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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

Allied Market Research sees a $37.2 billion OLED market by 2020

Nov 27, 2015

Allied Market Research released a new OLED market report (World Organic LED Market - Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014 - 2020) in which they forecast that the OLED market will grow at a 18.3% CAGR from 2015 to 2020, reaching $37.2 billion by 2020.

LG OLED TVs (August 2015)

The report covers both display and lighting panels. Allied sees the OLED lighting market growing quickly (45.8% CAGR) in the near future. Allied says that the commercial OLED lighting segment was the largest market segment in 2014 - reaching revenues of $245.4 million.

LG announce plans to construct a new $8.7 billion OLED fab in Paju to make OLED TV and flexible OLED panels

Nov 27, 2015

LG Display announced that it will build a new OLED display plant in Paju, Korea. The P10 fab will mainly make large-size OLED TV panels and flexible OLED panels - but LGD also expect to produce future display technologies such as transparent OLEDs at the new plant. LG Display's CEO says that this is an "historical investment" for the display industry as it will expand the OLED market and accelerate future display technology development.

LG 13x8m OLED installation Incheon airport

The P10 is going to be a large plant - with an area of 382x265 meters (similar to 14 football fields) and will be 100 meters high. The OLED TV lines will be Gen-9 lines while the flexible OLED lines will host smaller substrates. The first production line is scheduled for mass production in the first half of 2018.

New OLED Auditorium presentation: TADF emitters (Kyushu University)

Kyushu University's presentation explains the technology behind TADF (Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescent) emitters for highly-efficient OLEDs.

ITRI developed a highly efficient blue OLED emitter based on plasmon-coupled green PHOLED

Nov 26, 2015

Taiwan's ITRI research institute developed a long-lasting OLED blue emitter. The researchers used a green phosphorescent emitter with a new double metal structure - that emits a blue light. The so-called Plasmon-Coupled Organic Light Emitting Diode (PCOLED) structure's lasts 27 times as long as a blue fluorescent emitter.


The researchers explain that a regular green phosphorescent emitter always emits a very weak emission. By using the double-metal structure, more plasmons are generated which means a larger blue emission. This is not an up-conversion process - but merely a change in conditions within the green material. This condition was actually discovered by accident.

Reports say Apple aims to adopt OLEDs in iPhones in 2018, in talks with suppliers to secure capacity

Nov 26, 2015

In the past few weeks I have read dozens of stories regarding Apple and their display choice for future iPhones. Some reports say that they aim to adopt OLEDs in their future iPhones starting in 2017, some say Apple decided to remain with LCDs... One thing for sure - the 2016 iPhones will use an LCD and not an OLED.

Apple iPhone 6s photo

One of the major reasons for that is that Apple sells around 200 million iPhones in a year - and there's simply not enough OLED production capacity for that. New reports from Japan say that Apple does want to switch to OLEDs - and is in talks with suppliers to secure the capacity and increase the lifetime and performance of OLEDs.

Phase-changing materials to enable rich-color efficient e-paper displays?

Nov 26, 2015

Researchers from Oxford University developed a new technology based on phase-change materials (similar to ones used in re-writable DVDs) that can be used to create non-volatile highly-efficient displays - similar to E Ink displays. The University established a new company called Bodle Technologies to commercialize this new technology.

Bodle Technologies phase-change display mechanism

The phase-change materials can manipulate light and can be used to filter, steer or dim light using very little power. Bodle already demonstrated a sub-100 nm pixel size and a very rich color gamut - they say it exceeds "other display technologies", although it's not clear what they mean by that...

Taiwan's government to support WiseChip blue-light free OLED lighting project

Nov 24, 2015

Taiwan's National Tsing-Hua University has been pursuing blue-light free OLED panels for a long time, developing orange-colored (1,914K) OLED panels which they claim is much healthier than regular OLEDs or LED devices.

WiseChip candle-light OLED photo

In November 2014, we reported that Taiwan's PMOLED maker WiseChip Semiconductors licensed technology Tsing-Hua's technology, with an aim to produce such panels by early 2015. This did not happen, but today we hear that the Taiwanese government decided to fund WiseChip development - awarding the company with 10 million NTD (about $300,000 USD) each year for two years - and the Wisechip will be able to start mass producing those 1900K OLEDs.