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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:

Samsung reportedly aims to commercialize QLED TVs by 2020

According to a report from Korea, Samsung is considering developing Quantum-Dot displays (QLEDs) for TV panels that will compete with OLED TVs. Samsung has failed to commercialize large-sized OLEDs using its direct-emission architecture, and reportedly believes it will fair better with quantum-dot displays.

Samsung SUHD at CES 2015 photo

Samsung is already producing LCD TVs enhanced with quantum-dots films that enhance the color gamut - but these aren't QLED TVs. A QLED is similar to an OLED - an emissive display that uses the QDs as light emitting materials.

Everdisplay unveil its 8" automotive AMOLED display prototypes

Last month China's Everdisplay announced it is developing a 8" AMOLED display for the automotive market, and now the company unveiled first prototypes at the CES Asia trade show.

Everdisplay's 8'' automotive AMOLED display prototypes (CES Asia)

The 8" display features Full-HD resolution, 2 ms response time and a contrast ratio of over 100,000:1. The display operates in a wide temperature range (-40 to 85 Celsius).

IHS sees 25 million flexible OLEDs shipped in 2015, over 100 million in 2019

IHS says that flexible AMOLED shipments reaching about 25 million displays in 2015, or 11% of the total AMOLED market in 2015. AMOLED shipments will grow to about 400 million in 2019, and flexible OLEDs shipments will grow to over 100 million units - or over 25% of the total AMOLED market.

IHS Flexible OLED penetration chart (2014-2019)

Device makers are adopting flexible OLEDs in smartphones and wearables, to differentiate their products from those that use rigid displays. Flexible OLEDs are especially useful in mobile devices because they are thinner and lighter - and of course they enable new design options.

Novaled developed a V-OFET backplane to efficiently drive AMOLED displays

Novaled logoNext week at SID, Novaled will report on a new Vertical organic field-effect transistors (V-OFETs) that can be used to drive high-brightness AMOLED displays. Novaled says that the new backplane can be deposited on plastic backplanes, and it allows a 4X brightness enhancement compared to reference AMOLEDs.

Vertical-OETs has been first reported in 2011 by the University of Florida. That particular research used carbon-nanotube based backplanes, and it was spun-off to form a company called nVerPix which is commercializing the technology.

LG puts their truly flexible OLED panels to the hammer test

LG Chem started developing "truly flexible" plastic-based OLED panels back in 2013, and they recently finished that development effort with sample production already underway. The company now released this video showing the panels undergoing some flexibility tests (including the hammer test):

Currently LG Chem offers samples for $250 each, and mass production of these panels is expected by July 2015 - which will also mean a lower price. Those panels offer 60 lm/W, 75 lumens, a color temperature of 3,000K and a CRI of over 85. The bending radius is 30 mm.

Truly expects to begin production in their 4.5-Gen AMOLED fab in Q1 2016

Truly logoHong Kong's Truly Semiconductors announced that next month it will complete the construction of the first phase in the company's 4.5-Gen AMOLED fab in Huizhou, China. The equipment will be installed in October, and the production line will begin operation in Q1 2016.

Truly estimates that the new production line, which will be used to make small-sized AMOLED panels, will generate RMB5.3 billion (about $854 million) in annual revenue. The fab's capacity will be 15,000 monthly substrates.

Audi promises OLED lighting in the 2017 A8 Saloon flagship car

Audi's Head of Electronics Ricky Hudi, says that the upcoming 2017 A8 Saloon car will sport several new technologies - including OLED lighting. Or at least the company is "working on the integration of OLEDs" for the 2017 flagship model.

Audi OLED conceptAudi OLED lighting concept, 2012

Audi has been playing with OLED technologies for a long time.Back in 2012 they unveiled three new OLED lighting designs, and in 2013 they unveiled 3D OLED lighting taillight prototypes (developed with Philips and Merck). In 2012 Audi also installed AMOLED digital rear view "mirrors" in their R18 sports prototype cars. It'll be interesting to see if the upcoming A8 will use one of these designs.

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