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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

LG lowers the price of the curved 65" 4K OLEDC6 to $3,799

Jul 01, 2016

In the past few weeks LG kept lowering the price of its 2016 OLED TVs, to the point that I'm feeling these posts are repeating themselves... but it's good news for consumers. LG now reduced the price of its 65" curved 4K OLEDC6 to $3,799. The 55" OLEDC6 still costs $2,799.

LG OLED65C6P photo

LG's OLED C6 is a series of curved 4K smart OLED TVs introduced in 2016, that feature LG's webOS 3.0, Color Prime PRO technology and HDR. The C6 series are LG's basic-level OLED TVs for 2016 (together with the flat OLEDB6).

SID 2016 summary

Jun 29, 2016

The premier display industry conference, SID DisplayWeek 2016 took place at the end of May 2016 in San Francisco. This was a very interesting trade show, and OLEDs too center stage as the technology matures and is set to become the leading display technology in the near future. We published several posts following our meetings and booth visits at SID:

Kateeva's new Chief Product Officer gives us a company overview and update

Jun 29, 2016

Kateeva recently announced a large $88 million Series-E funding round, and the ink-jet equipment maker today announced that Ink-Jet guru Eli Vronsky has been promoted to the company's Chief Product Officer.

Eli Vronksy at Kateeva

During our recent visit to San Francisco, we caught up with Kateeva’s executive team on a break from their presentations on inkjet printing for flexible OLEDs. Chief Product Officer Eli Vronsky gave us an update, as well as an overview of the company’s product strategy.

Digitimes: Samsung Display OLED shipments to reach 560 million panels in 2019

Jun 29, 2016

Digitimes Research expects that Samsung Display will remain the leader in mobile-device AMOLED displays, and the Korean company will increase its AMOLED shipments to 560 million panels in 2019.

Meizu Pro 6 photo

Samsung Electronics will remain the company's largest AMOLED customer, but most of the growth in AMOLED shipments will come from other clients. SDC will ship 239 million AMOLEDs to Samsung Electronics in 2016, and this will grow to 290 million units in 2019.

UDC acquires BASF's OLED IP for $96 million

Jun 29, 2016

Universal Display announced that it acquired BASF's entire OLED IP portfolio, for €87 million (about $96 million). BASF's IP portfolio, representing 15 years of R&D, includes over 500 issues and pending patents around the world in 86 patent families - mostly regarding phosphorescent OLED materials and technologies. BASF’s OLED portfolio has an average lifetime of 10 years.

UDC says that BASF's patents will help the company develop and deliver an all-phosphorescent emissive stack. Specifically, UDC is believing that this will help the company develop commercial blue emissive systems. Including the new BASF patents, UDC will have over 4,000 issued and pending patents

GraphenExeter electrodes outperform pure-graphene electrodes for flexible lighting devices

Jun 28, 2016

A few years ago, Researchers at Exeter developed a new material called GraphExeter, which is made from compressed ferric chloride molecules between two sheets of graphene. This material has interesting properties, and recently the researchers started to study it as an electrode material for electroluminescent devices.

The researchers now report that GraphExeter is indeed effective as such an electrode - performing better than pure graphene. In fact, they state that it is capable of high luminosity - brighter than pure graphene by almost 50%. It's not clear exactly if they used this electrode on an OLED or on an EL lighting panel, but these are certainly interesting results.

The Fraunhofer FEP launches a flexible electronics-healthcare idea competition

Jun 28, 2016

The Fraunhofer FEP, as part of its flex+ project, launched a new idea competition called flexMED. Fraunhofer is aiming to collect ideas for applications that combine flexible electronics and medicine and healthcare.

You can submit your ideas until July 31st, and the three winner will receive €3,000 in total. The Fraunhofer team says that they are looking for innovative ideas that leverage diverse possibilities of flexible electronics. They would especially value ideas that contribute to well-being, recovery and cure of patients.