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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:

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.

Ignis raised $14 million in a new financing round, expects True Vision Displays on the market in 2016

IGNIS Innovation has secured $14 million in a new financing round. Ignis will use the new funds to accelerate product development especially the recently announced True Vision Display technology. True Vision Displays use the company's compensation technologies which extend OLED display lifetime and efficiency, and also enable HDR - even on mobile displays.

CSOT 5.5-inch MaxLife AMOLED prototypeCSOT 5.5-inch MaxLife AMOLED prototype

Ignis further said that is working with partners to develop True Vision Display OLEDs for the wearable, smartphone, automotive, tablet and TV markets. Ignis expects the first products to launch next year.

India's IIT Madras aims to help establish a low-cost OLED production industry in India

According to India Times, the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras is seeking government funding to start a project to develop low-cost OLED production processes. The IIT estimate the project at Rs500 million (about $78 million).

The researchers at the IIT are looking at two technologies: a new patterning technology, and a silicon based substrate that will enable to integrate the backplane into the substrate and so lower costs.

Digitimes: Samsung and LG's 2015 OLED capex to be slightly lower than in 2014

According to Digitimes Research, the combined AMOLED investments of LG Display and Samsung Display will be slightly lower in 2015 than it was in 2014 and will reach KRW6.7 trillion ($6.6 billion) - down from KRW7 trillion ($6.9 billion).

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge closeup photo (OLED-Info)

SDC's investments will go towards expanding AMOLED capacity, as it aims to introduce AMOLED panels into more mid-range devices and wearables. SDC will also increase its flexible AMOLED capacity.

DisplaySearch: The AMOLED market will grow 44% in 2015, to reach 260 million panels

DisplaySearch says that they see an increase in high-end small/medium displays shipments in 2015. AMOLED displays, in particular, will grow 44% to reach 260 million units (up from around 200 million in both 2013 and 2014). The growth trend is expected to accelerate starting in 2016.

DisplaySearch small/medium display shipments 2013-2015 chart

DisplaySearch says that this is mostly dues to increased high-end smartphone shipments - but AMOLED displays for the wearable market will also see increased shipments. Apple alone will probably buy over 10 million flexible AMOLED panels (produced by LG Display).

LG promises HDR firmware upgrade to the EG9600 OLED TVs soon

A couple of months ago, LG said that they aim to unveil HDR OLED TVs in Q3 2015 - with a higher brightness compared to regular OLED TVs. Now LG says that their new EG9600 OLED TVs will soon be getting HDR support - via a firmware upgrade.

LG EG9600 photo

LG did not disclose when this will happen exactly - but they will release the upgrade "once technical specifications for HDR are finalized".


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