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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

LGD currently makes 100,000 OLED TV panels per month, aims to sell 2.5 million units in 2018

Oct 28, 2016

LG Display's OLED business unit president Yeo Sang-duk says that the company's OLED TV production capacity is currently 100,000 units per month, as the company achieved a stable yield rate of over 80%.

LGD is expanding its capacity and will be able to produce 2 million panels in 2017 and 2.5 million in 2018. Only a couple of months ago LGD said that they plan to sell 1.7 million panels in 2017 - so it seems the company is indeed more optimistic now, maybe due to the higher yields.

LG Display to start pilot production of ink-jet OLEDs in 2017

Oct 28, 2016

According to ETNews, LG Display is aiming to start pilot production of ink-jet printed large-area OLEDs during the first half of 2017. This is just an initial step, and it may take one or two years to achieve mass production following the launch of the pilot line.

LG Display's pilot line will be an 8-Gen line and the company hopes that the new production technology will be more efficient than vacuum deposition - and will also enable LGD to produce "direct emission" RGB OLED TVs - which will offer lower-cost production, higher quality and more efficient displays and less components (no need for color filters).

Apple officially launches the new MacBook Pro with the OLED Touch Bar

Oct 28, 2016

As was pretty much confirmed by several reports and leaks, Apple introduced its new MacBook Pro 2016 models - which include an OLED Touch Bar instead of the traditional function keys.

Apple MacBook Pro 2016 photo

The OLED strip is supported by most of Apple's applications and can be used to show bookmarks while you browse the internet, emojis in messaging applications, and more. Apple released an API to developers can support the Touch Bar in third-party applications. The OLED strip also includes a Touch ID sensor that is activated for example when you wish to pay online (on supported web stores).

New OLED gadget: Huawei Enjoy 6

The Huawei Enjoy 6 is a China-bound Android smartphone that features a 5" 720p AMOLED display, a MediaTek MT6750 octa-core CPU, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, microSD slot, 13MP camera and a fingerprint reader on the back.

Huawei Enjoy 6 photo

The Enjoy 6 will start shipping in November 2016 for around $190 in China.

SDC expects VR and AR markets to spark demand for high-end OLED displays

Oct 27, 2016

During a display seminar in Korea, Park Won-sang, SDC's principal engineer, said that the company is expecting VR and AR applications to increase demand for high-end OLED displays. Park says that smartphone-based VR device shipments will grow to 66 million units in 2017, up from 4 million units in 2013 (this data originates from ABI Research).

Oculus Rift consumer photo

VR and AR technology demands very high-end displays, and OLEDs are seen as the ideal technology - as it features high response time and better contrast compared to LCD displays. The biggest challenge, according to Park, is the power consumption that needs to be increased to enhance the AR and VR experience.

Samsung profits drop, sends mixed signals on flexible OLED sales

Oct 27, 2016

Following the Galaxy Note 7 discontinuation, Samsung Electronics reported a 17% drop in quarterly profits. Samsung Q3 2016 profits dropped 17%, and net income fell to $3.9 billion.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 image

Regarding its OLED business, Samsung is sending a confusing message. The company reports a decline in flexible OLED shipments compared to the previous quarter - due to the discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7. On the other hand, Samsung says that OLED earnings increased as overall high-end flexible display shipments increased. So it's not clear what actually happened...

Leaked Apple pay image confirms the Macbook Pro's OLED magic toolbar

Oct 26, 2016

Tomorrow (October 27th) Apple is set to announce its new MacBook Pro lineup, and reports suggested that one of the new features in these new laptops will be an OLED touch bar, a secondary display placed above the keyboard (instead of the function keys).

Apple pay leaked magic toolbar photo

A leaked image (shown above) from Apple's Pay platform was circulated yesterday, showing and supposedly confirming the new touch bar (which many believe Apple will call Magic Toolbar) - which will also apparently support touch ID.