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Recent OLED News

UDC reported its financial results for Q4 2023, sees a new cycle of investments in the OLED industry

Universal Display Corporation reported its financial results for Q4 2023, with revenues of $158 million, and a net income of $62 million. For the whole year (2023), UDC reproted revenues of $576 million and net income of $203 million. The company ended 2023 with $800 million in cash and equivalents, and has increased its quarterly dividend.

UDC RGB PHOLED materials photoUDC says that the market still suffers from soft spending in smartphone and premium TVs. UDC, however, says that it believes that the OLED industry is starting a new and exciting multiyear investment cycle.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 23,2024

New OLED gadget: Huawei Pocket 2

Huawei's Pocket 2 is a foldable smartphone that features a 6.94" 120Hz 2200 nits 1136x2690 foldable LTPO AMOLED display, an external 1.15" 340x340 LTPO AMOLED display, an octa-core chipset, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 1TB of storage and a NM card slot.

The Pocket 2 is now shipping in China starting at around $1050.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 23,2024

Researchers develop a new multi-functional encapsulation that can be used to produce fiber-based wearable OLEDs

Researchers from Korea's Gachon University, Seoul University and Chungbuk University developed a multi-functional encapsulation technology that can be used to develop fiber-based wearable OLED devices, deposited on textiles.

The new OLED device is produced on a light extraction substrate, that is super-hydrophobic - developed by coating a water-repellent layer on a rough surface obtained through ion beam treatment, ensuring excellent uniformity and easy power control. The new encapsulation offers high performance (10-6 g/m-2/day) and also achieves a UV transmission rate of less than 3%.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 23,2024

MicroLEDs Will Make a Macro Impact

 This is a guest post, by Ioannis (John) Kymissis

Micro light-emitting diode (microLED) technology is the bright young thing in the display world, literally and figuratively. Its high luminance, sharp contrast, and vivid colors, among other attributes, make this one of the most dynamic emerging technologies for next-gen display applications. We’re just beginning to see what the future holds for microLEDs and their potential impact on display and imaging capabilities.

SID Displayweek 2023, exhibition photo

On the Technology Fast Track 

MicroLEDs have made rapid advancements since they were first submitted for patent in 1998. The Kansas State University researchers who developed these miniaturized versions of LEDs envisioned using them in sensors, detectors, and mini-displays. But now, in just under three decades, many major display leaders and emerging companies are racing to produce and integrate the technology in everything from smartwatches to TVs to automotive displays. 

Read the full story Posted: Feb 22,2024

Omdia updates its Apple laptop and tablet OLED adoption forecast, says market to grow to 72 million units by 2028

Omdia updated its forecast for Apple's OLED adoption in its IT devices (iPads and Notebooks), saying that the company will begin the OLED transition with the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro due later in 2024.

Samsung Display and LG Display will be Apple's suppliers, and the two companies will adopt new technologies. SDC will produce rigid glass based LTPO tandem AMOLEDs and LG will produce flexible AMOLEDs, at its E6 line. Omdia estimates that Apple will pay $80-90 for the 11" displays and $120-130 for the 12.9" displays, without the touch and cover glass (which will add $20-30 per display).

Read the full story Posted: Feb 21,2024

New OLED gadget: Garmin Forerunner 165

Garmin's Forerunner 165 is a smartwatch that offers a 1.2" 390x390 round AMOLED, hear rate sensor, blood oxygen monitoring, sleep monitoring, and more. 

The Forerunner 165 will start shipping soon starting at around $300 (there's a more expensive model with offline music support).

Read the full story Posted: Feb 21,2024