED panels to China's Skyworth, Changhong and Konka. According to earlier reports (and cited again in this Bloomberg article) LGD is in talks with both Sony and Panasonic for OLED supply. A couple of weeks ago Panasonic showed 65" 4K OLED TV prototypes that use panels made by LGD.

LG's 55" FHD 55EC9300 OLED TV now available for $2,999

Less than a month since LG launched their 55EC9300 55" curved FHD OLED TV for $3,499 - Adorama (through Amazon) are now offering it for only $2,999. It's great to see OLED prices dropping again - and hopefully this will continue and by 2015 we'll see OLEDs for less than $2,000.

The EC9300 is LG's new 55" Full-HD curved OLED TV (replacing the older 55EA9800 model). LG also offers a 65" 4K OLED in the US for $6,250 - which will start shipping next month.

New OLED gadget: Samsung NX1

The NX1 is Samsung's flagship mirrorless camera for 2014, that can shoot UHD (4K) videos at 30 fps. It sports a 28.2 mp sensor, ISO range of 100 to 51200, Wi-Fi and NFC. The display on the back is an articulated 3" Super AMOLED and it's also got a 1024x768 (XGA) OLED viewfinder.

The NX1 will launch in October 15 2014 for $1,499 (body only).

OLED type: 

3" Super AMOLED + XGA OLED microdisplay

Changhong shows a 65" curved OLED TV prototype

A few months ago, China's Changhong launched their first OLED TV, the 55Q1A (a 55" curved OLED panel made by LG Display). Last week the company showed a 65" curved OLED TV prototype.

I don't have any official information, but this is likely also an OLED panel produced by LG Display. LG Electronics recently released their first 4K OLED TV in the US, the 65" 65EC9700, which probably uses the same exact panel.


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