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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.
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In August 2013 Visionox started constructing their Gen-5.5 AMOLED production line, and according to the company, they are set to start mass producing AMOLED panels in Q2 2015 (i.e. by June 2015). This line will produce 4,000 substrates each month at first and once yields stabilize it will reach its full capacity of 15,000 monthly substrates.
When this happens, Visionox will become the world's second largest AMOLED producer after SDC (which currently produces 140,000 monthly Gen-5.5 substrates). China's EverDisplay also has a monthly capacity of 15,000 substrates, but its production line is smaller (Gen-4.5). The fourth AMOLED producer, Taiwan's AU Optronics, also has a Gen-4.5 line but production volume is unclear at the moment.
IHS says that OLED displays will make up 75% of all flexible display shipments in 2015. And this will pretty much continue until 2023 at least, as foldable tablets and large flexible OLED display will make OLED the leading flexible display technology in the foreseeable future.
The second most popular flexible display technology will be e-paper, but these kinds of displays will mostly be used for wearable applications. The major advantage of e-paper is the extremely low power consumption.
We're launched a new branding drive here at OLED-Info, and the first step is a new logo. It's not very different from our old logo - which has been around for exactly ten years now - it's more of a face lift. We hope you like it.
In the near future, you will notice several changes here, this is just the first step. Stay tuned!
For the full year 2014, UDC generated $191 million in revenues (up 30% from 2013) and a net income of $32.7 million (excluding the tax benefit in Q4). In 2014, UDC generated $47.3 million in operating cash flow (compared to $45 million in 2013).
LG Electronics officially announced their spring 2015 TV lineup, launching several new TVs. Unfortunately, while LG announced six new models during CES, currently they announce just one - the 65" EG9600, which will cost $8,999. LG also said that they will continue to offer the 55" FHD 55EC9300, with the official price set at $3,499 (earlier today we reported that this OLED TV can be bought for less than $2,400 at some retailers).
Last month Apple said that they will ship the Apple watch in April 2015. Today Apple announced that they are hosting a press event on March 9th - with the message on the invite saying "spring forward". It's highly likely that during this event Apple will officially launch their first wearable device, and hopefully provide all the technical details about the display.
Hopefully Apple will finally unveil the actual display type used in the Watch. In the-launch event they said it uses a "flexible Retina display", which can mean anything. According to several trusted sources, the Watch uses a flexible OLED display.
The 55EC9300 is a 55" curved FHD OLED TV, based on LG's WebOS smart TV platform. The TV features a 240Hz refresh rate and a brightness of 500 cd/m2. In two weeks LG is going to launch its 2015 55" curved TV that features 4K resolution, so retailers are probably eager to get rid of last year's OLED TVs.