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Mar 30, 2009

Introduction to OLEDs

OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) is a new display technology. OLEDs are made from organic materials that emit light when electricity is applied. OLEDs are used to create thin, efficient and beautiful displays. 


OLEDs can be used to create televisions. Like LCD, they can be used to make High-Def TVs (HDTVs). Currently only Samsung has discussed HDTV OLEDs. Samsung's roadmap spells such televisions by 2010.

Samsung 40'' HD-AMOLED TV PrototypeSamsung 40 HD-AMOLED TV Prototype

In fact Samsung has already shown an HDTV OLED - a 40" prototype, back in October 2008. The resolution is 1,920 by 1,080, and the contrast rate is 1,000,000:1.

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