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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.
China-based display maker CSoT held a ceremony yesterday as it started construction on its upcoming T7 large-area display production fab. The T7 fab, which has a total cost of around 42.7 billion Yuan ($6.15 billion USD), will produce both LCD and OLED display.
Total capacity in the T7 line will be 105,000 monthly substrates (according to our information, the OLED capacity will be 20,000 monthly substartes). The T7 OLED line will use IGZO backplanes and inkjet printing deposition. CSoT's plan is to start production by the end of 2020 - with real mass production starting in 2021.
In march 2019 OLEDWorks launched its first flexible OLED panels, branded as BendOLEDs. The company now announced that the panels are now commercially available - and rebranded as LumiCurve Wave, which is the first panel in OLEDWorks LumiCurve product family.
The LumiCurve Wave is produced on Corning's 0.1mm thin Willow Glass flexible glass substrate. OLEDWorks says taht the Wave panels are extremely thin and light and deliver the superb light quality and excellent color rendering that is uniquely achievable with OLED.
HiSense' first OLED TV range, the Series X, features a 4K 55"/65" WRGB OLED panel, HDR, 200 Smooth Motion Rate, Dolby Audio and dbx–tv sound and HiSense's VIDAA U 2.5 Smart TV platform.
The Series X OLED TVs are now shipping in Australia. The 55" 55PX costs $3,499 AUD (about $2,500 USD) and the 65" 65PX costs $4,999 AUD (about $3,600 USD).
Google's 2017 Pixel 2 XL was one of the first phones to adopt LG Display's pOLEDs (6" 1440x2880) - and initial reviews of the display were rather dismal - as both reviewers and customers complained about bad color reproduction, graininess and problematic viewing angles. Many users also reported serious image retention issues.
In 2017, Google used Samsung's Super AMOLED displays in the smaller in 2017. This year, for the 2018 Google Pixel 3, Google chose SDC's 6.3" 1440x2960 Super AMOLED for the larger Pixel 3 XL - with proved to be a top-notch display. For the smaller Pixel 3, Google picked LG Display's 5.5" 1080x2160 - probably hoping that LGD managed to improve its displays - and most importantly its quality controls.
Samsung W2019 is a dual-screen clamshell smartphone that features two 4.2" 1080x1920 Super AMOLED displays, a snapdragon 845 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 128/256 GB of storage and a dual-camera setup.
Samsung did not yet reveal the price and release date of its 2019 flip phone.
Researchers from the University of California Berkley developed a new flexible and lightweight blood oxygen sensor that can map oxygen levels over large area. The sensor uses an array of red and near-infrared OLEDs, together with organic photo-diodes, printed on a flexible substrate.
The research was supported by Cambridge Display Technology, which means that these red and near-infrared printed OLEDs use polymer emitters (PLEDs).