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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.

The OLED Handbook 2015

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 2015

Apple's AMOLED Watch

Apple Watch It is now confirmed that the Apple Watch uses an AMOLED display, most likely a flexible plastic-based OLED made by LG Display

Galaxy S6 Edge

Galaxy S6 Edge Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge has a stunning flexible (plastic) OLED display that curves around the edges (5.1" QHD Super AMOLED)

The Flexible OLED revolution

LG Display flexible OLED Flexible OLEDs are finally coming to the mainstream, and these new displays are going to revolutionize the smartphone and wearables industries!
Recent OLED news:

LGD plans to produce over 12 million UHD OLED TVs in 2020

ETNews posted the following chart, showing what seems to be LG Display's own forecasts for UHD (4K) OLED TV production from 2014 to 2020. These are just 4K OLED TVs - LGD still produces Full-HD OLEDs as well (for example in 2015, LGD plans to produce 86,000 FHD TVs, bringing the total number of OLED TV produced to 600,000).

LGD UHD OLED TV production forecast 2014-2020

According to the OLED Association LG indeed managed to increase production yields of 4K OLEDs. The company is now conducting extensive R&D in inkjet printing of OLEDs as this seems to be a promising route towards greater material efficiency and faster production

CSoT's 6-Gen Wuhan LTPS fab to start mass production in Q1 2017

In 2014, CSoT (a subsidiary of TCL) announced plans to establish a 6-Gen LTPS fab in Wuhan, China, in a $2.6 billion investment. New reports suggest that the company is actually ahead of schedule, and now estimates that mass production will begin in Q1 2017. The plan is to make both small and medium sized displays - LCDs and OLEDs.

CSOT fab photo

The new production line will have a capacity of 30,000 monthly substrates - it's not clear what will be the ratio between high-end LCDs and OLEDs.

Henkel leads the new financing round of OLED encapsulation developer Vitriflex

In 2014, Henkel signed a joint-development agreement with Vitriflex, a US start-up that has developed a patented cost-efficient process for high-volume flexible encapsulation film production. Today Henkel announced that it lead a new financing round in Vitriflex, "reaffirming Henkel's coommitment to next-gen display technologies".

Henkel flexible OLED concept image

Henkel says that since 2014 the company made "profound progress" toward an integrated barrier film product that delivers good adhesion to multiple substrates. This latest round will enable Vitriflex to continue development and "move towards" high volume manufacturing capability. In fact, Vitriflex hopes to have a commercial product ready to ship by the end of 2015.

Samsung Q2 earnings lower then expected, probably due to weak GS6 sales

Up until now analysts estimated that Samsung's GS6 and GS6 Edge have been very successful, but today Samsung announced that Q2 earnings will be lower than expected - and this was probably due to lower than expected smartphone shipments.

Samsung GS6 and GS6 Edge photo

Samsung already said that they could not keep up with the demand to the GS6 Edge - as more people wanted the curved-OLED variant over the regularly shaped GS6. It seems that this lead to lower than expected GS6 sales. Samsung increased their flexible OLED capacity and will now be able to meet demand - but it may be too late financially as Apple is set to release a new iPhone soon and Samsung may have "missed the window" on the GS6.

DisplaySearch: 35,200 OLED TVs were sold in Q1 2015, 90% by LG Electronics

DisplaySearch estimates that 35,200 OLED TVs were sold, globally, in the first quarter of 2015. This is a seven-fold increase from Q1 2014 (4,600 units). DisplaySearch says that the OLED TV market will grow from around 400,000 in 2015 to 7 million in 2019.

LG Display OLED TV panels at SID 2015

The current 35,200 estimate is actually lower than DisplaySearch's previous estimate of over 53,000 OLED TVs in the quarter. LG themselves aim to produce around 600,000 OLED TVs in 2015.

OLED-Info's flexible, automotive and transparent OLED market reports updated to July 2015

Today we published new versions of our Transparent, Automotive and Flexible OLED market reports. OLED-Info provides comprehensive niche OLED market reports, and our reports cover everything you need to know about the niche market, and can be useful if you want to understand how the OLED industry works and what this technology can provide for your own industry. The reports are now updated to July 2015.

The Flexible OLED Market Report:

  • Why flexible displays and lighting panels are so exciting
  • What kind of flexible displays are currently on the market
  • What the future holds for flexible OLEDs
  • How to acquire flexible OLEDs for your products

The report package provides a good introduction to the flexible OLED market - present and future. It details both flexible displays and lighting technologies. Read more here!

LG Display to expand flexible OLED production in a $800 million investment

LG Display is currently produces plastic-based OLEDs in its Gen-4.5 fab, with a monthly capacity of 14,000 substrates (more than double its capacity in the beginning of 2014). In the past, we heard reports that LGD is building a Gen-6 line (15,000 monthly substrates), but LGD themselves said that plans for expansion are still under review.

LG Display 6'' flexible OLED photo

According to a new report in Korea, LG Display made the decision to invest 900 billion Won ($802 million USD) in a new production line for flexible OLEDs. The new fab will produce small/medium sized displays - used for mobile phone and wearable applications. LGD officially declined to comment on this, though.

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