Samsung is one of the leaders in OLED display research and the clear leader in AMOLED production. OLED Displays are thinner, more efficient and offer better picture quality than LCD or Plasma displays.
Samsung are confident that OLED displays is the best future technology. In fact Samsung claims that by 2014, 50% of cell phones might have AMOLED displays, and by 2015 it could become the main TV panel technology.
Samsung AMOLED mobile products
Samsung is the using AMOLEDs in many of their gadgets - in fact they are the leading company with regard to OLED adoption. Today Samsung is using OLED displays is most of their new phones, including the Galaxy S3 and the Note II. Samsung also has several AMOLED cameras available such as the B850F, NX200, TL350 and others.
Samsung Display's most advanced AMOLED mobile display is the 4.99" Full-HD (440 PPI) panel unveiled at CES 2013, which will go into production in Q1 2013. Samsung is offering several AMOLED types for mobile devices. Super AMOLED displays embed the touch panel inside the display and feature Samsung's PenTile matrix technology. These displays offer a great performance outdoors and are considered by many top mobile displays on the market. Super AMOLED Plus displays are newer and use a regular RGB matrix. Samsung also offers "regular" AMOLED displays without an embedded touch layer (also with PenTile)
Samsung Real OLED TVs
Samsung OLED production
Samsung Display is the number one producer of AMOLED panels (they make over 90% of AMOLED panels worldwide) Samsung currently makes displays sized 2" to 7.7" and has two AMOLED fabs (a 4.5-Gen and a 5.5-Gen that began operation in May 2011).
Samsung is investing a lot of money in AMOLED capacity. 2012 investment alone was around $6 billion.
Samsung OLED Research
Samsung has an extensive OLED research program. The company is currently mass producing small (up to 7.7") AMOLEDs and will soon start making larger 55" OLED TV panels. The company is always working to refine the manufacturing process - to improve yields and cut costs.
Samsung are also working on next-generation flexible OLEDs - and the company launched their plastic-based YOUM flexible OLED panels at CES 2013, and they aim to start producing products based on those displays in 2013. Samsung also unveiled curved 55" OLED TV prototypes - and they say that curved TVs offer a better viewing experience.
Samsung are also advancing quickly with transparent displays. In 2010 they actually announced a product with such a display (the IceTouch, an MP3 player with a 2" full-color transparent AMOLED) that was never released sadly. They are also working on larger transparent displays such as an OLED 'window' and an OLED laptop:
Here's a nice video, showing a concept transparent flexible AMOLED tablet device. It will be years before Samsung can commercialize such a display, but it's nice to see what the future holds:
Latest stories about Samsung OLEDs: