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Recent OLED News

Kopin announces a follow on order for its OLED microdisplays silicon backplanes

Kopin Corporation announced today it has received an approximately $850,000 follow-on order for its proprietary Lightning 2K silicon OLED microdisplay backplane wafers. The original order was announced in May 2020.

Kopin Lightning OLED microdisplay photo

According to Kopin's announcement, Kopin is selling these backplanes to other OLED microdisplay providers for seamless integration into their own products. Kopin’s Lightning 2K backplane supports 120 Hz OLED microdisplays with 2048 x 2048 resolution in a 1-inch diagonal size.

SDC collaborates with ULVAC to develop 8.5-Gen vertical OLED deposition

As demand for larger mobile OLED displays, for laptops, tablets and monitors is on the rise, there are reports that Samsung Display is considering building a 8.5-Gen AMOLED fab dedicated for laptop and IT displays.

Samsung Display's AMOLED displays for tablets and laptops photo

This new fab will be the first 8.5-Gen RGB OLED deposition fab, and Samsung is looking into new technologies to enable OLED deposition on larger substrates. It is reported today that SDC is developing, in collaboration with ULVAC, vertical deposition technology.

UBI: sales of 10-inch and larger OLEDs reached 10.29 million units in the first half of 2021

UBI Research estimates that sales of 10" and larger OLEDs (used in tablets, laptops, monitors - and also TVs) reached $2.95 billion in the first half of 2021, up from $1.22 billion a year before. Shipments reached 10.29 million units.

10-inch and larger OLED revenues, (2019H1-2021H1, UBI Research)

In the first half of 2021, 3.4 million OLED TV panels were shipped. The rest of the units (6.89 million) were of displays used in laptops and tablets, mostly.

New OLED gadget: HP Spectre x360 16

HP's 2021 Spectre x360 16 features a 16" 16:10 3840×2400 AMOLED display, with a 91% screen-to-body ratio (the OLED is optional, you can also opt for a lower-cost LCD). Other specs include a Intel i7 11-gen core, Nvidia RTX3050 GPU and quad B&O speakers.

HP Spectre x360 16 photo

The Spectre x360 16 OLED model will launch in the fall of 2021.

New OLED gadget: Xiaomi 11T / 11T Pro

Xiaomi's 11T smartphone features a 6.67-inch 120Hz HDR10+ 1080x2400 AMOLED display, a Mediatek MT6893 chipset, 8 GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage, and a triple camera setup.

Xiaomi 11T photo

The Xiaomi 11T Pro offers a similar display, and some improved internal specifications.

LG Display shows how it sees the future of shopping powered by OLEDs

LG Display is showcasing how OLED technology can change the shopping malls of the future. At LG's Science Park in Seoul's Magok district, the company build a show room with some nice OLED demonstrations.

First up are the glass doors to the show room, which have four 55-inch transparent OLEDs embedded in them. The next demonstration is the Smart Stall, which embed OLED electronic shelf labels and large-area OLED TV panels.