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Recent OLED News

Reports say that the Xiamoi Redmi Pro 5.5" FHD AMOLED is made by EDO and BOE

Jul 29, 2016

A few days ago Xiaomi launched a new entry-level smartphone, the Redmi Pro - with a 5.5" FHD AMOLED display. According to a report from China, that AMOLED is produced by two Chinese display makers - EverDisplay (the main supplier) and BOE Display.

Everdisplay (EDO) started mass producing 5" 720p AMOLED displays towards the end of 2014. Since then the company seems to be accelerating its OLED program, and is now offering several displays - including indeed a 5.5" one (EDO also produces and develops smaller AMOLEDs for wearables and larger ones for the automobile market).

Coherent reports $250 million in FPD orders, mostly for flexible OLED production systems

Jul 28, 2016

Photonics-based solutions provider Coherent reported its financial results for CYQ2 2016. Coherent received over $240 million in flat-panel display related orders, including a single order for systems in excess of $100 million. Most of these FPD orders are tied to flexible OLED production.

LTPS laser annealing photo

Coherent also said it starts to see orders for other process steps in OLED production, including Short-Pulse Lasers for film cutting and excimer lasers for Laser-Lift-Off.

AUO reports a strong quarter, expects growth in OLED shipments

Jul 28, 2016

Taiwan's AU Optronics reported its financial results for Q2 2016. The display maker says that it saw strong demand for displays, including TV displays and the average panel price bottomed up in the quarter - and started to pick up. Revenues reached $2.5 billion and gross profit reached $175 million.

AUO 1.3'' circular plastic-based flexible OLED prototype photo (SID 2015)

AUO's experienced growth in both OLED client number and projects number. The company expects to ship over a million OLED panels in Q3 2016. AUO is focused on OLED for VR application and the company produces 3.8" and 5.5" VR OLEDs, reaching a high 420 PPI. AUO also develops OLED displays with higher resolution - larger than 600 PPI, aiming to bring this into mass production as soon as possible.

Samsung reports a solid quarter thanks to strong GS7 sales

Jul 28, 2016

Samsung Electronics reported good Q2 2016 earning results - revenues reached $45 billion and operating profit was $7.17 billion, highest since Q1 2014. Samsung saw excellent mobile phone sales - mostly from its high-end Galaxy S7 and S7 edge phones. The component (semiconductor and displays) profits were lower than last year, but slightly better than Q1 2016.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge at MWC photo

The Display segmented improved over the last quarter - led by increased OLED capacity utilization. SDC sees the stable earnings for OLEDs ahead, and the company said that the capital expenditure will be slightly higher in 2016 compared to 2015, and most of it will concentrate on OLED and V-NAND capacity as the company sees high demand for these components.

New OLED gadget: Xiaomi Redmi Pro

Xiaomi's Redmi Pro is an entry-level smartphone that features a 5.5" FHD AMOLED display, a dual-lens camera, dual-SIM, 10-core Helio X2 chipset, 32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM.

Xiaomi Redmi Pro photo

The Redmi Pro is now shipping in China for about $225.

Encapsulix announces a new 200 mm ALD system for flexible OLED encapsulation

Jul 27, 2016

Encapsulix logoALD equipment maker Encapsulix developed a new ALD system (the Infinity 200) that is optimized for deposition on 200 mm substrates - for both R&D or manufacturing systems. The new system offers several advanced features especially suited for thin-film low-temperature encapsulation deposition on flexible substrates, particular for OLED displays.

Encapsulix announced that the new system was successfully installed and qualified for ultrafast OLED encapsulation at Leti, the CEA Tech research institute in Grenoble, France.Additional systems will be delivered in the next 12 months to customers in Asia.