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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:
Three new wearable devices with OLED displays were unveiled at the MWC tradeshow today. The most interesting one is Huawei's Watch - an Android Wear device that sports a 1.4" 400x400 (286 PPI) circular AMOLED display. It features a heart rate monitor and fitness tracking, six-axis motion sensor and a barometric sensor. Huawei's Watch will ship "in the middle of 2015".
Another interesting device is HTC's Grip - a fitness tracker that was developed together with Under Armour. The wearable device sports a curved monochrome (white) PMOLED display, which seems to be Futaba's 1.4" 128x16 film OLED (similar to the one used in Garmin's Vivosmart). The Grip includes the usual range of sensors in addition to an internal GPS chip.The Grip will ship in the US in the spring for $199.
Samsung officially announces their next flagship phone, the Galaxy S6 and its curved-display variant the Galaxy S6 Edge. Following the disappointing sales of the Galaxy S5, it seems that Samsung focused on the phone look and feel - and reportedly the GS6 looks and feels great, especially the S6 Edge with its curved flexible OLED display.
The two phones sport the same features - an aluminum body covered with Gorilla Glass 4 on both sides, an octa-core CPU (quad-2.1 Ghz and quad-1.5 Ghz), 3GB of RAM, 16 MP camera, LTE Cat6, Android 5.0 and wireless charging support. Both display have the same specification - 5.1" QHD (2560x1440, 577ppi) Super AMOLED. Samsung also announced Gear VR edition that supports the two new phones.
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!
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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).