OLED-Info: The OLED Experts
OLED (or AMOLED) screens are efficient, clean, thin and bright, and are becoming popular in mobile devices. We bring you daily news and resources on this exciting new technology!
Recent OLED news:
Wearable devices are adopting flexible and transparent OLEDs. OLED panels allow for new possibilities for this growing market: light weight, power efficiency, thin form factor and new design options. Don't miss our new article covering the OLED wearable market!
Sony announced a new single-lens attachable OLED-based display module for eyewear applications - which can turn any glasses into Google-Glass like smart devices. Sony aims to mass produce this display module in 2015, and will offer it to a wide variety of customers - eyewear makers, electronics makers and enterprise device developers.
In this concept device, Sony adopted their new 0.23" 640x400 (nHD+) OLED microdisplay unveiled in June 2014. Sony says that the OLED display enabled the module to be compact and light. The OLED is coupled with a micro-optical unit optimized for the OLED display. The projected image's diagonal angle of view converts to 13 degrees, which is equivalent to the field of view for a 16-inch display 2 meters in the distance.
Fujitsu's Tab F-03G is a large tablet that uses a 10.5" WQXGA (2560x1600) Super AMOLED display (made by SDC, the same one used in Samsung's Galaxy Tab S 10.5. Other features include a quad-core 2.3Ghz CPU and a quad-core GPU, 2GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 7840 mAh battery and Android 4.4.2. The tablet is waterproof and dustproof.
The Tab F-03G is available in Japan, we do not have any information about availability in other countries.
10.5" WQXGA (2560x1600) Super AMOLED
Royole, a startup established in the US in 2012, unveils their first prototype, a 0.01 mm thick (thin?) flexible AMOLED prototype (which they say is the thinnest ever). Here's a video showing the display in action:
The display is bendable, and has a bending radius of 1 mm. Samsung's recent flexible AMOLED prototypes has a radius of 5 mm - but these prototypes are closer to production units (the flexible OLED in the Galaxy Note Edge has a radius of 7 mm). Samsung's aim is to achieve a radius of 1 mm in production within two years.
Following earlier reports that LG is set to release Quantum-Dots enhanced LCD TVs in 2015, LG Electronics announced today that they will unveil the first 4K QD-LCDs in CES 2015 next month. LG's QD-LCDs will offer better colors (wider palette and improved saturation) compared to their regular LCDs.
Those Quantum Dot TVs will be positioned above LG's current high-end Ultra HD LCDs but below the company's OLED TV range, which offer the best image quality ever achieved. Indeed LG still considers OLED to be the superior technology in the long run.
According to OLEDNet, Seiko Epson developed a new OLED ink-jet printer head that can achieve a resolution of 360 PPI. This high-density print head uses two 180 PPI nozzles in 2 offset rows. The company managed to print prototype bottom-emitting and top-emitting OLED devices using this print head.
OLEDNet says that Seiko Epson is now aiming to develop a 600 PPI ink-jet printer head, by using two rows of 400 PPI nozzles.
Last month we reported that China's Everdisplay (EDO) started mass producing 5" 720p AMOLED displays with a capacity of 600,000 panels per month. EDO presented in a trade show in China, and showed their near-future AMOLED roadmap:
We already knew that EDO aims to start making 5.6" FHD panels in February 2015 and smaller 1.63" 320x320 ones in Q2 2015, but according to the new roadmap, there are some more panels underway. First up will be a circular 1.35" panel for smartwatches, and it will also be released in Q2 2015. Further down the road EDO plans a 6" WQHD (2560x1440 489 PPI) and a 5" FHD panel.